Shielding Integral Benchmark Archive and Database (SINBAD)


The Shielding Integral Benchmark Archive and Database (SINBAD) contains compilations for experiments related to:

  • reactor shielding
  • fusion neutronics shielding
  • accelerator shielding experiments.

The work on SINBAD is jointly carried out by the United States’  Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) and the NEA. At the NEA the Expert Group on Physics of Reactor Systems (EGPRS)  is mandated to monitor gaps and steer the development of SINBAD in collaboration with RSICC (see SINBAD Task Force below).

Major emphasis has so far been on fission reactor shielding. Facilities used for measurements have now been closed down and there was an urgent need to preserve the data. Data for fusion blanket neutronics are also considered, the rest being made up of accelerator shielding experiments. More data sets are in the process of being identified for future release. Emphasis will be on quality of the experiments and new compilations will address cases not yet sufficiently covered by the present set.

SINBAD Task Force

A new Task Force chaired by T. Miller (US) started its work in January 2022 and is endorsed by EGPRS to maintain and develop SINBAD.

Task Force members' working area  (password protected | reminder)


SINBAD distribution is restricted and subject to prior approval. It can be requested through the NEA Data Bank Computer Program Services.

Each SINBAD experiment package is accompanied with an abstract, listing and detailing the available data. 

Available packages of experiments at the Data Bank Computer Program Services:

For more detailed information, consult the indices of the experiments sorted by shielding material, facility, originating establishment and summary descriptions of the SINBAD evaluations carried out at the NEA:


External Publications: