The IAEA had developed a self-assessment methodology that is used to review a regulatory body's existing processes and performances against predetermined criteria, the IAEA safety requirements. It is a useful instrument that provides for further planned improvement of the regulatory system.
The IAEA had also developed and made available since 2010 a software tool, the Self-Assessment of Regulatory Infrastructure for Safety (SARIS), for implementation of the self-assessment methodology, which contains different questionnaires based on the IAEA safety requirements. An online version of the software, eSARIS, has been released in 2021. The IAEA self-assessment methodology and eSARIS, in addition to being used for periodic evaluation of the national regulatory infrastructure for safety as part of the regulatory body's management system, it is also a prerequisite for preparation for the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS).
This collaboration platform was designed for regulators who are planning or are in the process of conducting self-assessment of their national regulatory infrastructure for safety and was developed with the objective of providing an instrument for enhancing the sharing of information and knowledge related to a national self-assessment undertaking.
A national team conducting self-assessment, that have been provided access, can open eSARIS here.