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USP and CNPq sign agreement to continue sharing scientific data - Jornal da USP

USP and CNPq sign agreement to continue sharing scientific data – Jornal da USP

The USP becomes part of the Open Science Consortium, which aims to create open research repositories and scientific data management mechanisms for the advancement of open science in Brazil

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CNPq President, Ivaldo Vilela (left) and USP President, Carlos Gilberto Carlotti Jr., at the signing of the agreement – Photo: Marcos Santos/USP Imagens

USP and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), on December 16, signed a technical cooperation agreement with the goal of improving information on the promotion of CNPq to researchers and research projects at USP. The document was signed by USP President, Carlos Gilberto Carlotti Jr., and Council President, Ivaldo Vilela, at the Salão de Atos, in the Rectory Building, in São Paulo.

The agreement provides for the continued exchange of data regarding curricula, research groups and institutions registered on the Lattes platform; data on CNPq franchises registered in the integrated Carlos Chagas platform; and software and algorithms developed to analyze shared data.

In addition, the USP has become part of the Open Science Consortium, promoted by CNPq, which aims to create open research repositories and scientific data management mechanisms for the advancement of open science in Brazil.

(From left to right.) IGEDA coordinator, Fatima Nunes; CNPq President, Ivaldo Vilela; Dean Carlos; Gilberto Carlotti Jr.; and STI supervisor Joao Eduardo Ferreira – Image: Marcos Santos/USP Imagens

This action will allow us to access the list of all projects and grants funded by CNPq. With this, we will be able to develop research and internationalization indicators for the university, which are important for project management and decision-making,” explains Fatima Nunes, coordinator of the Academic Performance Indicators Management Office (EGIDA) at USP, who will manage the agreement.

Data import will be under the technical responsibility of the Control Information Technology (STI). This agreement allows for the renewal of the Lattes platform data transfer agreement and, at the same time, the introduction of a new set of project data. We are committed to the CNPq open scientific data platform and will put our scientific data – today we have 160 open datasets also on the CNPq platform – and in return, CNPq will provide a DOI [Identificador de Objeto Digital, em português] for the entire USP data set,” explains STI Superintendent Joao Eduardo Ferreira.

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A DOI is a unique code – consisting of a pattern of letters and numbers – and presented in the form of a link, which is assigned to publications available on the Internet, making them permanent.