The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2016 (Open Access Summit 2016)
"Promoting Openness of Research Data: Incentive and Data Management"
Date&Time October 26, 2016 / 13:00-17:15
Place National Institute of Informatics, 12F 1208 & 1210 Meeting room
Co-host Research Data Utilization Forum
Related Info. :

Open Access Week 2016 "Open in Action"

The event was held on October 26, 2016. 112 people participated.

Please see SPARC Japan NewsLetter, No.31.
Documents, slides and videos are available only on Japanese version page.

The Japanese government has found an importance of "Open Science" and is now going to promote its associated activities in Japan. In the end of March 2015, a report entitled "Promoting Open Science in Japan" was published by the expert panel on Open Science, based on Global Perspectives, Cabinet Office. According to the report, research data should be made openly available, although they are subject to constraints that ensure ethical, legal, and commercial protections.

To accelerate the activities related to open science, universities, public research institutes, and data providers are expected to play an important and active role. In actual, however, they are not so actively working because no intrinsic motivation is induced and no effective system for research data management (RDM) is developed.

In addition to the incentive that open research data can provide new insights and values, therefore, another incentive is needed for researchers and research community that they can gain professional recognition and rewards for their labors to make research data open. Regarding RDM, libraries and institutional repositories fundamentally function in data preservation, management, and publishing. If they cooperate with researchers in the RDM workflow, that possibly solves the aforementioned problems and accelerates the open science movement in Japan.

In recognition of this situation, this seminar reports an actual corporation between libraries and research groups as well as a cutting-edge institutional repository. These reports will lead attendees to consider how the openness of scientific research data in Japan can be promoted through cooperation between librarians and researchers.
Moderator:Masahito Nosé(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)




Opening Greeting

Kazuhiro Hayashi
(Open Access Week Advisory Committee)



Masahito Nosé
(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)


Incentives and adoption barrier of open data in biomedical research

Takeru Nakazato
(Database Center for Life Science)


Opening of old Japanese photograph image data and roles of academic libraries

Kenichi Shimoda
(Nagasaki University Library)


Interim report of creating metadata for upper-atmospheric observational data by librarian

Yasuyuki Minamiyama
(National Institute of Polar Research)




Research Data Management in Japanese University

Takaaki Aoki
(Institute for Information Management and Communication, Kyoto University)


Domestic and International Activities on Research Data Utilization

Hideaki Takeda
(Research Data Utilization Forum
/ National Institute of Informatics)




Panel Discussion

[[ Moderator ]]
*Kei Kurakawa
(National Institute of Informatics)

[[ Panelist ]]
*Takeru Nakazato
(Database Center for Life Science)
*Kenichi Shimoda
(Nagasaki University Library)
*Yasuyuki Minamiyama
(National Institute of Polar Research)
*Takaaki Aoki
(Institute for Information Management and Communication, Kyoto University)
*Hideaki Takeda
(Research Data Utilization Forum
/ National Institute of Informatics



Jun Adachi
(National Institute of Informatics)
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Takeru Nakazato (Database Center for Life Science)

Project associate professor in Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS), Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS) since 2011. Ph.D. in Information Science from Osaka University. M.Sc. from Tokyo Institute of Technology. He worked as a software developer for analyzing large scale data using document information in Bio-IT Division, NEC Corporation. Since 2007 in DBCLS, he has been engaged in operating a web-based search engine for public NGS data of public database in life science, collaborating with DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) and developing the platforms to interpret large scale data biologically.

Kenichi Shimoda (Nagasaki University Library)

Chief of Academic Information Service Section, Nagasaki University Library since July 2014. He started his career at the library in 1987 and worked as librarian, operating its library system, introducing e-journals and its institutional repository, and organizing and digitizing the collection of old photographs in Japan and opening to the public.

Yasuyuki Minamiyama (National Institute of Polar Research)

Librarian in National Institute of Polar Research since 2005. He participated in the 49th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 2007 to 2008, and worked for Komaba Library, the University of Tokyo from 2011 to 2014. He has also joined Institutional Repositories Promotion Committee since 2014 and is a project working group member for SPARC Japan seminars in 2016.

Takaaki Aoki (Institute for Information Management and Communication, Kyoto University)

Associate Professor since March 2016. Ph. D. in Engineering. He had worked as a researcher for some research projects since 2000, focusing on simulation of nano scale processing and instrumentation technology. In parallel as a lecturer in Graduate School of Engineering from 2007, he took part in developing information security and infrastructure, and analyzing data in the Center for Information Technology. Currently he is engaged in planning, designing and operating ICT system for supporting researchers and research projects in the university.

Hideaki Takeda (Research Data Utilization Forum / National Institute of Informatics)

Kei Kurakawa (National Institute of Informatics)

Masahito Nosé(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)

Ph.D. received from Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University in 1998. Postdoctoral fellow for 1998-2001 at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Assistant Professor since 2001. Specialized in solar-terrestrial physics and geomagnetism. Main research interests include geomagnetic variations, pulsations, dynamics of energetic particles in the inner magnetosphere, substorm, and geomagnetic indices. Recently involved in minting digital object identifiers to research data.

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