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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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​Two consultancy meetings took place in Vienna in the week of July 17-21, 2017. Representatives of Regulatory Bodies and TSOs from Finland, France, Pakistan, Russian Federation, South Africa and the United States of America drafted a TSO self-assessment and developed a case study to help Member States when developing their technical and scientific capability.

TSOF GNSSN Plenary - 2016

Presentation of TSO Forum September 28, 2016 in Vienna during the Plenary meeting of GNSSN
Benoit de Boeck presented the main achievements and activities of the TSO Forum during the Plenary meeting of Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSN).

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10th TSOF Steering Committee:
The 10th meeting of the Steering Committee (SC) of the Technical and Scientific Organizations' Forum (TSOF) was held in the IAEA from 27 to 28 October 2016 and gathered 14 participants from 10 Member States and from the European Commission. In addition, 10 experts from the Agency attended and provided presentations to the Steering Committee Members.

TSO CS, July 2016

Consultancy meeting, July 4-6, 2016, Vienna
Following one of the main conclusions of the last TSO conference in Beijing 2014, the TSO Forum members are currently evaluating the need of developing an action to support the development of technical and scientific capabilities in embarking countries, especially for TSOs supporting Regulatory Bodies and in synergy with existing support initiatives.

Consultancy meeting, August 22-26, 2016, Vienna
The IAEA Technical Document (TECDOC) provisionally entitled Technical and Scientific Support Organizations (TSOs) and Their Services Provided in Support of Regulatory Functions was finalised during the Consultancy meeting which took place on August 22-26, 2016 in Vienna. This TECDOC, which focuses on TSOs and on the nature of the support they provide to the regulatory body, will be a major progress in the definition of the role and activities of organizations or organizational units providing expertise and services to the regulatory body on nuclear and radiation safety and all related scientific and technical issues.

​9th TSOF Steering Committee, March 29-31, 2016, Vienna
The ninth meeting of the Steering Committee of the Technical and Scientific Support Organization Forum (TSO Forum) was held at the IAEA’s Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, from 30 to 31 March 2016 with 18 participants from 12 Member States as well as from the European Commission.

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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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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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