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 offers external researchers from the EU Member States and 3rd countries experimental possibilities at its nuclear facilities. There is a permanent call for proposals for experiments. Selection of experiments is based on peer review by international experts representing the stakeholder community.
The eufrat-facilities of JRC Geel encompass:
External researchers from the EU Member states and 3rd countries can propose an experiment at these facilities, provided JRC experimental infrastructure can offer a significant added value to the project proposal. JRC launches a permanent Call for Proposals. Proposals are peer reviewed by a Programme Advisory Committee (PAC).
The following experiments can be accepted and supported:
For each experiment approved by the PAC, JRC will offer the best possible measurement conditions according to the specifications of the users and guaranteeing an optimal data output.
For collaborative projects user groups can also be supported for their travel and the accommodation and subsistence costs during the time required for the experiment, within the financial boundaries defined by the PAC.
If interested, please visit How to apply and perform an experiment supported by EUFRAT (a procedure in six steps).