The Lattes Platform, which brings together curricula and information from research groups of researchers and professors, maintained by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), returned to the air.
After a crash, the system crashed on July 23 and caused apprehension in the academic community. The Lattes Platform is used in various academic processes as an identifier and proof of the curriculum and qualifications of researchers and professors.
According to a statement issued by CNPq yesterday (7), the reestablished platform allows people to update and download resumes. The report, however, does not provide information about the causes that led to the problem in the system and whether there was any data loss.
On Friday (6), the president of the organization, Evaldo Vilela, published an statement about the process attempt to recover the data. He stated that there is a migration from old to new equipment.
“At the end of last year, we bought two new storage equipment. We started to migrate. Now we are continuing. The old storage erased somewhat, it was reclaimed, but it’s slow. We preserve the data, but we have to treat them with some caution”, said Vilela.
Carlos Chagas Platform
The CNPq communiqué does not inform the situation of the Carlos Chagas platform. It also went down after the CNPq system crashed. The platform gathers information about scholarships and grants, including all the procedures for requesting and granting these, such as opinions and accountability.
The problem generated reactions from entities in the academic community. The Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC) released a statement a few days ago in which they require the federal government to recover the agency’s budget and conditions for periodic maintenance of the computer systems.
“In view of these unprecedented events, the SBPC expresses its consternation and concern with the evident fragility of CNPq’s infrastructure. Financial resources for the correct maintenance of infrastructure and computational systems important to science in the country are crucial for the national S&T system”, says the letter.
THE Brazil Agency contacted the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and is awaiting feedback.
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