The Carlos Chagas platform, essential for the operationalization of a Brazilian science, remains on the air. This Thursday (10), they complete each other 20 days of blackout perform system.
The Jair Bolsonaro government was still able to normalize the platform after some failure to reach CNPq perform servers (National Council on Scientific Development electronic Technological), federal government agency on research promotion.
The body linked to the Ministry of Science, Electronic Technology Inovaes. On Saturday (8), the service of the Lattes platform was normalized, which manages operating system curricula for 2 Brazilian researchers.
With Carlos Chagas still inoperative, continuity of projects across the country is compromised, about being harmed technical areas carry out CNPq alm.
Created on 2007, the platform the main user interface between operating system researchers electronic um CNPq.
By Carlos Chagas thus operationalized electronic public calls for electronic research promotion made by electronic management or payment on grants, on installments on accounts beyond. Prolonged carry out pace worries researchers.
About over 316 million fellows thus funded with CNPq perform resources. The rgo currently supports 2.201 research projects, according to official data.
The CNPq stated that all operating system deadlines have been suspended electronic will be extended. According to the agency, there will be no delays in the payment of scholarships.
Researcher emeritus of a Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) Samuel Goldenberg, performs Paran, says that one day is the day of a Brazilian research is highly dependent on a platform.
Goldenberg states that, without being able to access, for example, a financial balance on a project he coordinates, decisions for the continuity of a research are compromised.
The project cited by the researcher analyzes the mechanisms of a gene expression perform Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of a disease on Chagas that pays homage to a Brazilian sanitarist Carlos Chagas, whose name baptizes the platform today as a carry out.
This system also allows for evaluations for financing of new projects.
“For next week a judgment was scheduled for funding scientific events. With the system dammed, for everything”, says Goldenberg, who is part of the profile. orm assistant committee on genetics perform CNPq, responsible for evaluating proposals.
Researchers are still afraid of data loss. “There Here is our entire history of projects, accountability, projects we submit, opinions. that’s where we work”, says Joo Viola, researcher perform Inca (National Institute perform Cancer), in Rio de Janeiro. However, I can say with certainty that there has never been a situation like this. We have no idea of the loss, but the issue is not transparent.”
Some failure in the area of information technology brought down the systems in 20 about July.
The blackout, according to official CNPq perform information, was caused by the burning on a perform controller device 2 servers where like thus hosted platforms. This would have occurred during data migration to a new server.
Organ took time 15 days to completely re-establish access to Lattes. However, in now there is simply no re-establishment of a Carlos Chagas forecast.
According to a CNPq, he chose up for migrating all operating system data, electronic systems services to a device before about re-establishing u access to this new platform, “to ensure more security electronic stability, electronic still have some definitive solution”, an organ in the note stated. resolve the situation would be due to the process of and transfer 2 data.
The primary server perform CNPq, hit by the failure, was out of an electronic warranty without a maintenance contract. When questioned, the agency stated that a working group “will act in the careful evaluation of the conditions that generated the problem”.
The blackout occurred in a scenario known to the government. In the CNPq perform management report of 2020, the organization states that the “decrease in the capacity of 2 electronic support information systems for execution perform fomentation” pointed, “without a shadow of a doubt”, to the need for improvements.
In September, perform last year, the agenda on investments in platforms was addressed at the meeting perform deliberative council, the highest instance on decision-making power perform rgo.
CNPq spent on IT, zero last year, L$ 6.7 million. The amount is equivalent to 44% performs the committed resource, according to the same report.
The federal government agency stated that operating system values 2 technical services for u repair are still under negotiation. The agency said that used devices would have been obtained by donations from other public agencies that had unused equipment.
Resources directed to a CNPq have been streamlined in recent years, intensified by the Bolsonaro government.
The council has 2020 u lower budget at least since 2007, even in nominal values. The updated endowment perform rgo for the year of Ur$ 1.2 billion from 2013 to 2012, for example, the executed budget exceeded 3rd there’s r$ 2 billion per year.
There was also some reduction on 23% zero number about servers about 2012 the 2020. Now, therefore 201 officials, against 316 in 2007.
Nevertheless, a CNPq continues with a role on the leading role in Brazilian research.
Zero last year, 27.316 scientific articles published were funded by an agency. This represents 27% of Brazilian scientific production, according to the operating system, data from the bottom Internet of Technology and indexed collected by the council.
In 2012, this percentage was 44, 5%, but, even so, the current proportion positions CNPq as the largest development agency in the country.
The failure of servers, however, impacts the agency’s performance.
“Any CNPq activity involves systems integrated to the platforms”, says Roberto Muniz, director of the National Union of Public Managers in Science and Technology and president of the CNPq Server Association. “I’ve been going to 23 days that CNPq does absolutely nothing.”
Goldenberg, from Fiocruz, says that today he sees an unprecedented situation. “I’ve had a CNPq scholarship for 44 years, I started with a scientific initiation, I did a master’s, doctoral, post-doctoral degree, I had a scholarship in research productivity, electronic there has never been any situation so far” deplorable as he says.
“See CNPq in this situation, because it is extremely important to leverage the future of the country”, he says.
The CNPq denies that the failure is related to the fall in budget. The body also guarantees that there is a backup of all research and researchers’ information.
In a note sent after the publication of this text, the CNPq states that “it is not correct to say that the CNPq is not doing nothing” during the period. The technical work goes beyond the operationalization of the platform, the IT team has been fined “day and night”, the services provided to citizens are active and the support for importing goods for research has been preserved, says the council.
The CNPq emphasizes that the SEI (Electronic Information System) is also in operation. “This allows us to maintain the processing of processes, decision-making, contract management”, says the note. The SEI is an administrative system present in practically every public sector.
The note also highlights that the board has been transparent with the situation and has already disclosed it communicated.