NEA Mandates and Structures

Working Group on Digital Instrumentation and Control (WGDIC)

Chair(s): Ismael GARCIA, United States
Secretary:  Thomas BUCKENMEYER
Vice-Chair(s): Stephen WARDLE, United Kingdom
Member(s):All NEA member countries
Full participant(s): European Commission
Under the NEA Statute
Participant(s): India
Observer(s)(International Organisation): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
By agreement
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Date of creation:01 August 2017
End of mandate:31 December 2020

Mandate (Document reference):

Mandate (Document extract):

Extract from document NEA/CNRA/R(2017)5



In this context, the mandate of the Working Group on Digital Instrumentation and Control (WGDIC) is to promote harmonisation and improvements in nuclear safety through the development of regulatory guidance to address DI&C topics and technical issues of concern to its member countries, for both operating and new reactors. This guidance is not intended to replace the guidance already available from international standards organisations; instead, the collective scientific and technical knowledge and experience of the WGDIC members is brought together to develop Consensus Positions (CPs) representing the common understanding and harmonisation of regulatory practices.

The CPs provide a consistent set of regulatory expectations for industry and may be used by members in the development of guidance in their own specific domain.

The WGDIC constitutes an international forum for nuclear regulatory organisations to co-operate in the development of CPs and to exchange information and experience.

To this end, the WGDIC will: