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Research at the IRSN

The mission of the IRSN in terms of research is not simply the acquisition of new scientific knowledge, but also the development of technical risk management tools and a contribution to the development of the expertise available within the Institute.

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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.



End of the European COMET project

​From April 25 to 27, 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.



Second transnational CONCERT call for proposals

​In March, 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.



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". It describes the measures implemented in France and at international level to prevent terrorism and malicious acts and, if necessary, mitigate the consequences of any such act.



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.



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.



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

​This lastest issue focuses on geochemical investigations downstream from former mines, treats of NUCLEA, a thermodynamic database for materials and deals with the assessment of the “biological dose” received in the case of contamination and with using stem cells to treat radiation-induced visceral pain.



The final workshop of the European PASSAM project

​On February 28 and March 01 the final workshop was held in the context of the PASSAM project, which had been coordinated by the IRSN with its eight European partners between 2013 and 2016.



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.



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.


Our publishing

  • SARNET 2 final report

    SARNET - european network of excellence on core meltdown accidents - phase 2 final report is now on line.

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Focus on...

  • The RENEB project

    ​The RENEB project (Realizing European Network in Biodosimetry), which began in January 2012 and will end in late 2015, consists of the formation and implementation of the European biological dosimetry network. It is funded by the European Commission within the framework of the FP7-Fission-2011 call for proposals.