KAKEN - Service Information: Research Outputs

There are broadly two ways of publishing research outputs. Each has different methods of access.

1. Research-status Report / Annual Research Report

       
  • 1. Research-status Report / Annual Research Report
    Research-status Report / Annual Research Report refer to the research conducted in each fiscal year. Entire contents are recorded in Research-status Reports and Annual Research Reports filed in KAKEN.

  • 2. Final Research Report (2008 –)
    Final Research Report is the new style report used since 2008, which must be submitted within a year after the completion of a research period. The reports are filed in KAKEN in PDF format.
    This report, however, is not available for some research categories.

2. Past Mandated Reports for Grantees of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

       
  • 1. Final Research Report (– 2007)
    Final Research Report used to be submitted in the final year of a multi-year project. It was mandatory to submit it to the National Diet Library. In many cases, the reports are also held in the principle investigators’ affiliated institutions.
    This report, however, is not available for some research categories.
    Where Final Research Report Summary is filed in KAKEN, there is a Final Research Report.
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  •  [How to access]
    1. The National Diet Library, Kansai Annex
      You can search for the reports on NDL-OPAC or NDL-Search. Anyone can use or copy them.
    2. The principle investigators’ affiliated institutions (In some cases, libraries do not hold them)
    3. Other institutions’ libraries

    You can search 2 and 3 on CiNii Books; however, the reports are sometimes not registered in CiNii Books even if a library holds them.         

  • 2. Self-evaluation Report (2008 – 2010)
    Self-evaluation Report is the third-year report of a multi-year project. The reports are filed in KAKEN in PDF format.

3. Publications in Academic Journals

The list of published articles written on a particular project is recorded in the ‘Research Output’ section of Research-status Report, Annual Research Report, Final Research Report Summary, Self-evaluation Report, and Final Research Report in KAKEN. These articles are the ones that were published in academic journals etc.


[How to access]
  1. CiNii Articles
    In case of Japanese journals, the main texts are sometime available as electronic files.
  2. Libraries
    You can search for publications on CiNii Books etc, and obtain the copies via affiliated institutions’ libraries.