The Programme Review Group is to perform a programme quality review function within the CSNI and to provide scientific assistance to the decision-making process of CSNI. The PRG should also support the Bureau in preparing CSNI meetings and in proposing actions concerning the achievement of CSNI objectives, in the context of the Joint CNRA/CSNI Strategic Plan.
The main functions of the Programme Review Group are the following:
Assist the CSNI Bureau in establishing the CSNI Operating Plan (OP) and maintaining it up-to-date.
Review the Integrated Plan of each WG with respect to overall work-load and priorities.
Evaluate new activity proposals from the WGs: check consistency with the OP and the Integrated Plan, assess the resource and time requirements, and issue a recommendation to the CSNI.
At the request of CSNI, evaluate new OECD-NEA joint project proposals with regard to their technical content and their alignment with WG work scope.
At the request of CSNI, provide assistance to the Bureau for the work of the Committee and its working structures with respect to cross-cutting issues.
Monitor the progress of ongoing activities in the context of the Integrated Plan and recommend corrective actions as needed.
Review, and if necessary, make proposals for topics of Technical Opinion Papers and Collective Opinion Statements.
Review major CSNI reports (i.e., state-of-the-art reports and documents of similar significance) and provide guidance and advice on technical subjects to the CSNI.
Report on its activities and recommendations at each Committee meeting.