IRIS Science Management Inc. and its team
We have a broad background in dealing with organizational change within academic and research organizations in Japan and Europe – both from the inside and from the position of a funding agency. Moreover, supporting research collaborations between Japan and Europe is one of our heartfelt missions, and we are happy that we can base our activities on a broad and trustable network within the scientific(political) communities in Japan and Europe. We are giving seminars for early career researcher on a variety of topics, e.g. time & project management, careers in international science today, managing research groups & intercultural management.
Our team includes a number of Japanese and foreign experts working with IRIS Science Management Inc. on a project base.
Projects and activities our team accomplished over the past years include:
- Defined and implemented the external evaluation process for a mid-sized research organization in Germany, resulting in broad internal changes within that organization, and thus in successful evaluation performance
- Worked with a large medical research organization in Japan and defined, and managed the internal evaluation process
- Worked with a regional development organization in Europe on a strategic investment plan for science and research within the region and, as part of this work, evaluated the output of three local universities
- Provided input on academic centers of excellence worldwide for the Austrian Institute of Technology, a new graduate institute in Austria
- Defined an international cooperative research scheme for a large research organization in Japan
- Participated in the external evaluation of one of the largest basic science research centers in Japan
- Participated in a report by the Japanese government comparing Japan and German universities scientific output
- Helped a large European science funding agency to define its cooperation strategy for Japan
- Established the Japan Office of the German Research Foundation and supported Japan-German research collaborations with a broad spectrum of scientific fields.