Director of Department of Databases for Information and Knowledge Infrastructure,
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Dr. Ogasaka graduated from Gakushuin University, Tokyo Japan and received PhD. in physics in March 1996. His research area was high energy astrophysics, in particular investigation of the origin of the Cosmic X-ray Background Radiation and development of X-ray telescopes. After his experience as Research Fellow at Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Kanagawa, Japan), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Maryland, U.S), and Department of Physics, Nagoya University (Nagoya, Japan), he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Nagoya University in 2000.
In January 2009, he joined Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).
He has been working on the management of several public funding programs of Japan such as Strategic Basic Sciences Programs (ERATO, CREST, PRESTO), Technology Transfer Program and Special Program for Regenerative medicine using iPS cells. Since Oct. 2015, he has been in charge of information services such as open-access journal platform (J-STAGE) or researcher database (researchmap) as Director of Department of Databases for Information and Knowledge Infrastructure. He is also responsible for development and implementation of policy on open access to funded research article and data.