Collaborative Research
  Collaborative research is opened for academic-staff members of universities and research institutions sponsored by various governmental agencies, mainly the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, as well as private organizations. In principle, the IMR-collaboration distinguishes from more usage of experimental facilities, but rather conducts joint research projects performed in the following divisions of this institute in order to address researches in materials science fields.
1) Individual Research Laboratories
  Joint research project conducted by researchers of IMR and other universities/institutions; Four categories "Research in Priority Areas", "General Research", "Exploratory Research for Young Researchers" and "Work-shop" are prepared.
a) Research in Priority Areas
  Original and leading research of special priority with total budget less than 2 million JPY
b) General Research
  Research that is expected to produce results of collaboration, having the potential to develop into "Research in Priority Areas"
c) Exploratory Research for Young Researchers
  Research in an early stage of development for young researchers (not older than 37 years) with total budget up to 0.3 million JPY
d) Work-shop
  Meeting or forum to discuss latest key data and knowledge mutually on current research topics with total budget less than 2 million JPY
2) International Research Center for Nuclear Materials Science
  Collaborative research projects are carried out with researchers from universities and independent administrative agencies. The studies are on 1) irradiation effects of various nuclear materials utilizing JMTR* (Japan Materials Testing Reactor), experimental fast reactor JOYO, JRR-3 etc. in JAEA (Japan Atomic Energy Agency) at Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture, and 2) new type of actinide materials, including researches on nuclear fuels and their recycling processes.
* JMTR is planning out of operation for regulation.
3) Advanced Research Center of Metallic Glasses (ARCMG)
  The collaborative research projects are carried out to investigate metallic glasses and other advanced materials. The researches are collaborated with Research Divisions of ARCMG or by using experimental facilities in ARCMG. Excellent collaborative researches will be commended.
4) High Field Laboratory for Superconducting Materials
  Collaborative research projects are performed for basic and applicational research of high temperature superconducting materials and for developing new materials in high fields by using superconducting magnets or hybrid magnets.
5) Center for Computational Materials Science
  Collaborative research projects are performed for basic and application research on materials by using the supercomputers in the Center.