Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), through Unidade de Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN), reinforced the capacity of the main services provided to the research and higher education community and that ensure distance learning and remote working. The tools made available, namely Colibri Collaboration Platform, allow to set up remote classes, online meetings and information sharing. Since the beginning of march to April 15th, Colibri platform registered 3.7 million hits and more than 200 thousand lessons/meetings.
Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact
The goal of this measure is to respond to growing demand of these services, driven by the confinement measures related to Covid-19, that forced the temporary closure of Higher Education and Research Institutions and the increased remote working.
Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), through Unidade de Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN)
- National/Federal government
Issues being addressed:
- Public service delivery under new circumstances
- Social effects of the crisis
27 April 2020