The IRD is an Institute of the Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission, under the authority of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MSTI).
The institute is the Brazil´s center of expertise in radiation protection, dosimetry and metrology of ionizing radiation, and its activities cover all the areas in which man and the environment can be exposed to radiation: power generation, medicine, industry and research. Its areas of specialization include human and environmental radiation protection and nuclear and radiological emergency response, for both during and post-accident situations.
The continuously developing state-of-the-art of science and technology regarding the radiation protection is the subject and motivation for our work. We are dedicated to continuously improving and promoting the safe use of ionizing radiation, avoiding unnecessary radiation exposure of the public, workers and patients without hampering the benefits from the applications of nuclear technology.