PRE-RADPROT 5C - Research and training programme (Euratom) in the field of biology - health protection (Radiation Protection Programme), 1980-1984
From 1980-01-01 to 1984-12-31| See all projects funded under this programme / topic
Previous programmePRE-RADPROT 4C
Successor programmeFP1-RADPROT 6C
Programme fundingEUR 59 million
Official Journal ReferenceL 78 of 1980-03-25
Legislative Reference80/342/Euratom of 1980-03-18
To improve scientific and technical knowledge with a view to updating basic standards for protecting the health of the general public and of workers against the hazards arising from ionizing radiation and to evaluate the biological and ecological consequences of nuclear activities and the use of nuclear energy and ionizing radiation in order to ensure adequate protection of man and the environment.
AbstractThis 1980-1984 radiation protection programme was the fifth to be implemented in the field since 1959. Its initial year coincided with the final year of the 1976-1980 programme. Funds left over from that programme were incorporated in its budget. The continuation of this research has been necessary in view of the steady expansion in the exploitation of nuclear energy, in the handling of nuclear fuels throughout their cycle, and in the use of ionizing radiation and radioisotopes in medicine and by industry.
SubdivisionSix major areas:
- Radiation dosimetry and its interpretation;
- Behaviour and control of radionuclides in the environment;
- Short-term somatic effects of ionizing radiation;
- Late somatic effects of ionizing radiation;
- Genetic effects of ionizing radiation;
- Evaluation of radiation hazards.
ImplementationThe Commission, assisted by the Advisory Committee on Programme Management (ACPM) for Radiation Protection, was responsible for implementing the programme.
The research was carried out mainly under research contracts and partly by the Commission's Biology Group at the Ispra establishment of the JRC.
A report was sent to the Council and the European Parliament at the end of the third year with a view to a possible revision of the programme.
Record Number: 50 / Last updated on: 2014-03-05