The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has set up the Committee on the Development and Promotion of Researcher Development Program. Consisting of intellectuals that include representatives of institutions and academic experts, the purpose of the committee is to efficiently develop more effective programs. The Committee will work on the following:
The PD adjusts and summarizes the whole Comprehensive Support Project (e.g., screening, evaluation, and progress management regarding "the Strategic Professional Development Program for Young Researchers;" research and analysis regarding the promotion of researcher development), and gives advice and other forms of assistance to targeted institutions.
The PO assists the PD in controlling the whole Comprehensive Support Project and discusses how to collect and analyze information regarding advanced cases in other countries, develop programs, promote programs, and give assistance.
Intellectuals discuss the direction of program development and schemes for promoting achievements, and also give opinions on the evaluation of implementing institutions’ progress in carrying out their programs and on the progress management of the programs.
The Working Group selects research targets, analyzes the results of the research analysis and the approaches of implementing institutions, and gives specific opinions and proposals about program development.