What are the requirements for becoming my entity's NEA-DB LO with the NEA Data Bank? Your country has to be a member of the IAEA, you have to be a permanent staff member at your entity, be familiar with computer science, coding practices and have some knowledge of nuclear science. You cannot be nominated if you are a student, a visiting staff member, etc.
My entity does not have an NEA-DB LO. Can I become the NEA Data Bank Liaison Officer for my entity? Yes, if you satisfy the aforementioned requirements. Your entity should formally nominate you by contacting your country's National Atomic or Nuclear Energy Commission and asking for your designation as your entity's NEA-DB LO.
Can the NEA Data Bank nominate me to be my entity's Liaison Officer? No. Only your country's National Atomic or Nuclear Energy Commission can approve the nomination of an entity's NEA-DB LO. Once approved at the country level, nominations must be submitted, through official channels, to the IAEA's INIS Secretariat at INIS.Feedback@iaea.org who will further transmit them to the NEA Data Bank.
How do I know if my entity is nominated by the NEA Data Bank and/or has an NEA-DB LO? The list of nominated entities in non-NEA DB countries is available at http://www.oecd-nea.org/dbcps/pretlo.cgi?iaea . If your entity is listed, please contact email@example.com to obtain details of your NEA-DB LO. If your entity is not listed, please go through the entity and NEA-DB LO nomination process, described earlier on this webpage.
My entity's NEA-DB LO has contacted the NEA Data Bank to request a code on my behalf. How long will it take to receive the code package? The time to receive your package can vary significantly from weeks to months depending on the type of code package requested, the restrictions that apply to it, and the time it takes to receive all necessary approvals, among other factors.
Can I request US codes such as MCNP, SCALE, etc.? Please contact RSICC (https://rsicc.ornl.gov) directly for MCNP, SCALE and code packages in the NEA Data Bank catalogue starting with CCC, DLC, or PSR. The NEA Data Bank cannot distribute codes of US origin to you.
Do I have to pay a fee for each NEA Data Bank code request? The NEA Data Bank does not charge a fee for its services to IAEA Member States that are neither NEA nor OECD members.
What are my obligations regarding codes received from the NEA Data Bank? All packages distributed by the NEA Data Bank have terms and conditions of use. Please ensure you read them carefully as you are required to comply with the intended use provided in your request. Your package is for your use only. You are not permitted to share it with anyone and cannot keep a copy of it when changing entity, i.e. you must destroy your copy when leaving your entity.
I have a question not covered in these FAQs. Whom do I contact? Please use your institutional email to address any further questions to the NEA Data Bank's Computer Program Service (CPS) at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the IAEA's INIS Secretariat at INIS.Feedback@iaea.org. The CPS team and the IAEA's INIS Secretariat will only respond to emails sent from an official institutional email address. Queries from private emails will go unanswered.
*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.