Along with the creative development of research through researchers’ freedom of ideas, the University takes as its basis the achievement of a broad range of contributions to the progress of humanity and society by endeavoring to foster outstanding talents.
Today, the University is faced with a wide-ranging set of expectations and demands from the industrial and other sectors in tackling and resolving a host of specific issues.
For us as the University, proactively moving forward in cooperation with the society around us in order to meet society’s demands ? while firmly sticking to our fundamental purpose and acting with the independence the University’s purpose requires ? not only allows the University to contribute to society, but also allows us to make a meaningful achievement, in that the University’s research activities receive a beneficial stimulus from the surrounding world.
- Joint Research
- This is a system in which the University collaborates on an equal footing with business, independent administrative agencies, and national and local government bodies to undertake research on issues of mutual concern. Because the University has become a corporation, it is now possible to handle the intellectual property stemming from the findings of joint research in a more flexible way.
- Contract Research
This is a system in which the University receives commissions from business, independent administrative agencies, and national and local government bodies, and the University promotes the research projects which it has been commissioned to do as a professional duty.
The intellectual property stemming from the findings of contract research, which belongs to the Academic Staff of this University, as a rule reverts to this University.
- Joint Research Chair and the Joint Research Division
- This is an independent research organization, established within the University additionally to the faculty offices using funds from the private sector. Accepting researchers and research expenses etc. from the private-sector businesses etc., the University’s Academic Staff and researchers from the businesses providing the funding jointly undertake research on issues of mutual concern, making this a good system for spurring on the achievement of outstanding research findings.
- Research Alliance Laboratories
- This is a hub for inviting industry research organizations to Osaka University and developing a range of multifaceted University-industry collaborative initiatives. The Research Alliance Laboratories aim to act as a shared forum for business and Osaka University to share research information, technology, personnel and facilities etc., promoting the adoption of research findings in industry and more sophisticated research and nurturing talents for both the academic and business partners.
- Under this system, contributions are received from business etc. for purposes such as strengthening academic research and education. We receive donations and contributions for a wide range of areas.
- Endowed Research Chair and Endowed Research Division
This is an independently established research organization which makes effective use of contributions provided by the private sector etc. as an encouragement to study. The system is intended to strengthen the development of education and research under the aegis of this University’s independence.
- Inter-organizational Collaboration
This is an initiative in which concerns such as private-sector businesses and the University set up groups such as joint steering committees etc., and by promoting the strengthening of collaborative and contract research, the exchange of researchers, internships and so on through inter-organizational collaboration, aim to produce enhanced achievements in research.
- Tangible Research Results
“Tangible research results” refers to in relation to reagents, materials or specimens (microbial strains, cell lines, virus strains, new varieties of plants, nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, new mateirials, soils, rocks etc.), experimental animals, prototypes, model items or experimental equipment, or any kind of information on research findings recorded on an electronic or paper recording medium which comes under the items listed below and has academic or property value:
（１） It was created or acquired in the course of research etc. and demonstrates that the objective of the research etc. has been achieved;
（２） It was created or acquired in the course of research etc. and was used to acquire what is specified in the preceding item; or
（３） It is a derivative created or acquired in the creation of what is specified in Item 1 or the preceding item.
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