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Initial Adoption and Convergence of Accounting System under the K-IFRS by the Quasi-Government Entity : A Case of National Research Foundation of Korea (준정부기관의 한국채택국제회계기준(K-IFRS) 도입 및 회계시스템 융합과정의 주요 회계현안과 시사점 -한국연구재단 도입사례를 중심으로-)

  • Kim, Do-Hyeong;Oh, Kwang-Wuk;Park, Sung-Jong
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.13 no.9
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    • pp.57-75
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    • 2015
  • The study introduces the case of initial adoption and convergence of accounting system under the K-IFRS by the quasi-government entity, the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF). Followings are the methodology used in the study. (1) The study provides several accounting issues, their impact on the financial information of the NRF and implications about NRF's financial information in the course of convergence of accounting system under the K-IFRS. (2) As examples of accounting issues, the NRF reflected several accounting difference such as revaluation of fixed assets, economic useful life, depreciation method, reclassification of investment, representation of transfer revenue from the government, the timing of revenue recognition, and employ benefits, etc. As results of adjustments under the K-IFRS, the NRF decreased 1,109 billion of total assets and 1,064 billion of total liabilities. Also, increase in operating expenses results a slight decrease in net income, which may have an impact on future management evaluation of the NRF. A successful case of K-IFRS adoption by the NRF which brings deep insight on adoption and convergence of new accounting system to other quasi-government entity.

Korea Citation Index and Its Macro Bibliometrics

  • Kim, Sohyeong;Choi, Taejin;Yoon, Aeran;Seol, Sung-Soo
    • Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy
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    • v.2 no.2
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    • pp.194-211
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    • 2013
  • This paper introduces the Korea Citation Index (KCI) and also some macro statistics of KCI. KCI started service since 2008 by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), but the data has been gathered from 1998. Our findings are as follows: heavy reliance on books in humanities, but papers as the main reference in all other disciplines. Impact factor is an increasing trend in all disciplines. Social science has the highest impact factor among all fields. In some fields even in science and engineering areas, there are more KCI papers than Korean JCR papers and impact factors of the KCI are higher than JCR. As for the distinction between nationally and internationally fields or journals, some disciplines in social science are clearly nationally oriented. NSE journals listed in both KCI and JCR, however, are not clear in terms of impact factor, but clear in terms of the numbers of papers.

Establishing the Supplementary Quantitative Guidelines for Successful Establishment of NRF Grant Funding Mechanism on Basic Research (한국형 그랜트 지원방식 도입에 따른 선정평가 효율화를 위한 정량적 가이드라인 수립에 관한 연구)

  • Seo, Ok-Ee;Park, Kwisun;Shin, Suk Kyung;Lee, Sung Jong;Rhie, Won Geun;Lee, Yun Hee
    • Journal of Korea Technology Innovation Society
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.424-443
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    • 2013
  • National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) provides underpinning to boost international and domestic competitiveness in basic science and engineering (S&E) research. In 2012, NRF came up with the idea about implementing koreanized grant funding system and a NRF grant funding mechanism on basic research was applied to General Researcher program. The main components of the mechanism are 1) no final evaluation, instead intensive evaluation for next proposal submission, 2) no paper account report, instead reporting it online, 3) no lengthy final report, instead unloading a brief overview of research achievements. For successful establishment of the NRF grant funding mechanism, the quality and quantity-based quantitative guidelines of research achievement for various research areas are essential. In this study, we suggest 3 quantitative indexes and these quantitative guidelines provides a supplementary tool for researcher's capability review. These guidelines will be also useful to elevate the reliability and objectivity of peer review.

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The Cornerstone Project: Establishing the Interministerial Collaborative R&D Support Framework between NRF and KEITI, Korea (한국연구재단과 한국환경산업기술원 간 Eco-Bridge 구축방안에 관한 연구 - 우수 연구성과 연계 활용으로 부처간 벽 허물기 -)

  • Lee, Jong-Hyun;Kwon, Sang-Sook;Jung, Dong-Il;Son, Jiho;Cha, Eun-Jong;Yeu, Moo-Song;Lee, Sung-Jong;Park, Kwisun
    • Journal of Korean Society of Environmental Engineers
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    • v.35 no.8
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    • pp.533-539
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    • 2013
  • Korea is one of the top countries that has funded great amount to promote basic research and others in recent decade. While the quantity of R&D fund in Korea has rapidly increased, the effectiveness and quality of R&D outcomes became a controversial issue. National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) and Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) agreed to collaborate for diffusing and utilizing R&D outcomes of each institute. NSF and KEITI signed the bilateral MOU in 2012, and Interministerial Collaborative R&D Support Framework (ICR&DSF) was developed. The ICR&DSF consist of launching an Eco-Bridge Program as an interministerial R&D program and composition of Environmental Convergence R&D Bridge Committee. The Eco-Bridge Program was applied to 'Environmental Convergence Technology Project' of KEITI as a pilot program in 2012. The unique feature of this interministerial R&D program is that the Eco-Bridge Program directly supports the basic research outcomes which are previously funded by NRF. As the collaboration between NRF and KEITI becomes stronger, it is expected to explore the more creative and the more transformative research.

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research: An Analysis of Grant Proposal Acceptance Rates in South Korea (학제 간 융합연구 활성화 방안 연구)

  • Cho, Sung Kyum;Lee, Kwang Hee
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.18 no.5
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    • pp.539-544
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    • 2018
  • Interdisciplinary, or convergence, research has been a priority for the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) and many scholars in Korea have proposed interdisciplinary projects. Of the 4,930 proposals for the submitted in 2017, 2,575 (52.2%) of these proposals could be considered interdisciplinary projects. However, interdisciplinary projects had an acceptance rate of 35.0%, compared to an acceptance rate of 42.1% for single-discipline proposals. According to the study, despite the large share of research projects that appear to be interdisciplinary research, the characteristics of interdisciplinary studies was not reflected properly in the evaluation. I would suggest that it is required to prepare the criteria for classification of interdisciplinary studies in the classification system of research fields so that the characteristics of interdisciplinary research projects may be duly considered.

Therapy of Diabetes Mellitus Using Experimental Animal Models

  • Min, T.S.;Park, Soo Hyun
    • Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
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    • v.23 no.5
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    • pp.672-679
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    • 2010
  • Diabetes mellitus is a worldwide epidemic with high mortality. As concern over this disease rises, the number and value of research grants awarded by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) have increased. Diabetes mellitus is classified into two groups. Type 1 diabetes requires insulin treatment, whereas type 2 diabetes, which is characterized by insulin resistance, can be treated using a variety of therapeutic approaches. Hyperglycemia is thought to be a primary factor in the onset of diabetes, although hyperlipidemia also plays a role. The major organs active in the regulation of blood glucose are the pancreas, liver, skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, intestine, and kidney. Diabetic complications are generally classified as macrovascular (e.g., stroke and heart disease) or microvascular (i.e., diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy, and retinopathy). Several animal models of diabetes have been used to develop oral therapeutic agents, including sulfonylureas, biguanides, thiazolidinediones, acarbose, and miglitol, for both type 1 and type 2 diseases. This review provides an overview of diabetes mellitus, describes oral therapeutic agents for diabetes and their targets, and discusses new developments in diabetic drug research.

PRACTICAL USE OF KOREAN MEDICAL DATABASE (국내 의학 데이테베이스의 활용)

  • Lee, Hyo-Seol;Kim, Jong-Soo;Lee, Jae-Ho
    • THE JOURNAL OF THE KOREAN ACADEMY OF PEDTATRIC DENTISTRY
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    • v.39 no.3
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    • pp.325-331
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    • 2012
  • Korean medical databases are various from managing institutions. Korean major medical databases are KoreaMed, KoMCI, Synapse of Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) made by medical researchers and doctors, and KMbase of Medical Research Information Center (MedRIC), RISS of Korea Education & Research Information Service (KERIS), NDSL of Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), KCI of National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) made by government. Private companies made KISS (Koreanstudies Information Service System) and DBpia are providing medical information on charge. Internet portal site, Google and Naver, also provide enormous materials.

A Comparative Study on Research Capabilities of Engineering Fields (대학알리미 공시정보를 이용한 공학분야 연구역량 비교)

  • Om, Kiyong;Kim, Dongtae;Lee, Jaewon
    • The Journal of Korean Institute for Practical Engineering Education
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    • v.4 no.2
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    • pp.150-157
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    • 2012
  • This study examined the differences in research capability among engineering fields using the data of research support organizations involving National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF), SCI Korean Council for University Education (KCUE) and so on. The findings of the study confirm that there are statistically significant differences in research capability among selected engineering fields, and provide implications for university administrators and academic policy-makers to adopt discriminative evaluation tools for performance evaluation of university faculties in consideration of their engineering fields.

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Generation of myelination with neural cell cultures in rats and suppression of myelination by infection of sindbis virus (쥐의 신경세포 배양에 의한 수초 발생과 sindbis 바이러스 감염에 의한 수초 억제)

  • Sa, Young-Hee;Kim, Hyun Joo;Lee, Bae Hwan;Hong, Seong-Karp
    • Proceedings of the Korean Institute of Information and Commucation Sciences Conference
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    • pp.528-532
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    • 2019
  • The dorsal root ganglion (DRG) was isolated from mouse embryos and Schwann cells and neuronal cells were cultured in vitro. The neurons and Schwann cells were cultured separately and the two kinds of cells were cultured together for three weeks. Generation of myelination was confirmed by transmission electron microscope and confocal microscope using a myelinaion protein, myelin protein zero (MPZ) antibody. The sindbis virus was infected for three days in the myelinated culture cells and then demyelination was carried out. The process of demyelination was also confirmed by transmission electron microscopy and confocal microscopy using myelin protein zero (MPZ) antibody. The study was supported by a Basic Research Program through the National Research Foundation (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, ICT and Future Plans (NRF-2016R1A2B4016552 and 2017R1A2B3005753).

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The Roles of Estrogens in the Efferent Ductules of the Male Reproductive System : A Review

  • Min, Tae-Sun;Lee, Ki-Ho
    • Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
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    • v.23 no.8
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    • pp.1118-1126
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    • 2010
  • Male reproduction is influenced by a number of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, including environmental endocrine disruptors. Testosterone is a well recognized intrinsic regulator for development and function of the male reproductive tract, and thus male fertility. The testis and semen of many mammalians contain an unusually high concentration of estrogen. Testosterone is converted into estrogen by the enzymatic action of cytochrome P450 aromatase complex (Cyp19a1). Of the male reproductive tract, the efferent ductules (EDs) possess exceptionally elevated levels of estrogen receptors (ERs), ER${\alpha}$ and ER${\beta}$, indicating that estrogen, in addition to testosterone, would have a functional role in regulation of male reproduction. First, this review has focused on description and summary of what is currently known for functions of estrogen in the EDs. The biosynthetic pathway of estrogen occurring in the testis is briefly covered, following by detailed explanation of the morphology and physiology of EDs. In the next section, the sources and targets of estrogen in the male reproductive tract are highlighted, and possible functional roles of estrogen in the EDs are justified from the aspect of physiology, molecular biology, and morphology in adult animal models. Also, this section covers the importance of estrogen and ERs in maintaining normal function and morphology of the EDs during postnatal development. In the last part of this review, the effects of extrinsic factors, especially environmental endocrine-disruptors, on the EDs is summarized. The intent of this review is to emphasize the importance of estrogen for regulation of physiological function of the EDs, and thus male fertility.