Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Program for Constructing Data Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

Overview

The "Program for Constructing Data Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences" is a project by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to prepare government statistics for use in academic research. The Institute of Economic Research of Hitotsubashi University was chosen as one of the centers to compile and prepare such data on behalf of the JSPS. The project started in October 2018 and is scheduled to run for 5 years.

The purpose of this project is to build a comprehensive framework for promoting the use of government statistical data as well as aggregate and processed statistics constructed from such data by researchers in Japan and abroad. This includes constructing databases from government statistics spanning a long period of time, preparing metadata such as information on surveys, compiling aggregate data and processed statistics from government statistical surveys (custom-made aggregate statistics, historical statistics, a database on industrial structure, databases for international comparisons, etc.), as well as translating the statistics into English, making them available in Japan and abroad, improving the availability of microdata, and so forth.

Announcements

[2022/04/06]
Support for custom-made aggregate statistics: Open Call and Application Form for FY 2022 was opened.