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Jakarta Post

Local scholars call for review of research permit process

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 26, 2019   /  09:22 am
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Invaluable potentials: The Indonesian Institute of Sciences' (LIPI) microbiology facility department head Dian Alfian on Thursday shows a collection of microbes stored in an international standardized procedure. (JP/Theresia Sufa)

The Research, Technology, and Higher Education Ministry claims it has expedited the application process for foreign research permits, but local scientists say it is still not enough. The ministry’s secretary of foreign research permits, Sri Wahyono, denied claims made by foreign scientists that it could take months to apply for a permit. The government has taken measures to accelerate the process by conducting a virtual meeting within the Coordination Team for the Issuance of Foreign Research Permits (TKPIPA), Sri told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. “We’ve eased the process through a one-stop service and online single submission for foreign scientists.” The TKPIPA consists of several institutions, including nonacademic ones such as the National Police, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the Defense Ministry. In order to get a research permit, fo...