OIST Researcher Community

Welcome to the OIST Researcher Community Website, an online meeting place for researchers with OIST as their primary affiliation. This forum is created and maintained by the elected officers of the ORC, and aspires to promote communication among the researchers, in order to build a vibrant and productive research community.

ORC Mission Statement

The OIST Researcher Community (ORC) is an organization of all Postdoctoral Scholars, Staff Scientists, Group Leaders, and Research Specialists at OIST.

OIST is a dynamic, international, and collaborative institution. Most importantly, OIST is constantly growing and adapting.

By bringing issues of concern to the administration and faculty, the ORC works to make sure that the well-being of researchers at OIST is always a top priority. The ORC also aims to enrich the intellectual and social lives of OIST researchers by sponsoring and organizing events.

Everyone is encouraged to contribute to the development and shaping of the community.

OIST研究者コミュニティー( ORC )は、 OISTでのすべてのポストドクトラル スカラー、スタッフ・サイエンティスト、グループリーダー、およびリサーチスペシャリストにより構成された組織です。


ORCは、管理責任者や教職員へ懸念となる事柄を提示することによって、 OIST研究者の福利が常に最優先事項であるよう取り組んでいます。 ORCはまた、イベントの主催、開催をすることによりOIST研究者の知的及び社会生活を豊かにすることを目指しています。


Latest Posts

  • Update from the Faculty Assembly: Life Support for OIST community

    The OIST Faculty Assembly met on September 23, 2016. ORC representatives Zach Hensel and Giulio Giusteri attended the meeting. There was some discussion of the new KAKENHI application incentives between faculty members and the Dean of Researcher, Mary Collins. The only new information relevant to ORC members came from the VP of Human Resources, Machi Dilworth:

  • Brainstorming ORC-sponsored activities

    This is an open call to OIST Researchers for suggestions and volunteers to help organize ORC-sponsored academic and social activities. Please see the attached document for a copy of the presentation Zach Hensel gave to the ORC general meeting on Sept. 14. If you're interested in helping to organize something or just have a cool idea, you can e-mail Zach directly (zach.hensel@oist.jp), e-mail the ORC officers (orc-officers@oist.jp), submit a comment on the ORC website, or talk to any of us in person.

  • Faculty Assembly: Updates for ORC members from the August 16 meeting

    Please see the attached PDF for a copy of the presentation to the ORC General Meeting on September 14, 2016. It details information from the August  16 Faculty Assembly meeting that may be of interest to OIST researchers. It also includes an overview of the roles of ORC representatives to the Faculty Assembly.