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Guidelines for IAEA Member States requesting NEA Data Bank Codes

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The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recommenced distributing nuclear computer codes and processed nuclear data libraries (hereafter 'NEA Data Bank codes') to Member States of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) who are neither NEA nor OECD members.

These guidelines clarify the procedure for organisations, institutes or establishments (hereafter 'entities') in the respective IAEA Member States requesting NEA Data Bank codes. As the NEA Data Bank works exclusively with Liaison Officers of the 'entities' in the respective IAEA Member States, the guidelines also explain the role of the NEA Data Bank Liaison Officer (NEA-DB LO) and the procedure for appointing an NEA-DB LO. The role of the NEA-DB LO should not be confused with the role the IAEA International Nuclear Information System Liaison Officer (INIS LO).

NEA Data Bank Liaison Officers, their entities and end users should be aware of the following:

    a)The NEA Data Bank will only consider requests for NEA Data Bank codes submitted via the respective entity's NEA-DB LO. The NEA-DB LO and the end user must be affiliated with the same entity. Only one LO per entity is permitted. The NEA-DB LO must also provide full details of the intended use of the requested code, and for some codes, full details of nationalities held by the end user(s) will be required.

    b)The NEA Data Bank will generally communicate only with the NEA-DB LO on matters relating to end user requests. An end user needing a code must ask the NEA-DB LO at his/her entity to make the request on his/her behalf. The LO may place a code request at http://www.oecd-nea.org/abs/request-iaea.pl. Entities that do not have a designated NEA-DB LO can propose an individual be designated following the guidelines below.

Guidelines for IAEA Member States on designating NEA Data Bank Liaison Officers

*FAQs for non NEA Data Bank and non OECD Countries

*Please note that these FAQs apply only to non NEA/DB or non OECD countries. The majority of IAEA Member States fall into this category.

Last modified: 01 June 2023