Qualified as a Social Organization (OS), Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP) [National Education and Research Network] is related to the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC) and maintained jointly by the Ministries of Education (MEC), Culture (MinC), Health (MS) and Defense (MD), who participate in the Inter-Ministry Program of RNP (PI-RNP).
Access the Statute of RNP (updated in December 2020).
Nelson Simões works as general director of RNP since 2002. He was a member of the Internet Managing Committee in Brazil, elected as a representative of the scientific and technological community between 2002 and 2010, and works in this position also at Cinemateca Brasileira and other organizations. He was director of the Latin American Advanced Network Cooperation (CLARA) from 2003 to 2014, the international organization responsible for the regional Latin American research network. He is a computer engineer by PUC-Rio and has a master´s degree in Communication Policies by Universidade de Brasília (UnB).
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