Kemenristekdikti and UAD Held Training for SINTA Verifiers

Directorate of Research and Community Service of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti), in collaboration with Ahmad Dahlan University (UAD), will conduct verification training on Indexing and Citation System (SINTA). The event will be held on April 17-18, 2018 at Hotel Grand Dafam Rohan Jogja on Jl. Janti-Gedong Kuning, Banguntapan, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta (DIY). The number of the training participants is 100, consisting of representatives of universities and Kopertis.

The purpose of this event is to synchronize perception of the features and facilities that will be provided by the trainer to the verifiers, as well as to provide assistance, technical guidance, and problem solving methods in the process of verifying data of lecturers and institutions in each university. Finally, the event is also intended as guidance for the verifiers in the university, in order to maintain the quality of existing data in SINTA.

Directorate General of Technology Research and Development launched SINTA as a system that can be used by policy makers in conducting lecturer performance evaluation. It can also be used as a reference for lecturers and researchers to view the journals recommended by Kemenristekdikti.

SINTA version 2.0 that has been launched (4/8/2017), has a new look and content from 30,000 authors in 959 journals. In January 2018, the number of authors who have been registered to SINTA is over 80,000. To implement SINTA optimally, data verification activities are required to regulate data collection mechanisms, as well as to ensure valid incoming data which are in accordance with the performance of each author.

Therefore, in 2018, SINTA verification that was originally centralized will be delegated to universities to facilitate and speed up the verification process. As a part of the delegating process of the verification, training is needed for verification trainers and SINTA verifiers.

Son Ali (UAD), Sam Farisa Chaerul Havian (UNISSULA), Dr. Kasiyarno, M.Hum. (UAD Rector), Tole Sutikno, Ph.D. (Head of LPPI UAD), Ira Nurhayati Djarot (Director of Research and Development System), and Sjaeful Irwan (Sub Directorate of Research and Development Information System) will be present as the speakers.

Hopefully, this training will be useful to evaluate the performance of lecturers and universities in an effective and efficient way, in order to increase the number and quality of research as a form of the implementation of Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi. (doc)