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E-Learning Modules for RASIMS and SARIS

The IAEA is pleased to announce the release of two new E-Learning modules within the two existing tools aimed at strengthening radiation safety infrastructure: the Radiation Safety Information Management System (RASIMS) and the Self-Assessment of Regulatory Infrastructure for Safety (SARIS) system.

The RASIMS E-Learning module is designed to help users in Member States to easily understand the Thematic Safety Areas and the functionalities of RASIMS. The RASIMS e-learning module is available on the dedicated RASIMS platform.

The SARIS training and E-Learning package is available to Member States on the SARIS collaboration platform. The package includes a SARIS training module as well as an E-Learning video. The E-Learning video offers visual and narrative material on objectives of self-assessment, the IAEA self-assessment methodology and the features and functionalities of the SARIS software.

Both E-learning modules are available as a PC version, an iPad version and in downloadable PDF format. The videos are modular in structure thus allowing the user to select a specific functionality and thereby negating the need to navigate through the entire video.

Background

To support Member States in the establishment and strengthening of an effective infrastructure for radiation safety, the IAEA has developed, over the last years, its Radiation Safety Information Management System (RASIMS). In close correlation, self-assessment methodology and tools in were also developed. Member States are strongly encouraged to adopt both systems and to integrate them in their regulatory activities. They are essential to managing their relationships with the IAEA, particularly through Technical Cooperation.

Tools to strengthen radiation safety infrastructure

RASIMS - Radiation Safety Information Management System

In order that those Member States that receive technical assistance can improve their radiation safety infrastructure, with the help of the IAEA Secretariat, the current status of application of the IAEA Safety Standards in the different Countries has to be known. This implies quantifying the level of the national radiation safety infrastructures with respect to the IAEA Safety Standards. From this knowledge, Member States, with the collaboration of the IAEA Secretariat, can evaluate the status of their radiation safety infrastructure and identify areas to be strengthened. To optimize the technical assistance the needs of the regions must also be identified.

To achieve that objective relevant comprehensive and up-to-date information on the main elements of the national radiation safety infrastructure for each Member State is kept in the Radiation Safety Information Management System (RASIMS).

RASIMS is a web-based platform that enables Member States and the IAEA Secretariat to jointly collect, analyse and view information regarding the national infrastructure for radiation, transport and waste safety. In addition to facilitating the identification of national and regional needs, the information in RASIMS is used for a range of other purposes such as the establishment of new technical assistance projects and during the radiation safety clearance process prior to the provision of radiation sources to Member States.

The new RASIMS E-Learning module offers visual and narrative material on the Thematic Safety Areas and the different functionalities of RASIMS.

SARIS - Self-Assessment of Regulatory Infrastructure for Safety

The IAEA has deployed a Self-Assessment Methodology and associated software in support of Member States’ endeavours for continuous improvement of their national infrastructure for safety in accordance the with IAEA Safety Standards.

The Self-Assessment of Regulatory Infrastructure for Safety (SARIS) tool is based on question-sets derived from relevant IAEA Safety Standards and related international instruments such as the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources.

To enhance the functionality of the SARIS tool, the IAEA has released a SARIS training and E-Learning package and made available to Member States on the SARIS collaboration platform.

 

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| Last update: Tuesday, 09 December, 2014.