Public Solicitation Application Form

Public Solicitation of Research Topics

introduction

This center was established in FY2016 by a coalition of three research institutes – the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine at Hiroshima University, the Atomic Bomb Disease Institute at Nagasaki University, and the Fukushima Global Medical Science Center at Fukushima Medical University – to respond to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident within an academic framework, to establish an academic foundation for advanced and integrated radiation disaster and medical science research, and to offer the results of the research to the residents of the country and the international community.

This center jointly launches an open call for research projects to promote collaborative research of radiation effect and related sciences.

Method of Application

①Research category

Applications are available for the following programs;

Projects responding to Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident
  1. Research on low-dose and low-dose rate radiation effects
  2. Development of diagnostic and treatment methods for internal radiation exposure
  3. Research and development of radiation-protective drugs
  4. Research on risk communication regarding radiation disasters
Other important projects
  1. Research on the molecular mechanisms of genomic damage and repair
  2. Research on mechanisms of radiation carcinogenesis and development of cancer treatment
  3. Basic research on development of medical care for radiation disasters
  4. Basic research on regenerative medicine approaches to improve radiation treatment
  5. Evaluative research on health effects and health risks associated with radiation disasters
  6. Application of radioisotopes to medical diagnosis and treatment
Open-topic projects
Joint research based on original ideas of the applicant(s) that utilizes the facilities, equipment and materials of the center and is aimed at the comprehensive development of radiation disaster medical science.

*The research category you applied for may be changed by the review committee.
If you have any inquiries about Joint Research Topics to choose, please e-mail the head office secretariat:
housai@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

②Application Requirements

The program is open to researchers and graduate students who, as of April 1, 2021, are affiliated with an accredited university or research institution, or expect to obtain such affiliation or who have demonstrably equivalent status.

*Researchers who belong to the three research institutes – the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine at Hiroshima University, the Atomic Bomb Disease Institute at Nagasaki University or the Fukushima Global Medical Science Center at Fukushima Medical University – are not qualified to apply this program.

③Research Period

April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022

④Submission Documents

In order to assure the most effective research activities, applicants must confer in advance with a resident researcher (professor, associate professor, lecturer or assistant professor) at this center and, having received the appropriate guidance, prepare the following documents.

Please refer to the URL below for contact information of resident researchers

Hiroshima University
https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/rbm/research/lab
Nagasaki University
http://www-sdc.med.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/abdi/organization/index_e.html
Fukushima Medical University
https://www.fmu.ac.jp/fgmsc/en/
⑤Method of submission

Prepare the application form, Written Oath and the authorization form and submit them via form-e.php.

⑥Deadline

Monday, December 7, 2020.
Submissions may be accepted even after the deadline.

⑦Adoption judgement

Following deliberation by the Joint Research Project Screening committee, the steering committee of the Research Center for Radiation Disaster Medical Science will render a final decision on applications, and the head of the center will notify all applicants of decisions before the start of any research.

After the adoption of a research project, the name/affiliation of the project representative and the project name will be disclosed on our website.

Research Projects receiving grants will also be notified of the grant allotment at the time of decision.

Note: For those projects selected that wish to share the use of equipment, devices, etc., please contact the research institution responsible for the management of the equipment in question.

Note: Usage of facilities and equipment may require separate filings, workshops, and study sessions before experimentation or analysis can begin.

⑧Joint research funds, including travel expenses

For joint research proposals submitted for Projects responding to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident or Other important projects, and pursuant to deliberation by the Joint Research Project Screening committee and final decision by the steering committee, joint research funds (including travel expenses for the research) will be allocated (FY2020 results up to 200,000 Japanese Yen).

Applications to Open-topic projects and those submitted after the deadline will not be eligible for a grant.

⑨Changes of the position of the Representative Joint Researcher and addition of the Joint Researcher(s)

If the Representative Researcher moves to another workplace, changes the roster of Joint Researchers, or makes other such changes after starting the Joint Research, the following document should be submitted by e-mail.

⑩Change of resident researcher(s)

If the applicant makes changes concerning the resident researcher(s) because of unavoidable circumstances after starting the joint research, the following document should be completed and submitted by e-mail to the head office secretariat.

⑪Withdrawal after adoption decision

If the applicant decides to withdraw because of unavoidable circumstances after the adoption decision, approval of the resident researcher should be obtained and the following document should be completed and submitted by e-mail to the head office secretariat.

If joint research funds are allocated, the balance shall be returned.

In addition, in case of withdrawal after the start of research, in principle, the results report should be submitted.

⑫Report of research results

Following the completion of the research period, the status of the research shall be submitted in the form of a Report of Results by a representative of the research group or a resident researcher. Details on what the report should include will be announced separately. The Report of Results is slated for publication in FY2022.

⑬Publication of joint research

When publishing the results of joint research performed at this center, researchers will indicate in an Acknowledgement as bellows;
“This work was supported by the Program of the Network-type Joint Usage/Research Center for Radiation Disaster Medical Science.”

⑭Intellectual property rights

The vesting of all intellectual property rights produced through joint research at this center shall be determined following discussion with the affiliated organizations.

⑮Compliance with research ethics

In carrying out joint research, researchers must comply with the laws and regulations of the countries concerned and strive to implement projects in a fair and efficient manner.

In particular, researchers must take measures to prevent illegal acts, abuse, and fraudulent receipt.

Therefore, joint researchers are obliged to complete a research ethics training program as follows:

(1) Completion of research ethics training program prescribed by the affiliated organization; and

(2) If the affiliated organization does not specify the training program for research ethics, completion of that prescribed by the research base organization to which the representative resident researcher belongs.

⑯Accommodation Facilities

Applicants seeking to utilize Hiroshima University or Nagasaki University accommodation facilities for joint research should inquire with these organizations.

⑰Miscellaneous

With regard to the use of research facilities, strictly observe all rules and regulations in each research institute of the Joint Usage/Research Center.

Inquiries

Hiroshima University

Kasumi Region General Affairs Group
1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima
734-8553, Japan

TEL:81+82-257-5186

Nagasaki University

Research Support Section, General Affairs Division,
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Administration Department
1-12-4 Sakamoto, Nagasaki
852-8523, Japan

TEL:81+95-819-7198

Fukushima Medical University

Division of Medical Research Promotion
1 Hikarigaoka, Fukushima
960-1295, Japan

TEL:81+24-547-1794