Our Mission

The mission of the Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform (RCOS) at NII is to lay the foundation of Open Science in Japan by constructing a research data infrastructure on which research data from Japanese research activities can be managed, stored, and discovered.

Through the research data infrastructure, we aim to facilitate the reuse of research results, and thus empower research activities in Japan.

Our Principles

01 Our priorities will ensure that our services empower research activities in Japan, including international joint research.

02 We will ensure that it is at the discretion of the researchers and research institutions to decide on the openness of research outputs based on their needs.

03 We will strive to enhance the use of research outputs within academia and beyond in order to empower research activities, and to address today's social challenges.