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Welcome to Technical and Scientific Organization Forum (TSOF)

The TSOF, established in 2010 by the IAEA, promotes collaboration among TSOs and other organizations interested in technical and scientific issues related to nuclear safety and security. TSOF is open to TSOs and expert groups nominated by IAEA Member States. Representatives of the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD NEA) and regional TSO networks participate as observers. A TSOF Steering Committee facilitates and oversees the implementation of the forum’s programme.

What does TSO Forum offer?
A platform to develop common approaches to build and maintain a high level of safety in line with the IAEA safety standards.
An initiative to help Member States in developing and strengthening their technical and scientific capabilities, based on an IAEA Technical Document developed with the support of the Forum.

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​TSO Conference 2014 proceedings published in November 2018
This publication is the proceedings of an international conference Held in Beijing, from the 27th to the 31th of October 2014, with a primary objective to examine Technical and Scientific Support Organizations (TSOs) and their role in the light of the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

​TSO Conference October 15–18 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The Conference held in Brussels from the 15th to the 18th of October 2018 highlighted initiatives to develop and strengthen scientific and technical capabilities to support regulatory decision-making for enhanced nuclear and radiation safety and security.

​7th Consultancy Meeting, 12-13 September 2018, IAEA, Vienna
The seventh Consultancy Meeting was held in Vienna from 11th to 12th September 2018, to develop a spider web for the TSO self-assessment questionnaire and to draft an action plan for the development of the TSO initiative.

​13th Steering Committee, 18-19 April 2018, IAEA, Vienna
The 13th meeting of the Steering Committee of the Technical and Scientific Organizations' Forum was held in Vienna the 18th of April 2018.

​Workshop on Building Technical and Scientific Capabilities in Embarking Countries (TSO Forum), 10-13 April 2018, IAEA, Vienna
The Workshop on Building Technical and Scientific Capabilities in Embarking countries was held in Vienna from the 10 to the 13th of April 2018. It was intended to provide a platform to present the conclusions of all related activities and to seek a way forward by learning from the experience of Member States that have developed and strengthened their regulatory function by using TSOs.

​Publication of the IAEA TECDOC-1835, March 2018
The IAEA TECDOC-1835 was published in March 2018 and describes the core values and characteristics of TSOs supporting regulatory functions. Its provides examples.

​5th and 6th Consultancy Meeting, 12-15 December 2017, IAEA, Vienna
The fifth and sixth Consultancy Meetings were held in Vienna from the 12th to the 15th of December 2017. The two consultancy meetings aimed at drafting a self-assessment questionnaire on scientific and technical capabilities initiated in July 2017 and completing the case studies library based on experiences learnt from Pakistan and South Africa when developing their TSOs.

​12th Steering Committee, 19-20 October 2017, IAEA, Vienna
The 12th meeting of the Steering Committee of the Technical and Scientific Organizations Forum was held in Vienna from the 19th to the 20th of October 2017.

​Practical Arrangement Agreements between IAEA-ETSON, 20 September 2017
The practical Arrangement Agreements between IAEA and ETSON was signed by Benoit de Boeck, Director General of Bel V and President of ETSON and Juan-Carlos Lentijo the Deputy Director General of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security in Vienna, on the 20th of September 2018.

​3rd and 4th Consultancy Meeting, 18-21 July 2017, Vienna
The third and fourth Consultancy Meetings were held in Vienna from the 18th to the 21st of July 2017. The two consultancy meetings aimed at drafting a self-assessment questionnaire on scientific and technical capabilities and a case study based on experiences learnt from South Africa when developing TSO.

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TSOF TECDOCIAEA TECDOC No. 1835 - Technical and Scientific Support Organizations Providing Support to Regulatory Functions
Strengthening Research and Development Effectiveness in the Light of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power PlantStrengthening Research and Development Effectiveness in the Light of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
ETSON Position paper of the Technical Safety Organisations: Research needs in nuclear safety for Gen 2 and Gen 3 NNPsETSON Position paper of the Technical Safety Organisations: Research needs in nuclear safety for Gen 2 and Gen 3 NNPs
NUGENIA Roadmap 2013 NUGENIA Roadmap 2013
TSO 2007International Conference on Challenges Faced by Technical and Scientific Support Organizations (TSOs) in Enhancing Nuclear Safety, 2007, France
International Conference on Challenges Faced by Technical and Scientific Support Organizations (TSOs) in Enhancing Nuclear Safety and Security, 2010, Tokyo, JAPANInternational Conference on Challenges Faced by Technical and Scientific Support Organizations (TSOs) in Enhancing Nuclear Safety and Security, 2010, Tokyo, JAPAN

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14th Steering Committee of the TSO Forum, 11-12 April 2019, IAEA, Vienna

​IAEA, Vienna

Activity Date: 11 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

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ETSON
ETSON, the European Technical Safety Organisation Network, is the European association of nuclear assessment bodies (TSOs) that realize the technical evaluation of safety files in support of their national authorities.
https://gnssn.iaea.org/main/tsof/PublishingImages/eurosafe.jpgEurosafe
EUROSAFE is a global and European initiative aimed at promoting the convergence of technical nuclear safety practices in Europe.
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