To prepare supporting and fostering methods needed for securing Government-funded Research Institute(GRI)s’ research excellence and to produce excellent research accomplishments, including the improvement of research environment and management system
Implementation of science culture and public promotion activities to lead popularization of science among citizens
Details of Project
01Promotion of GRIs' Research Administration Advancement for Forming Researcher-Friendly Research Environment
To form a researcher centered environment in GRIs by establishing researcher-friendly R&D support system and by concentrating GRIs' common administrative work on NST
The 'GRI Research Administration Advancement Support Group' consisting of GRIs' experts is established and operated.
Administrative work that may be promoted jointly by GRIs through mutual cooperation is identified, and methods of reducing the administrative work load of researchers are developed.
Acceptability is increased by applying methods to work sites in steps and by continuously implementing communication (briefing sessions, etc.).
02Support of Solutions to GRIs' Common Problems
To search for various supportive methods for research work sites through mutual cooperation between NST and GRIs and to reinforce NST's role as a 'supporter' not a 'meddler.'
Processes are prepared to hear about problems at actual research work sites and provide solutions to the problems. → The NST-GRIs communication channels are expanded to continuously collect opinions about GRIs' problems.
A task force consisting of the NST and external experts is operated to efficiently address GRIs' problems.
A feedback system (management council meetings and briefing sessions, etc.) is prepared with regard to the problem-solving procedures and results.
03Public Promotions about GRIs' Accomplishments (by Public Promotions and Culture Team)
To perform integrated public promotions activities about GRIs' tangible accomplishments and social contributions
To make the GRIs' R&D accomplishments known to the public and to popularize science and technology by increasing the public relations capabilities
According to the GRIs' demand for public relations through the media, the distribution of press releases and monitoring work is supported.
On-line public relations activities are increased to spread GRIs' tangible R&D accomplishments (webzine, blog, Facebook, etc.)
The GRIs' science culture program portal service (Science NURI) is established and operated.
NST, Building A, Sejong National Research Complex, 370, Sicheong-daero, Sejong-si, Korea