After blackout, CNPq promises to reinstate Lattes on Monday (2)

A Jair Bolsonaro government promises to re-establish access to research systems, now inoperative, next Monday (2). The Lattes electronic platforms Carlos Chagas have been out performing since last Friday (23) because of some failure in the technology area.

The two systems thus on responsibility perform CNPq (National Council on Scientific and Technological Development), responsible for fostering zero country research. The body linked to the Ministry of Science, Tecnologia electronic Inovaes.

According to a CNPq, there was concluded the transfer of perform backup 2 data from a Lattes platform to a new server. The agency guarantees the integrity of all information.

“The restoration is in progress, performing equipment that presented problems for the operationalization of these applications. The perspective of return performs operation on Monday morning, with the re-establishment perform to systems perform CNPq” access, says the note on the advice.

The blackout of 2 systems was caused by burning on a device in a device that has the function of controlling operating system servers where like platforms are hosted. This occurred when migrating 2 data to a new server. The president of CNPq, Evaldo Vilela, ruled out the action of a hacker.

In an email obtained by the report, a CNPq employee reported, on Monday (23), that the main server of the council would have been reached and that the equipment would be out of warranty and without a maintenance contract. This would prevent an immediate repair and would bring the need to hire an outside company.

Questioned by Folha, CNPq and the Ministry of Science did not respond about the operation without warranty and maintenance.

Lattes is a database with all the researchers’ CVs, and actions such as the approval of grants depend on the platform consultation. Already by Carlos Chagas, public calls and public notices to promote research, management and payment of grants are made operational.

About 26 thousand researchers are financed with CNPq resources. But other research bodies also carry out operations anchored in Lattes.

The deadlines for actions such as the submission of proposals, rendering of accounts and the validity of the grants are suspended and will be extended. New dates will be announced as soon as the systems are re-established, says the CNPq.

Employees point to the failure as a reflection of the lower budget that the CNPq is experiencing. This was rejected by the president of the CNPq.

The organization has in 2021 the lowest budget at least since 84, even in nominal values. The updated allocation of the organism for the year of R$1.2 billion between 2013 and 2015, for example, the executed budget exceeded Ur$2 billion operating system.

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