University of Brawijaya, through the Institute for Research and Community Services, has actively participated in sending participants who meet the requirements in the national reviewer certification by RISTEK-DIKTI annually. It is very unfortunate that with the Covid-19 pandemic, activities in 2020 cannot be implemented. Along with the increasing number of proposals that need to be evaluated in the selection of research grants and community service funded by the university, IRCS UB needs to increase the number of competent internal reviewers. With this background, on (17-18 / 3) a Training for Internal Certification Reviewers of Brawijaya University was held through a virtual meeting.

“Research and Community Service (RCS) quality must be continuously monitored. For that this year we will hold internal reviewer training as output quality assurance, “said the Head of LPPM UB, Dr. Ir. Bambang Susilo, MSc., Agr. Furthermore, reviewers who have passed this certification can be included in the internal selection process both for IRCS grant and Professor & Doctoral Grants at the faculty.

In response to the review process, the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Aulanni’am, DVM., DES, positively appreciate this activity in producing certified reviewers in internal grants, especially Professor and Doctoral Grants soon. These certified reviewers are expected to be able to determine the acceptance of qualified proposals to generate quality journals and outputs. Reviewers are requested to pay attention to the rules and guidelines of this grant by optimizing the budget plan.

In this certification, XI materials were presented by national reviewers to participants. The criteria for passing this certification are attendance, theoretical exam results, and the score of practice review. The results of the training will be announced 2 days after the plenary meeting of the evaluation results conducted. It is expected that at least 50 participants can pass this certification, to assist LPPM in generating high-quality proposals.