State Ministry of Research and Technology has the duty to assist the President in the administration of governmental affairs in the field of research, science and technology. Its functions include: policy making and its implementation in the field of research and technology; coordinating and synchronizing of policy implementation in the field of research and technology; managing the state property/assets.
LIPI is a non departmental research institution that belongs to the government. It is one of the five Non-ministerial Government Institutes coordinated by the State Ministry of Research and Technology. Its functions among others include: to advice and to formulate national policies in the field of science and technology, to conduct strategic and fundamental research in science and technology, to undertake appropriate scientific and technological research for sustainable development, to monitor, evaluate, and analyze trends in science and technology, to facilitate government institution activities in scientific research, to encourage and establish national and international scientific cooperation.