IMR has 24 individual Research Divisions and Groups. Collaboration with RDG is conducted jointly by researchers outside IMR and members of each Research Division and Group. This aims to promote research utilizing novel devices, samples, research knowledge, and accumulated information possessed by each Research Division and Group.
There are four proposal types which are conducted jointly by researchers outside IMR and members of each Research Division and Group.
Important and diverse research that is conducible to develop of material science is conducted.
Challenging research by young researchers aged 37 or younger is encouraged.
Workshop concerning important research of science material is held.
Continual and intensive collaborative research in combined with a stay as a guest professor/researcher in IMR is conducted.