Request for Cooperation with Questionnaire-Based Survey for the Doctoral Human Resources Database

The National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) are currently working on the Doctoral Human Resources Database (JGRAD) as an information platform for tracking the career paths of doctoral graduates. The JGRAD, the pilot operation of which began in FY2014, is continuing to operate on a trial basis as of FY2015 with the cooperation of 22 universities.We are conducting the following survey in order to compile and analyze the information obtained via JGRAD for the purpose of providing the results thereof the analysis to you, the registered members.

It is requested that you answer the questionnaire in accordance with the following instructions. Your cooperation with the survey would be greatly appreciated.

Method of Completion

Please go to and complete the survey in accordance with the instructions posted at the following URL:

Survey Period

November 30, 2015 (Monday) – December 25, 2015 (Friday)

Subject of Survey

Affiliation information, desired career path, awareness on competence and skills, employment following completion of doctoral studies, etc.


Inquiries on the contents:
National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Inquiries on the DB system:
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (Project Consignee)