Laying the groundwork for a research environment that promotes diversity
- The Office of Diversity Promotion was established on December 1, 2016.
- Research funding was provided as a form of support for researchers returning to work after an extended leave of absence
- Nursing care support guidebook compiled on available programs and services.
- Survey on major life event support needs of women researchers at the Yokohama and Kobe branches made with a questionnaire and interviews.
- “RIKEN Long Term Care Guidebook” published (Japanese/English)
Enhancing the research capabilities of women
- Research funding was provided as a form of support to outstanding women researchers
- Support was provided to women researchers in the form of payment for the editing of papers to be submitted to international academic journals.
- Survey on research support needs of women researchers at the Yokohama and Kobe branches made with a questionnaire and interviews.
- “RIKEN female researchers at the forefront of science 2016 –striving for diversity in the research environment- (Introducing Role Models)” published (English)
Hiring and appointment of women to high-level management positions
- Deliberations are currently underway, based on objective data analyses, with the objective of setting numerical targets by field, position, and rank for the hire and promotion of women researchers.
- A kick-off symposium on “Promoting Diversity for Maximizing Research Outcomes” was held to mark the opening of the Office of Diversity Promotion. (February 23, 2017)
- A booklet was compiled introducing role models of women researchers.
- Two e-learning program contents on diversity in the workplace were created for management and general personnel.