The Fluminense Federal University (UFF) will receive R$18 million from the Special Budget Fund of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj) to fund research on covid-19 and other pathologies.
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UFF has four years to apply the resource, if the institution does not use the transfer during this period, the university is obliged to return the corrected amount.
In the event of expenditure other than that authorized, in addition to the full refund of the amount transferred, applicable sanctions will be applied, as provided for by law.
According to the dean, Antonio Claudio da Nóbrega, the project aims to build a vivarium with contemporary technology and that is a reference in ensuring animal welfare, following all the rules of the National Council for the Control of Animal Experimentation (CONCEA).
“The project contributes to the development of experiments in science and technology in general, as well as to medicines and vaccines to combat covid-19. The vivarium is an important vector for advancing the state of Rio in the development of the Health Industrial Complex,” he said.
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The measure was proposed in the bill 4,909/21 approved in a single discussion by Alerj, last Tuesday (5). The project was originally authored by the president of the Legislative House, André Ceciliano (PT) and deputy Waldeck Carneiro (PT).
“This measure is so that the university can inaugurate the central vivarium that will even be an experimental research base for all institutions in Rio that develop studies in the areas of immunology, serology and virology”, commented deputy Waldeck Carneiro (PT ), who chairs the Alerj Science and Technology Commission.
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Jaqueline Deister