Cibinong – BRIN Public Relations. Under Presidential Regulation Number 78 of 2021, concerning National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), the integration of work units that conduct research, development, studies, and application of science and technology within Ministries/Institutions (K/L) is to be followed by transfer of civil servants in K/L to BRIN. In line with the issuance of this regulation, BRIN formed 12 new Research Organizations (RO), one of which was the Health RO.

Head of BRIN, Laksana Tri Handoko, said that the availability of outstanding Human Resources (HR) and preparation of a comprehensive program for the Health RO are the main priorities as a new RO at BRIN, and as the material for the 2023 performance plan.

According to Handoko, civil servants (ASN) must dare to dream and try to realize that dream with a pattern. This pattern does not always have to be the same as others, depending on the needs of each research center.

“My and the deputies’ jobs are to facilitate and help realize that dream, and immediately form it in a comprehensive plan,” said Handoko, when opening the forum of Health RO Civitates Discussion, on a hybrid basis, at BRIN’s Cibinong Science Center Campus, Monday (21 /3).

Head of BRIN’s Health RO, Indi Dharmayanti, introduced 7 Heads of Research Centers (PR) at the Health RO.

“Our focus is to build a hospital and we will work with partners in its development process in the future,” said Indi.

The seven heads of RC are Acting Head of Biomedical RC, Sunarno, Acting Head of Preclinical and Clinical Medicine RC, Harimat Hendarwan, Acting Head of Public Health and Nutrition RC, Dwi Hapsari Tjandrarini, Acting Head of Medicines and Traditional Medicines Raw Materials RC, Yuli Widiyastuti, Acting Head of Vaccine and Drug RC, MasteriaYunovilsa Putra, Acting Head of Eijkman Molecular Biology RC, Sandi Sufiandi, and Acting Head of Veterinary RC, Harimurti Nuradji.

Meanwhile, BRIN’s Deputy for Research and Innovation Infrastructure, Yan Rianto, said that the main objective of his Deputy is not to seek Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP), but to provide services and improve efficiency, collaborate with partners in providing sophisticated research tools.

“We open a recording mechanism in the form of E- Science Services (ELSA) points and top ups. In research, BRIN can be on par with other countries by purchasing tools according to its purpose, and we do not hesitate to spend a lot of money for this,” said Yan Rianto.

“We will facilitate the needs of the Health RO along with the integration of the civitates into BRIN and transfer of assets,” added Yan Rianto.

On the same occasion, Head of BRIN’s Planning and Finance Bureau, Prakoso Bhairawa Putera, explained that the Health RO has 8 national action plans that have been stipulated in the Government Regulations that it must implement.

“It is time to do a comprehensive plan based on needs and justification,” he concluded.

The event, which lasted until noon, ended with an interactive and constructive dialogue, between BRIN leaders and the participants who attended face-to-face and online, for the development and progress of the Health RO and BRIN in the future. (yl ed sl/ ed: tnt)