One of the annual routine agendas of the Institute for Research and Community Service (IRCS) is to report the performance of research and community service (RCS) through SIMLITABMAS Ristekdikti. To support the documentation of RCS activities within Universitas Brawijaya, IRCS UB took the initiative to carry out the activity “Socialization of 2020 Research and Community Service Performance Data Collection” on Tuesday-Thursday (9-11/2). The activity is carried out virtually with the stakeholders who hold ranking data, quality assurance, and management of research and community service activities at the faculty level.

Before the issuance of the letter of request for filling in performance data from Ristekdikti, Universitas Brawijaya through IRCS has coordinated with faculty leaders to jointly input data on the implementation of internal research and service activities in each faculty. The mechanism is, each faculty will appoint three performance input officers on the IRCS website in an integrated manner. Next, the IRCS input officer will validate and input them to Simlitabmas.

By having the socialization, hopefully, there will be a real representation of research and community service activities in Universitas Brawijaya and can be photographed well. “The portrait of a real representation is not static on the objective of the ranking, but in determining future steps towards policy making related to research and community service,” concluded the Head of IRCS UB, Dr. Ir. Bambang Susilo., MSc., Agr.

In the material session, a description of last year’s data with targets for 2021 was presented. The chairman of IRCS UB also explained the process of verification for research and community services data. As a follow-up event, on February 16, 2021, there will be training activities for faculty input officers.

IRCS UB invites all UB academicians who have carried out research and service activities, to immediately report the results in 2020 through their BPPM faculties with detailed supporting data that has been explained. With the spirit of togetherness, valid data will be used not only for ranking but also for the need for policymaking to improve the achievements of the Three Pillars Higher Education activities.