The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, RIKEN, Japan

Data Center Description
The objectives of RIKEN are to conduct comprehensive research in
science and technology (excluding only humanities and social
sciences) "RIKEN Law", and to disseminate the results of its
scientific research and technological developments. RIKEN
carries out high level experimental and research work in a wide
range of fields, including physics, chemistry, medical science,
biology, and engineering extending from basic research to
practical application.

This institute was first founded in 1917 (Taisho 6) as a private
research foundation known as "RIKEN". In 2003, it was
reorganized as an Independent Administrative Institution under
the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and
Technology, since when it has engaged in wide-ranging research
activities that span basic to applied science.


[Summary provided by RIKEN.]