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ICRP Announces 90th Anniversary Drive to Free the Annals

Today in Paris, ICRP Chair Claire Cousins announced the organisation’s intention to begin the process of making the Annals of the ICRP free-to-access for everyone around the world.  By making all but the most recent two years available, professionals, governments, and the public stand to benefit.

At the opening ceremonies of ICRP-ERPW 2017, Dr. Cousins recognised the support of the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) for kickstarting the campaign with generous financial contributions, enabling free access to ICRP Publication 103: The 2007 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection.

We are delighted to lead the way with a meaningful contribution towards making the Annals of the ICRP available for free, and in particular we are proud that Publication 103 is now available to everybody thanks to our contribution. Easy access will be a boon to governments, scientists, professionals, and interested citizens world-wide. Let’s take on this important initiative together.

- Christer Viktorsson, Director General, The UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)

“We are pleased to join other agencies and countries in ICRP’s efforts with our contribution towards making the Annals of the ICRP available for free; and, in particular, we are thrilled that Publication 103 will be available to everyone.  Access will be a benefit to radiation protection professionals, scientists, and interested countries worldwide.  Let us undertake this critical initiative together.”

- Dr. Patricia R. Worthington, Director, Office of Health and Safety, United States Department of Energy

In 2016, ICRP set three strategic priorities:

  • Maintain and Continue to Improve the System of Radiological Protection
  • Promote Awareness of Radiological Protection and Broaden Access to ICRP Recommendations
  • Increase Engagement with Professionals, Policy-Makers, and the Public

This initiative addresses all of these priorities heading into the charity’s 90th year and beyond. Thanks to FANR and the DOE, and others who will follow their lead, the future looks bright.

Parties interested in joining this important initiative are encouraged to contact Kelsey Cloutier, Development and Communications Manager.