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Quality assurance of computational tools for dosimetry

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Computational tools, especially transport codes, are essential for radiation dosimetry. Their quality is generally high,but many casual users do not exploit the full potential of these codes, treat them as black boxes and are prone to erroneous results. These users are seldom familiar with sensitivity analysis and uncertainty assessment, which are required for a quality assured use of codes.The Concerted Action (12 members from universities and research institutions in 5 countries) will invite casual users to participate in an Intercomparison Study(IS). We distribute Bench Mark problems, evaluate and discuss the returns with the participants and summarise the IS in a report. In addition, we will compile and publish reports on Advanced Computational Tools (AT) and Sensitivity Analysis and Uncertainty Assessment (SA). These reports will provide theoretical background and examples of practical applications for AT and SA.

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BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
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Bundesallee 1000
38116 Braunschweig
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Participants (9)

ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE LA PHYSIQUE ATOMIQUE
France
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118,Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse

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CLATTERBRIDGE CENTRE FOR ONCOLOGY
United Kingdom
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Clatterbridge Road
CH63 4JY Merseyside

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COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
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Centre D'etudes De Fontenay-aux-roses Rue Auguste Lemaire
92265 Fontenay Aux Roses

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GSF-RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
Germany
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Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1
85764 Oberschleissheim

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ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
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Via Anguillarese 301
00060 Capena

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JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
Slovenia
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Jamova 39
1001 Ljubljana

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NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD
United Kingdom
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OX11 0RQ Didcot, Harwell, Chilton

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National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
United Kingdom
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Queen's Road
TW11 0LW Teddington

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POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Italy
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Via Ponzio 34/3
20133 Milano

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