Of several Legal Entities State Universities (PTNBH) in Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is one of the pioneers to implement an output-based research system. Universitas Brawijaya, as a university that has recently transformed into PTNBH, continues to improve the quantity and quality of research and community service. One of the efforts is to implement output-based research. On Thursday, March 31, 2022, Universitas Brawijaya Institute of Research and Community Services (IRCS UB) presented the Secretary of the UGM Research Directorate, Dr. Mirwan Ushada, STP. M.App.Life.Sc as a speaker of the “Implementation of Outcome-Based Research” discussion.

The hybrid meeting was opened by Dr. Ir. Bambang Susilo, M.Sc.Agr., as the Vice-Rector of Research and Innovation, was attended by his expert staff, IRCS UB leaders, and The Agency for Research and Community Services in faculties (BPPM). Bambang Susilo said that not many state universities have applied output-based research. UGM is one of the state universities that has started to implement this mechanism.

In his session, Dr. Mirwan Ushada, STP. M.App.Life.Sc explained that the Directorate of Research differentiates output-based research in the form of a Rector’s Regulation, which is the autonomy of PTNBH. “We implement the Rector’s regulations in the form of Rector’s decisions, standard operational procedures, and work instructions in each directorate,” said the lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Industrial Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, UGM. He added that the output was based on the fact that in 2022-2027 the UGM Research Directorate was mandated to encourage innovation, had access to good research databases, and involved many external interests. “This is our reference in developing output-based research administration,” he said.

In this one-day discussion, it was also revealed that the implementation of the financial management system at UGM is in the form of an e-Wallet which is integrated with Simaster (Integrated Information System). Simaster is an academic portal designed to be used by all UGM academics. In this mechanism, the disbursed grant funds will be transferred from the Rector’s account to the e-Wallet of each researcher and not directly to the researcher’s account number. In her presentation about e-Wallet, Hesti Arumawati., SE., MM as Head of the UGM Treasury Sub-Directorate said that since 2019 the Directorate of Finance has supported transactions in the form of e-Wallet. In this scheme, research activities are focused on outcomes, so financial reports are no longer needed.