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24/05/2017

Scientific collaboration

IRSN renews cooperation agreement with ENEA

​Jean-Christophe Niel, Director-General of IRSN, and Federico Testa, President of the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), have signed the cooperation agreement on nuclear safety radiation protection between the two organizations for five years.

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09/05/2017

Scientific collaboration

End of the European COMET project

​From April 25 to 27, 2017, the COMET (Coordination and Implementation of a pan-Europe Instrument for Radioecology) consortium has held its final meeting in Bruges, Belgium, on the project underway since 2013.

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10/04/2017

Scientific collaboration

Second transnational CONCERT call for proposals

​In March 2017, the European CONCERT consortium (European Joint Program for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research) has launched its second call for proposals in the field of radiation protection in Europe.

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05/04/2017

Publications

Publication of the book "Element of security and non-proliferation"

​IRSN publishes a new book in its Science and Technology Series, entitled "Elements of security and non-proliferation".

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03/04/2017

Research programs

Call for H2020-Euratom projects: IRSN is participating in eight of the projects chosen as beneficiaries

​The European Commission has just published the results of its 2016-2017 H2020 Euratom “Fission and Fusion” call for projects. IRSN is participating in eight of the 25 new European projects selected as beneficiaries, which will be launched during the year.

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27/03/2017

Research programs

IRSN and RIR sign a collaboration agreement as part of TERRITORIES

​The IRSN and the Research Institute of Radiology (RIR) signed a collaboration agreement in Fontenay-aux-Roses on March 23 as part of the European project TERRITORIES launched in late January.

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22/03/2017

Publications

The 13th issue of Aktis, IRSN’s scientific newsletter, is available

​The thirteenth English-language issue of Aktis, the quarterly newsletter on IRSN’s research, is available on a HTML and PDF package. Aktis is published only in a digital version and available in HTML or text format for e-mail, RSS and a pageflip PDF.

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06/03/2017

Award

EURADOS Young Scientist Award goes to IRSN researcher

​The work rewarded relates to an intercomparison proposed and implemented by LEDI as part of EURADOS. The intercomparison aimed to evaluate the internal dose received by nuclear workers, as part of epidemiological studies on the induced risks of uranium exposure. Sixteen participants evaluated the doses received by three professionally active nuclear workers between 1960 and the early 1980s, through raw data supplied by IRSN.

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03/03/2017

Research programs

Launch of the European CONFIDENCE project

​The kick-off meeting for the European CONFIDENCE project took place in Karlsruhe, Germany on 16 and 17 February. CONFIDENCE was selected after a call for projects by CONCERT, the European joint programming tool whose goals include consolidating various radioprotection research projects.

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28/02/2017

4th Meeting of the AMORAD project's Scientific and Technical Committee

​​The 4th meeting of the AMORAD project's STC took place at the Fontenay-aux-Roses site on Friday, 10 February.

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14/02/2017

Award

IRSN team wins Electronic Poster Award

​An IRSN team (PRP-HOM/UEM) working with physicists from several medical centers [1] won the jury's "special mention" for its electronic poster presented during the Journées Francophones de la Radiologie (JFR) in Paris in October 2016. Among the 700 posters on display during the event, it was one of the most viewed by participants.

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09/02/2017

Research programs

Kick-off of the European TERRITORIES project

​On Friday, January 27, 2017, the kick-off meeting was held in Paris for the European TERRITORIES project, which was selected in a call for projects by CONCERT, a European “joint programming” tool which counts integrating radiation protection research among its objectives.

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25/01/2017

Event

4th International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity (ICRER 2017): call for papers

​The 4th International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity (ICRER) will be held in Berlin, Germany, 3-8 September 2017. The conference is organised by IRSN and NRPA, with the support of the European research platform in radioprotection (notably ALLIANCE, MELODI, NERIS), the AIEA and IUR.

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18/01/2017

Research programs

First power operation of the CABRI reactor since 2003

​The last quarter of 2016 included the first power operation tests of the Cabri facility in more than a decade. A long test campaign of power transients (startup tests) will begin in January 2017 to characterize the entire operating domain of the facility. The startup tests verify that this CEA experimental reactor is ready for the first test of IRSN's CABRI International Program (CIP).

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13/01/2017

Research programs - Nuclear waste

Two new IRSN research projects selected following the Andra/ANR call for projects

​Certyf and Kri-Terres, two projects involving IRSN, have just been selected following the call for projects issued by Andra, in cooperation with the French National Research Agency (ANR), as part of the “Investment in the Future” program.

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