PRESS RELEASE

THE NATIONAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AGENCY

Number: 055 /SP/HM/BKPUK/VI/2022

3621 Researchers from Various Ministries and Institutions Officially Join BRIN

Presidential Regulation Number 78 of 2021 Article 65 concerning the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) stipulates transfer of duties, functions and authorities at the work units implementing research, development, science and technology functions within the ministries and institutions to the duties and function of BRIN. On 17 June 2022, BRIN again held the inauguration event for 1,648 researchers. Thus, a total of 3,621 human resource researchers from ministries and institutions have officially joined BRIN

Jakarta, 18 June 2022. Bima Haria Wibisana, Acting head of the National Civil Service Agency (BKN), who was present at the event, said that only BRIN could propose a promotion for researchers. He emphasized this because all research human resources in all ministries and institutions should have become BRIN employees. “BKN will return the promotion proposal for researchers not from BRIN. This is a consequence of the implementation of Presidential Decree No. 78 of 2021,” explained Bima.

“On this occasion, 1,648 employees were handed over, 272 of whom were main functional positions. Hopefully this will be the last one, but my guess is that there are probably some left behind. So there might be some more in the next batch, not so many anymore. There is a bit constraint, incomplete administrative requirements for transfer to BRIN,” he concluded.

Head of BRIN, Laksana Tri Handoko, on Friday (18/6) in Jakarta congratulated the researchers who had just joined BRIN. “This is a starting point. We hope that you can immediately mingle with your colleagues who are already at BRIN. The most important thing is that you can find out the expertise of other colleagues, so that later if you have the same passion, you can collaborate and carry out joint responsibilities,” said Handoko to the inaugurated researchers.

On a separate occasion, Acting Head of BRIN’s Organization and Human Resources Bureau, Ratih Retno Wulandari, said that a total of 1,404 human resources have been handed over. “Today, 1,276 human resources were inaugurated. 128 human resources are still in study assignment and 12 civil servant candidates will be inaugurated next week,” she explained.

Furthermore, several researchers who had just been appointed expressed their opinions. “Entering BRIN, we need to have self-activity and information from the Heads of Research Organizations or Heads of Research Centers. Joining a Research Center led by a Head who is dynamic and persuasive in discussion, discussing research objects that match our interests and expertise is a new experience especially when I join the Center for Sustainable Production System Research and Life Cycle Assessment,” said Tri Martini Patria, one of the researchers, appointed on that day. Previously she was from the Ministry of Agriculture and now she has officially become a researcher at the Center for Sustainable Production Systems Research and Life Cycle Assessment under the Energy and Manufacturing Research Organization.

At present, according to her, the most important thing is that researchers can immediately find research groups that match their expertise. “So that we can carry out planning and research activities without having to wait for programs from above. Research groups can immediately submit proposals so that they can produce innovative and useful works for the community,” she said.

Meanwhile, Ignatius Tri Hargiyatno, Young Researcher at the Fisheries Research Center of the Earth Science and Maritime RO, who was previously at the Fisheries Research Center of the Marine and Fisheries Research and Human Resources Agency of KKP, who participated in the inauguration, expressed his enthusiasm to join BRIN. “Of course I am pleased and happy because I should have been at BRIN from the beginning of the year but only joined BRIN in June. Now I’m definitely excited,” he said.

“Previously, I (worked) at Marine Capture Fisheries, I usually did research on fish resource stocks at the Fisheries Research Center and the Marine Fisheries Research Institute. Later at BRIN I will continue to do research on fisheries. Personally, as a researcher, through this inauguration nothing changed my job like I did in the previous ministry. It’s just that for now researchers are demanded to be able to contribute more to scientific publications,” he concluded.