The Organization for the Advancement of Research and Development was established at Kokugakuin University in April 2007. Its mission is to exemplify and embody the founding spirit of the university through the avid promotion of academic and research activities at Kokugakuin. Its actions are informed by the 21st Century Research and Education Plan, which was formulated in order to reinforce and solidify that founding spirit for the future. The OARD is also responsible for spreading information on the outcomes of its promotional activities.