The introduction of the remote format for the provision of public services by the Federal Accreditation Agency reduced the costs of applicants by 30%

25 September 2020This was announced by the Deputy Head of Rosaccreditation Dmitry Gogolev during his speech at the plenary session of the 18th International Exhibition of Laboratory Equipment and Chemical Reagents “Analytica Expo”, which took place on September 23 in Moscow. According to a representative of the Service, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation of Rosaccreditation, led to the transition to new formats of work.“In connection with the transition to the remote method of assessing applicants, we have worked out and implemented solutions for the use of video conferencing within a month, developed a manual for remote assessment, conducted a number of training events, completely switched to electronic document flow,” said Dmitry Gogolev. As a result, applicants’ expenses were reduced by 30% due to the absence of the need for experts on accreditation to travel to the place of business.In August 2020, 188 public services were provided in the videoconferencing format, in September, as of September 19 – 160 public services, another 230 applications are in the works. It is assumed that in November the number of public services provided in the videoconferencing format can reach 400. “We plan that the use of videoconferencing and other digital transformation tools will reduce the time for providing public services in half – up to 50 working days,” said Dmitry Gogolev.

The Deputy Head of the Service also said that since the beginning of 2020, the Service has provided 7 thousand state services, of which with the involvement of accreditation experts – 2.5 thousand, without the involvement of accreditation experts – 4.5 thousand. From the 4th quarter of 2020. a sharp increase in the number of public services provided to confirm competence is expected in connection with the postponement of public services during the spring pandemic, in the future it will only increase. By the end of 2020, work should be completed on the reassessment of accredited persons for inclusion in the national part of the Unified Register in accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of September 21, 2019 No. 1236.

Dmitry Gogolev also touched upon the digital transformation of the national accreditation system. The FSIS Rosaccreditation contains more than 30 million records of certificates of conformity, declarations of conformity and test reports, the subsystem of regulatory and reference information contains more than 300 million records, 3 thousand product groups have been identified as objects of technical regulation, about 300 certification and declaration schemes have been digitized. The format, logical and structural control of information provided by accredited persons has been implemented. More than 35 million requests for information from registries are processed annually.

Important areas of work on informatization in 2020 are the introduction of an electronic archive of accredited persons and a configurator of electronic areas of accreditation, expansion of information that can be transmitted through interagency interaction, further refinement of the remote interaction service for participants in the national accreditation system.

It is planned to completely switch to a machine-readable format of test reports. This will allow for format-logical control of the loaded data.

The accreditation scopes configurator is currently being tested. From 2021, it is planned to compulsory formation of areas of accreditation in electronic form for several types of accredited