NEA Data Bank training
Ongoing

The NEA Data Bank Computer Program Service (CPS) has been conducting training activities for more than 30 years. These courses provide a unique opportunity to bring together code users from around the world, facilitating exchanges on the use of computer programs among users and with the code developers.

Upcoming events

Date

Class

Registration

Fees

Location

8-12 July 2024

PENELOPE

Course description

Registration closed

1500 EUR

University of Barcelona, Spain

12-15 November 2024

OpenMC

Course description

To open soon

450 EUR

Online

19-22 November 2024

SERPENT-2 for beginners

Course description

Register

750 EUR

NEA, Paris, France

2-6 December 2024

NJOY

Course description

Register

700 EUR

NEA, Paris, France

12-16 May 2025

MCNP6® Intermediate

Only applications from participants already holding a personal MCNP6.2® or 6.3® licence will be considered. If not licensee, please contact RSICC

To open in September

2000 EUR

NEA, Paris, France

19-23 May 2025

MCNP6® Advanced

Only applications from participants already holding a personal MCNP6.2® or 6.3® licence will be considered. If not licensee, please contact RSICC

To open in September

2000 EUR

NEA, Paris, France

 
For in-person courses, the fee includes the training course, luncheons and coffee breaks.
 
Class sizes are limited and workshops may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not obtained one month prior to the workshop. Workshop fees paid are refundable up to one month before each class.
 
For participants working in France: the NEA is not a training centre ("centre de formation"), no training agreement ("convention de formation") will be established.

What the NEA offers - Catalogue of courses

Training courses and interactive workshops are offered on the most widely used computer programs, by the authors of the codes. They are held in person (at the NEA Headquarters in Paris or in NEA Data Bank participating countries) or online. The language of these events is English. Courses are held in different formats, from half a day to five days of training.

  • ABNTT, analytical benchmarks: case studies in neutron transport theory
  • FISPACT-II, inventory simulation platform for nuclear observables and materials science
  • FLUKA, Monte Carlo general purpose tool for calculations of particle transport and interactions with matter
  • FRENDY, Nuclear Data Processing System for Evaluated Nuclear Data File
  • FUDGE/(MC)GIDI/GNDS, open-source codes FUDGE and GIDIplus (available from https://github.com/LLNL/fudge and https://github.com/LLNL/gidiplus) to generate and use nuclear data in the Generalised Nuclear Database Structure or GNDS
  • MCNP, Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code System
    • Introduction
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • NJOY2016, a nuclear data processing system for converting evaluated nuclear data into libraries for applications calculations
  • OpenMC, a community-developed Monte Carlo neutron and photon transport simulation code
  • Electron-photon transport modelling with PENELOPE physics, code structure and operation. The PENELOPE manual is available here 
  • PHITS, a Monte-Carlo particle and heavy ion transport code system
  • SCALE
    • SCALE/KENO: criticality safety calculations
    • SCALE/KENO-MAVRIC: criticality safety and radiation shielding
    • SCALE/ORIGEN: standalone fuel depletion, activation, and source term analysis
    • SCALE/TRITON: lattice physics and depletion
    • SCALE/TSUNAMI: sensitivity and uncertainty calculations
    • Nuclear Data Fundamentals and AMPX Libraries Generation
  • SERPENT V2.2.X, 3-D continuous-energy Monte Carlo reactor physics burnup calculation, lattice physics applications