The Documentation and Information Center provides information to the House´s staff, Brazilian citizens and the international community, provides support to the legislative activities and preserves the institutional memory. The Documentation and Information Center is responsible for managing information in the Chamber, ensuring internal and external information quality and access. Thus, among its management activities are those related to library and archive services, information architecture, documentary language and terminology control, management of legislative information databases, publication of the official bibliographic materials of the House, preservation of country's and legislative heritage and information research. The research service – officially called Legislative Consultancy – provides expert analysis to parliamentarians, committees, Plenary meetings and Chamber administration on 21 fields of public policy. It is a separate department from the Documentation and Information Center, although both units cooperate on a large scale. The research service is basically demand driven and produces in-depth studies, short papers and drafts for bills and bill reports. Researchers also attend all committee meetings, in order to provide on-site advice on technical and policy related issues concerning bills under discussion. The average number of research request is twenty thousand a year.
Documentation and Information Center, Chamber of Deputies: Centro de Documentação e Informação, Câmara dos Deputados
Praça dos Três Poderes, Câmara dos Deputados, Anexo 2
Brasilia, DF Brasil 70160900
Phone: 55 61 32165501