goodmorningpapua.com – The Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Laksana Tri Handoko, welcomed the launching of an official website of LIPI-Papua. The website is considered to be one of the national assets in the development of science because there is scientific data that has been gradually well documented. The milestone of scientific activities from various deputies in LIPI have been initiated for a long time, at least since 1980.
It is hoped that the LIPI-Papua digital information centre will not only have a positive impact on the interests of science development, but also for the sake of determining science-based policies that have an impact on the interests of the Papuan people in special and the national community in general.
This idea started from the LIPI Research Centre for Physics and also the LIPI Research Centre for Biology which became a pioneer in the Wamena area, Jayawijaya, Papua. The main focus is an empowerment of community based on Appropriate Technology (TTG) and biodiversity conservation through the Wamena Biological Garden.
Until now, this series of research is still being continued by the local government. In addition, research on the social and humanities aspects was also intensified by social science researchers of LIPI, one of which was the late Muridan. The information collected from various research activities by various groups is not only static information, but also has a strategic meaning to show the world about Indonesia’s attention and efforts for the great progress of Papua.
The digital information centre of LIPI-Papua will be managed by the Indonesian Research Data Manager (PDDI) of LIPI in the One Indonesia Data structure. Information and research data related to Papua are also part of the National Scientific Repository system managed by PDDI.
So far, only two information centres related to Papua are managed by two large foreign institutions, namely the Australian National University (ANU) Canberra, and one other in the Netherlands, although both are currently inactive. The newly launched a digital information centre of LIPI-Papua is expected to become a global reference for research on Papua.