Research / Research Support

Support for Research Activities

Research Support /

Support for Research Activities

Establishment, Support, and Evaluation of Research Institutes

Conduct research on academic fields that are not suitable for the currently existing educational research organizations thereby contributing to the promotion of academic research.

Research Institute Establishment Procedure

Submit a draft of the research institute establishment plan including establishment objective, necessity, organizational chart, and detailed business plan to the Office of Research Affairs through the hosting college.

Required documents: Research center establishment plan(draft), research center regulations(draft), research center evaluation criteria, and grading sheet

Work-flow Procedures

Submit research center establishment: Submit research center establishment plan(draft) to the Office of Research Affairs after being evaluated by the hosting college(school) → Research Center Establishment Review Committee → Research Center Committee → Legal advice from the Legal Research Center and receiving opinion of other related institutes → Steering Committee for Academic Affairs → Regulation Deliberation Committee → University Committee on Academic Affairs → University Senate → Publish regulations

Research Center Evaluation and Support

Evaluation Criteria

「Seoul National University School Regulations」 Article 19-7(attached facilities)

Evaluation Objective

Provide a foundation for further growth by accurately assessing the current status of the research center

Provide adequate support based on the evaluation results, thereby maximizing research capacity potential

Evaluation Cycle

Every three years

Evaluation subject

All research centers within the university(research centers that have been established within the past two years are exempted)

※ Number of institutions subject to evaluation in 2018: 77 research centers(including attached facility 'Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies')

Practical Application of Evaluation Results

Support research institution operation expenses within the limitations of the budget, in accordance with the evaluation results(Operations expense support budget in 2018: 840 million KRW).

Reduce responsibility time for the head of any research center that received top grades in evaluation.

Department in charge

Division of Research Support, Office of Research Affairs

Experimentation and Practice Equipment Procurement and Expansion Project

Praise outstanding education and research output while supporting research and development of cutting-edge technology by purchasing and encouraging the use of cutting-edge equipment and materials.

Contents

Replacement and procurement/expansion of experiment and practical application equipment and materials for colleges and joint practice

Accident Insurance for Research Workers

Based on the 「Article 14-1 of the Law Regarding Research Lab Environment Safety」, researchers should be insured as the insured person and beneficiary in case of injury or death.

Business Content

Eligibility

University student, graduate school student, research student, and researcher or assistant researcher appointed by the president or head of an institution that works in research and development activities in the science and technology field

Non-eligible

Students or workers on leave of absence

Researchers that are entitled to compensation for accidents, disease, bodily injuries, death or other life or bodily disadvantage that occurred in the research facilities according to Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance, Civil Servant Pension Act, Private School Faculty Pension Act, Military Personnel Pension Act

Content of Insurance

The table including Benefit, Reason for Payment, Limitation of Coverage
Benefit Reason for Payment Limitation of Coverage
Treatment Benefit Payment to be above the amount recently published by the
Minister of Science and Technology according to the
「Compensation standard for research lab accidents」
50 million KRW
Disability Benefit 200 million KRW
Hospitality Benefit * 50,000 KRW(per day)
Survivor’s Benefit 200 million KRW
Funeral Service Expense 10 million KRW
The table including Benefit, Reason for Payment, Limitation of Coverage
Benefit Limitation of Coverage
Treatment Benefit 50 million KRW
Disability Benefit 200 million KRW
Hospitality Benefit * 5000 KRW(per day)
Survivor’s Benefit 200 million KRW
Funeral Service Expense 10 million KRW
Reason for Payment
Payment to be above the amount recently published by the Minister of Science and Technology according to the
「Compensation standard for research lab accidents」

* Hospitality Benefit: Payment for the hospitalization period more than 4 days and less than 30 days.

Required documents when applying for payroll deduction(submit to the administration team of each relevant institution)

Communication of the accident situation, payroll deduction application, and statement of accident sequence

Proof of enrollment or employment

Copy of bank account

Copy of Identification

Document of treatment, and medical certificate

Receipt of treatment fee(original)
Duplicate application with School Manager Liability Insurance(managed by Division of scholarship and welfare) is not allowed

Appointment of Researcher

Appoint persons with expertise and qualifications according to the 「Regulation for hiring Seoul National University researchers」 and 「Regulation for Seoul National University researchers」.

Position and Qualifications Named endowed chair researcher

Senior Researcher: Has education and research experience in his/her field of expertise for over 9 years with a Bachelor’s degree

Senior Deputy Researcher: Has education and research experience in his/her field of expertise for over 4 years with a Bachelor’s degree

Researcher: Has education and research experience in his/her field of expertise for over 2 years with a Bachelor’s degree

Guest Researcher: A full-time faculty or is in a higher position

Post-doc.: Has obtained a Ph.D. and is continuing research activities at the University for the purpose of conducting research in his/her field of expertise(in case of college and research institute or center, those who expect to obtain a Ph.D. within six months is also included)

Subject Institutions

Each research center and research conducting institution of the school(some attached facilities, government supported research centers, BK 21 Business Group etc.)

※ Includes college and graduate school in case of Post-doctorate researcher

Hiring period

within one year (re-hiring is possible)

※ Post-doctorate Researcher hiring period is within two years, and business group affiliates hiring period is within one year.

Hiring period

1st day of each month

※ Post-doc. Researcher are hired twice a each month(on the1st and 15th).

Hiring application period

Until 15 days before the hiring date

Hiring procedures

Recommendation of the head of the subject institution → Hiring according to the results of the deliberation

Operating ‘Research Achievements Managing System(SRnD)’

Manage the research achievements of each professor and provide accurate information internally and externally.(Seoul National University statistics information, research activities actual condition survey, and publishing of university information)

Manage the researchers and statistic results of each college.

Link Research Achievement to KRI.(Korean Researcher Information System)

KRI website

Inputting research output

Input Subject

Full-time(fund) faculty

How to log-on to the Research Achievements Managing System

Log-on to SRnD and input portal ID and password.

SRnD website

Subject Achievements

Book, dissertation, academic activities, creative exhibitions, other writings, technology transfer, intellectual property, research project, and awards