Target segment What is a university research administrator (URA)?

University research administrators work to enhance the research activities of researchers and to strengthen the management of research and development by planning and managing research with researchers in academia.
The responsibilities of a URA include planning research projects with researchers, examining the compliance of projects with laws and ordinances, proposing research projects and making negotiations concerning them, accounting and managing facilities for research projects, managing the flow of research projects, applying for patents, summarizing research results and promoting research outcomes.

1Planning research activities

Planning and supporting research projects whose topics are expected to be included in near future grant programs or projects whose topics meet the research strategy of the university; supporting the procedures required for securing external funding.


2Managing the flow of research projects

Supporting the operation and management of projects, such as those funded externally


3Promoting the application of research outcomes

Supporting activities that apply research outcomes of the university to society