Information about the organization

Organizational Overview

The Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS) was established in 2004 to bring together the four national institutes: the National Institute of Polar Research, the National Institute of Informatics, the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, and the National Institute of Genetics, upon the incorporation of the Inter-University Research Institutes for the purpose of understanding and predicting our complex world from the perspective of information and systems. ROIS has been promoted cross-institutional research and collaboration between universities, providing access to various scientific databases, analytical tools, computing resources, and academic internet backbones.

In 2016, we established Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research in order to enhance our support of next-generation data-oriented research activities in universities. It promotes data science of wide research communities by providing support functions of data sharing and data analysis for natural sciences, social sciences and humanities research. It is also planning to foster data scientists through collaborative research and on-the-job training.

Along with these cutting-edge research activities, ROIS also functions as the core organization behind SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies), training human resources to lead academic research in a new age.