RESEARCH DATA COLLECTION
In FY2013, IRCI started the “Mapping Studies on the Safeguarding of ICH ” project with the aim of understanding the status of research relating to the safeguarding of ICH, for promoting ICH research and contributing to the safeguarding of ICH in the Asia-Pacific region. As an output of the project, IRCI developed a research database in FY2014 to publish information on literature, experts, and research institutions related to the safeguarding of ICH. Since then, the information has been updated in cooperation with experts, national archives, libraries, and related institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Subsequently, from FY2019, IRCI has been working to establish a sustainable mechanism for data collection to further enrich the database, by strengthening our collaboration with research institutions.