We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The unit Standards for Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards (SN3S unit) of the Directorate for Nuclear Safety and Security of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Geel, Belgium, operates a unique nuclear research infrastructure dedicated to the measurement of accurate nuclear reaction and decay data. These measurements serve the needs of safe operation of nuclear reactors, safe handling of nuclear waste and the radiological protection of the safety of the citizen and the environment.
Via the transnational access programme EUFRAT, JRC offered external researchers from the EU Member States and 3rd countries experimental possibilities at its nuclear facilities from 2014 - 2017 and continues to do so under a new scheme. There was a permanent call for proposals for experiments. Selection of experiments was based on peer review by international experts representing the stakeholder community.
The eufrat-facilities of JRC Geel encompass:
Accepted proposals of the 2014 - 2017 EUFRAT project executed in this period are given here. The project was concluded with the EUFRAT User Meeting , 4 - 7 December 2017, Geel. A booklet of extended abstracts is available.