Data, statistics and production of studies will be organized and managed by the judiciary by the Judicial Research Network (RPJ). The procedure, approved by the plenary session of the National Council of Justice, also provides for the establishment, by the courts, of Judicial Research Groups (GPJs) that will compose this network and must be multidisciplinary and rely on the participation of servers with expertise in research and analysis.
The normative law, reported by Chancellor Richard Bae Kim, was approved unanimously by the plenary session of the National Council of Journalists. The proposed resolution states that the RPJ will be coordinated by the Judicial Research Service (DPJ/CNJ) and “will establish mechanisms for cooperation, communication and dissemination of studies and diagnoses” between groups. Based on a democratic process, the proposed resolution was submitted for public consultation in March of this year by the National Council of Journalists.
As of the publication of the decision, the courts will have a 120-day period to establish the Judicial Research Group (GPJ), which will be responsible for managing, organizing and verifying databases, producing statistics and preparing diagnoses about the functioning of the judiciary.
The group must have judicial personnel trained in statistics and/or data science; in information technology. Law, with experience with Standard Procedures Schedules (TPU) and Standards; A humanities degree with experience in empirical research, in addition to a technical statistics unit server. University professors or retired judges and civil servants may also collaborate with GPJs as volunteer advisors.
The GPJ must also ensure consistency and integrity of court databases; Conduct and/or encourage and support the preparation of studies and diagnosis of topics of interest to the Presidency of the Court or the National Council of Journalists; Provide technical support for the formulation of local judicial policies; establishing links with judicial and judicial schools, intelligence centers, innovation laboratories, universities, higher education and/or research institutions; and act so that TPU is used in its latest version in Procedural Systems, as updated by CNJ, among others.
The group activity report shall be sent annually, until March 30, to the Presidency of the Court and to the DPJ/National Council of Journalists, describing the activities, diagnoses, and research conducted, as well as a plan of action with planned activities. the year.
The procedure also states that the GPJ will be supported by a technical unit specialized in statistics and data science, consisting of a multidisciplinary team, trained in statistics and/or data science and law. This unit replaces the statistical centers established by National Press Council Resolution No. 49/2007, which have been in operation since 2007.
The recommendation is that staff with knowledge in the fields of information technology, social sciences, political science, economic sciences, and humanities with expertise engage in empirical research, management, and related fields of the exact sciences. With information from the CNJ press office.
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