Seminar/Workshop Series for Researcher Professional Development Vol. 1 (Online Seminar)

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You can watch the videos of the lecture from the following links. (Posted: January 27, 2021)
 Original English version Japanese dubbed version

The lecturers' answers to the questions from the audience at the webinar can be seen here.

(The following is for your reference.)

We are pleased to inform you that the Seminar/Workshop Series for Researcher Professional Development will be held regularly under "the Comprehensive Support Project for the Strategic Professional Development Program for Young Researchers." Participation is free of charge, so please feel free to invite others and join in.


“What is Researcher Development? — The Initiatives of Vitae Program for Researchers’ Professional Development in UK —”


The development of a researcher is highly dependent on their research group and academic community. In other countries, however, support and initiatives are also being undertaken by third-party organizations. In this seminar, we will learn about the background and current status of Vitae, the UK's pioneering and globally influential research professional development program. Additionally, we will consider what the skills of professional researchers are needed and what we can do to support their development.

Date & Time

Monday, October 12, 2020 at 16:00–18:00

Event Format

Zoom Webinar
*Participation is free of charge.
*Access information will be sent by email at a later date to those who have applied for participation.


  • Why is Researcher Development important?
  • The cultural background for the implementation of "Researcher Development" in UK
  • The strategy of Vitae program and the outcomes
  • The concrete practice and users' comments
  • “Researcher Development" for the pandemic and beyond
  • Q & A session

*The seminar can be viewed in Japanese and English.

Target Participants

  • Researchers (regardless of research career or research field), graduate students aiming to become researchers, and people from universities, research institutes, or companies who take interest in researcher development.
  • Up to 1,000 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application for Participation

Please apply using the form below. Once your application is complete, you will receive an automatic email reply from us.
Application deadline: Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 16:00 Saturday, October 10, 2020 at noon.
*Applications will be closed when the capacity is reached.

Application Form

How to Participate

1. Using Zoom

Please join in using Zoom in one of the following ways.
The necessary information including URL, meeting ID, and passcode will be sent to you via email at a later date.

■Using the app
Please install the Zoom app from this page in advance.

■Using a browser
If you are unable to use the Zoom app, you can also participate using your web browser. If you are using a browser, please visit this page to create a Zoom account.

2. Notes

■Please upgrade or reinstall the latest version of the app even if you have already installed the Zoom app. If you have an older version of the app, you may not be able to access the seminar.

■Please check this page for the recommended system requirements.

■We recommend checking the settings of your device and network in advance (Zoom test meeting).

■Please make sure you have a stable connection on the day of the seminar. If you are unable to view the seminar due to your connection, device, or network settings, JST will not be able to assist you. Also, JST will not be responsible for any inconvenience caused to you regarding the use of Zoom.

Contact for Inquiries

Office of Developing Human Resources for R&D Programs
Japan Science and Technology Agency.