Responsibility System for Public Research Funds Operations and Management

Responsibility System for Public Research Funds Operations and Management based on the “Guidelines for Managing and Auditing Public Research Funds at Research Institutions (implementation standards)”

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School
President Peter Gruss

Based on “Guidelines for Managing and Auditing Public Research Funds at Research Institutions (implementation standards) (Approved by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on February 15, 2007; revised on February 18, 2014) Clause1; Clarification of internal responsibility system”, we announce the persons involved in the operation and management of competitive funds and the system of their responsibilities and authority as follows.

 Chief Administrative Officer: CEO/President
Preside over the entire university and have ultimate responsibility for the administration and management of public research funds.
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 General Manager: Provost
Assist the chief administrator and have substantial responsibility and authority to oversee the entire institution for the management and management of public research funds.
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 Persons in Charge of Promoting Compliances:
       -Manager of Research Finance
       -Leader of Grants and Research Collaborations Section
       -Leader of Business Development Section
(1)  Implement fraud prevention measures, check the implementation status, and periodically report to General Manager.
(2)  In order to prevent fraud, implement compliance education for all members involved in the use and management of public research funds, and supervise course attendance status and grasp the level of comprehension.
(3)  Monitor whether the faculties and staffs of our university are appropriately using and managing public research funds, etc. and instruct improvement as necessary.

 

Regarding Efforts to Prevent Fraudulent Use of Research Funds etc.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School
Office of the Provost

Based on the "Guidelines for Managing and Auditing Public Research Funds at Research Institutions (February 15, 2007)", in order to properly administrate and manage public research funds, we are in charge of improper countermeasures, establishment of consultation/reporting contact points, etc. In addition, we systematically organize various regulations and practices related to fraud prevention and disseminate it to all faculty staffs to prevent fraudulent use of research funds etc.

1. Regarding the Misconduct Prevention Plan, understand the control risk factors leading to fraud, formulate misconduct prevention measures, and implement awareness activities and seminars to prevent fraud.

2. Regarding the establishment of consultation/reporting contact points, we have set up a contact points to receive reports on irregularities of public research funds.

Reference:
Guidelines for Managing and Auditing Public Research Funds at Research Institutions (implementation standards) (Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)-Japanese only

Contact

Office of the Provost
research-budget@oist.jp