Information System Development of the Federal Service for Accreditation: Practical Results and Perspectives

November 21, 2016

At the annual CNews Forum 2016 "Information Technologies Tomorrow" in Moscow, Deputy Head of the Administration - Head of the Information Technologies Department of the Office of Administrative and Financial Activity and Development of Information Technologies in RusAccreditation Yuriy Butenko made a report on practical results and perspectives of information system development in the Federal Service for Accreditation.

Together with the creation of the Federal Service for Accreditation in late 2011, we began to work on the implementation of IT solutions that are inextricably integrated into the main activities of the Service.

In 2013 the Service began to create a single federal accreditation system for all participants in the Russian Federation - the Federal State Information System for Accreditation (FSIS RusAccreditation).

The information system introduced into commercial operation in 2014 became a single software environment for all participants of the national accreditation system. Via this system we organize the formation and collection of data, maintenance of registers of accredited individuals, certificates of conformity and declarations of compliance. This system has also become the main practical tool for implementing the national system of accreditation in our country.

In FSIS RusAccreditation, we provide state services in electronic form, carry out state control and monitoring of the activity of accredited persons, exchange documents with accredited persons and accreditation experts.

According to Yuri Butenko, as of the beginning of November 2016, the centralized data warehouse of FSIS RusAccreditation contained information about more than 9 thousand accredited persons, 1.7 million certificates of compliance, 3 million declarations of compliance, 24 million test reports (studies) and measurements

RusAccreditation registers daily receive information on more than 3 thousand issued certificates of conformity and registered declarations of compliance, 40 thousand issued test reports (studies) and measurements.

Through the channels of interagency cooperation and the official website, RusAccreditation annually provides information for more than 30 million inquiries.

Yuriy Butenko underlined that in the process of creating and improving the system "the principles of maximum openness were assumed as the basis." "Everything that rotates inside the system is on the site, as we always presume some synergetic effects from the point of view of public control over the procedures that take place in the certification and declaration market," he said.

FSIS RusAccreditation is a centralized data warehouse and a set of mutually integrated services. The work of users within the system is carried out through personal accounts. Users’ rights are determined by the system of access control.

The Federal Service for Accreditation has created a number of convenient services for applicants, such as the service of monitoring the public service which enables the applicant to track the progress of any public service provision at any time convenient for him on the agency's website, or the electronic registration of declarations which allows registering the declaration of compliance in fully electronic form without applying to the certification body. The application of the last service is constantly growing. For 10 months of 2016, more than 21 thousand declarations have been registered via the service of electronic registration.

The speaker declared that RusAccreditation central office and its territorial departments introduced legally significant electronic document management system. Work with documents in electronic form is given absolute priority. The website of the Federal Service for Accreditation also provides a number of document management services - electronic reception and electronic expedition which allow you to send appeals to RusAccreditation via the Internet and receive information about their consideration.

The RusAccreditation representative also shared his plans for the development of FSIS RusAccreditation aimed at expanding the functionality of the system and meeting the expectations and needs of government authorities, participants in the national accreditation system, and the market.

One of the main priorities of the forthcoming modernization is the provision of flexibility and scalability of the system which should solve the problem of improving the quality of information interaction, as well as reviewing the architecture of the system, taking into account the requirements for import substitution.

The Service plans to ensure practical application of a risk-oriented approach in the provision of public services and control and oversight functions, improve mechanisms for inter-agency electronic interaction, including those in the framework of the common processes of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Considerable attention is planned to be given to the development of analytical tools of the system and improvement of the ergonomic parameters of FSIS RusAccreditation.