The Nuclear Reaction Data Centre was established in 2011 as the successor to the Japan Charged-Particle Nuclear Reaction Data Group (JCPRG) founded in 1974.

Its objectives are:

  1. Compilation of data obtained in Japan on charged-particle and photo-induced nuclear reactions
  2. Evaluation of reaction data for light nuclei
  3. Promotion of international collaborations
  4. Training of graduate students

The Centre is a member of the International Network of Nuclear Reaction Data Centres (NRDCs) under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The NRDC collaborates in compiling experimental nuclear reaction data and maintaining the compiled data in the EXFOR (EXchange FORmat) database. We have contributed about 10 percent of the data on charged-particle nuclear reactions in the EXFOR database.