On 21 October 2013, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the ALICE collaboration, marking the first official collaboration between an Indonesian institute and an experiment at CERN. With the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding, LIPI becomes an Associate Member of ALICE.
With the agreement, LIPI will initially contribute at ALICE in the area of grid computing. The team there has installed two clusters, in Bandung and Cibinong, which have been connected to the ALICE grid. There is also a strong interest in the ALICE O2 Project. In addition, the high-energy physics group being created at LIPI is expected to contribute to the ALICE physics programme and to the upgrade of the experiment.
The agreement exemplifies LIPI's effort to be more active and gain international recognition as a research centre of excellence.