Proposals presented in the 2nd CONCERT open Call

In the 2nd CONCERT call, 25 proposals were received, 24 were eligible and reviewed. Out of these, 20 were submitted for Topic 1 and four for Topic 2.

The proposals were ranked following their scores after the scientific reviewing by the Peer Review Panel: 13 proposals were recommended to be considered for funding and ranked for Topic 1 and 2 proposals for Topic 2.

Following the scores in the ranking lists and the financial budget of CONCERT for the 2nd open research call, the 6 proposals with highest scores can be funded by CONCERT, 4 for Topic 1 and 2 for Topic 2.

The CONCERT Management Board will meet next July 27th 2017 in Munich, to make the final decision about the proposals to be funded by CONCERT.

Take this opportunity to have a say on your nuclear and radiological risk perception, answering the CONCERT survey

To stimulate an active dialogue with all parties with a significant interest in radiation protection, a survey has been launched by the CONCERT project. The aim of the survey is to gauge the perception of nuclear and radiological risk amongst a wide range of people and their opinion on related issues such as communication and information received by different actors.

The text of the survey has been translated into several European languages, which can be accessed at http://www.concert-h2020.eu/en/Stakeholders/Public_survey.

There is time up to the 31st of October 2017 to fill the survey.

Answering the survey will take you only 10-12 minutes!

Regulatory Decision Making Workshop

The international Workshop on Radioecology as a Support to Regulatory Decision Making on NORM and other Legacies, Related Waste Management and Disposal, is a side event to the ICRER conference and will be held Sunday 3 of September in Berlin. It is organized by NRPA and SCK∙CEN, in collaboration with the European Radioecology Alliance and the International Union of Radioecology

A detail description of the workshop is provided at http://tinyurl.com/Workshop-3Sept2017-Berlin or at the ICRER webpage http://www.icrer2017.com/

The EU NORM 2017 Symposium

The symposium, which will be held in London (UK) next 2-5 October 2017, will be an excellent forum to discuss and exchange experiences and information with regulators, industries and experts in radiobiological protection in the field of NORM. It will also be a good opportunity for scientists, experts, regulators and other specialists to present their work and interact with other stakeholders in the NORM field.

For more information on the symposium, including the topics of the programme, the cost, and the possibility of registering online, access: http://www.npl.co.uk/events/2-5-oct-2017-eu-norm-2017

CONCERT Survey on Open Data Policy

As you know, the CONCERT project applies an open access policy. However there has been some reluctance to share data. So, in order to better understand your views and needs, a survey has been set-up. It will not take you long to complete the survey, which is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2Z6THF3. Your responses are really valuable, since they will help to better define the CONCERT strategy on open access and to seek ways to erode the major barriers that prevent data sharing.