Access to information

This section gathers and disseminates RNP’s general information of public interest. The purpose is to facilitate access to public information under the Access to Information Act (Law 12527, from 11/18/2011). 

RNP Association

The Brazilian National Research and Educational Network Association (AsRNP) is a non-profit, private law and public interest civil society organization, which is responsible for executing the mission of promoting the innovative use of advanced networks. The creation of AsRNP enabled the institutionalization of the original RNP project, created by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq), in 1989, to deploy the high performance infrastructure basis that today serves hundreds of Brazilian institutions.

In January 2002, AsRNP was qualified by the federal government as a Social Organization. In March of the same year, it signed a management contract with the Ministry of Science and Technology (Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia - MCT), whose purpose is to foster technological research activities in network development and operating advanced network services. Since then, this document establishes the partnership in the development and operation of facilities and advanced network services, for the promotion of technological research activities in networks. See here the Decree of Qualification.

AsRNP’s Board of Directors

AsRNP’s board of higher resolution and direction is the Board of Directors (Conselho de Administração - CADM), whose function is to enforce RNP’s social purpose, approve matters related to human resources and examining accounts, financial statements and documents of the organization. Its composition follows the guidance of the Social Organizations Law, which establishes that these collective bodies have the participation of public authority representatives, civil society, members and users.

Current composition of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised by ten members, distributed in original and elected members.

Original members are comprised by:

  • two representatives from the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações - MCTIC), appointed by the Minister;
  • two representatives from the Ministry of Education (Ministério da Educação - MEC), appointed by the Minister;
  • one representative of the academic community, appointed by the president of the Brazilian Computer Society (Sociedade Brasileira de Computação - SBC);
  • one representative of the National Laboratory of Computer Networks (Laboratório Nacional de Redes de Computadores - LARC), appointed by their director.

Elected members are comprised by:

  • two members of notorious professional capacity, representatives of RNP’s Points of Presence (PoPs), elected by the Board of Directors, by indication of the set of PoPs in each region;
  • a representative of the members elected in accordance with the 8th article of the statute of the Association;
  • a representative of educational and research institutions, users of RNP services, elected by the Members Committee*.

Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Maximiliano Salvadori Martinhão 
Otávio Caixeta

Ministry of Education
Luiz Carlos da Silva Ramos
Raphael Callou Neves Barros

Points of Presence – PoPs
Rafael Pontes Lima 
Sergio Vianna Fialho 

Brazilian Computing Society – SBC
Jussara Marques de Almeida Gonçalves 

National Laboratory of Computer Networks – LARC
Rossana Maria de Castro Andrade 

Representative of Associates – AsRNP
Márcia Regina de Souza

*Pending of nomination.

Management Contract

The partnership between AsRNP and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTI) is established through management contracts that aim to foster the activities of technological research on networks and the operation of advanced network services.

The Management Contract is an institutional commitment celebrated between the Union and the non-state entity (legal person of private non-profit rights), qualified as a Social Organization, with a view to set a partnership for promoting and implementing non-exclusive activities of social interest of the state, as defined in the Law #9.637, from 1998.

It is an instrument of deployment, supervision, follow-up and evaluation of public policies, insofar as it features links to achieving public purposes. Thus, it allows the definition and adoption of strategies of action that are necessary to ensure best conditions to achieve the objectives and targets agreed for the institution. In addition, monitoring of institutional performance by the management contract enables the laying down of the annual objectives and goals if circumstances in which the institution operates suffer changes that warrant a renegotiation.

The Addendum to the Management Agreement is an instrument used to change the management contract. It may feature for example, the inclusion or exclusion of clauses, review of goals, indicators and timelines, as well as changes in the originally agreed values ​​and permits of onlending of these resources.

Evaluation Committee

Established by an act of the Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, RNP’s Evaluation Committee (Comitê de Avaliação - CA) performs the semiannual monitoring and annual evaluation of the results achieved with the implementation of the Management Agreement.

The Committee receives from the General Coordination of Oversight and Monitoring of Social Organizations (Coordenação-Geral de Supervisão e Acompanhamento das Organizações Sociais - CGOS), linked to the Secretariat for Research Units (Subsecretaria de Unidades de Pesquisa - SCUP), operational support and technical advice to its meetings and proceedings.

RNP Technical-Scientific Council (CTC)

Assumes advisory role of the Executive Board. It is composed of seven members, expert professionals with recognized knowledge, who can contribute in the construction of the RNP's long-term strategies.

Board members