Basic Policy on the Prevention of Misuse of Public Research Funds


Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation
Basic Policy on the Prevention of Misuse of Public Research Funds

July 1, 2021
Approved by the CEO/President

Researchers and others who conduct activities using public research funds shall always judge and act honestly and sincerely, and use public research funds appropriately, recognizing that public research funds are mainly funded by taxpayer’s money and that such activities are based on the trust and confidence of society. In order to prevent misuse of research funds, in accordance with the "Guidelines for Management and Auditing of Public Research Funds in Research Institutions (Implementation Standards)" (decision by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) and other related laws and regulations, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation has established the following basic policy for prevention of misuse of public research funds.

1. Establish and optimize the organizational structure necessary for the operation and management of public research funds, and always perform appropriate budget execution management.

2. Analyze the factors that may cause fraud, and establish and optimize the necessary processes and rules for misuse prevention measures.

3. Formulate a specific misuse prevention plan and ensure that misuse prevention measures are implemented.

4. Continuously conduct compliance education and awareness-raising activities that contribute to misuse prevention measures, and create an organizational culture with a high level of awareness regarding the prevention of misuse of research funds.

5. Clarify the system of responsibility for misuse prevention measures and the whistleblower report hotline, and disclose them both inside and outside the university.

Supplemental Provisions 附則
This basic policy shall come into effect from July 1, 2021