KAKEN – Service Information: Terms of Use

About the Service

KAKEN is operated based on National Institute of Informatics’ Academic Contents Service Usage Regulations.

How to Use the Contents

(1) Except from the contents whose copyright belongs to authors (e.g. some of the reports), the contents published on KAKEN must be used in compliance with the MEXT’s Website Terms of Use (Japanese).
The MEXT’s Website Terms of Use is compatible with the Creative Commons’ license, Attribution 4.0 International (i.e. copyright usage terms stipulated in https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode Hereinafter, ‘CC-BY’.). Therefore, the contents that are applicable to the MEXT’s Website Terms of Use can also be used by complying with CC BY.

(2) Among the contents published on KAKEN, those that are specified as copyrighted works (i.e. some of the reports that were submitted in relation to Adopted Projects before 2015) must be used in compliance with NII’s Academic Contents Service Usage Regulations, Article 5.2 (Purpose of Using the Service).

(3) When you use the content on this website, please cite the source by referring to the examples of citation recommended on ‘MEXT Website Usage Policy’.
The examples of source citation for KAKEN are as follows:

<Examples of Source Citation>
- When you are using the entire database:
Source: KAKEN: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Database (The National Institute of Informatics)(https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/)
- When you are using a particular Research Project, report, etc.:
Source: “Modeling and support for co-evolutional creative activity via the Internet”, Project Number: 24240014 (KAKEN: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Database [The National Institute of Informatics])(https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/grant/KAKENHI-PROJECT-24240014/)

If you have edited/modified the content for your use, you must state the fact that you have edited/modified in addition to the source citation as stated above. You must not publish or use the edited/modified information as if it was created by the National Institute of Informatics.

<Examples of Source Citation for Edited/Modified Content>
- When you are using the entire database:
Source: Created by XXX Ltd., based on KAKEN: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Database (The National Institute of Informatics) (https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/)
- When you are using a particular Research Project, report, etc.:
Source: Created by modifying “Modeling and support for co-evolutional creative activity via the Internet”, Project Number: 24240014 (KAKEN: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Database [The National Institute of Informatics]) (https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/grant/KAKENHI-PROJECT-24240014/)

Information published on KAKEN

In some cases, authors can claim the copyright of some of the reports that were submitted in relation to Adopted Projects.
If you wish to claim, please apply by completing the form below.

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