Incident Reporting System for Research Reactors (IRSRR)
What is the IRSRR?
The IRSRR is a system to collect, analyse, maintain and disseminate information received from participating Member States of the IAEA on unusual events that have occurred at research reactors, including reports that occurred before the IRSRR came into effect. The reports are stored in a database available to IAEA Member States, and provide technical information on safety related events in research reactors by identifying the root causes and describing the corrective actions implemented.
Products of IRSRR activity include the collection and evaluation of reports, and the organization of meetings and training courses.
The IRSRR is based on the principle that each participant will provide timely information on unusual events in research reactors.
A designated national co-ordinator is responsible for sending event reports in a standard format to the IAEA moderator.
After review of the completeness of the report and conformance with the IRSRR Guide, the IAEA moderator will distribute the reports to all participants.
It is understood that the systematic collection and evaluation of operational experience with unusual events is a very useful way to improve operational safety. A proper analysis of unusual events can identify root causes and provide valuable lessons to be learned by, for example, reactor operators, reactor designers, etc.
Any Member State with operating, near to operate or not operating but with not decommissioned research reactors.
- An unusual event that may yield important safety lessons
- An unusual event that is itself important or serious in terms of its safety implications
- An unusual release of radioactive material or exposure to radiation
|28 May-1 June 2007||Fifth IRSRR Co-ordinators Meeting||Vienna, Austria||IAEA|
|Fourth IRSRR Co-ordinators Meeting||Daejon, Republic of Korea||IAEA/KINS|
|Regional Workshop on the Incident Reporting System for Research Reactors (IRSRR)||Dimitrovgrad,
|IAEA/Research Institute of Atomic Reactors/FSUE State Scientific Center of Russian Federation|
|Third IRSRR Co-ordinators Meeting||Bariloche,
For further information please contact Research Reactor Safety