Key scientific challenges arising from ongoing radiobiological research have been identified recently. From this scientific base, the possible implications for radiological protection science are expected to be further elaborated. Through discussions among members of various NEA committees, it is clear that there is a need for radiological protection policy makers, regulators and practitioners to better understand possible developments coming from radiological protection science. At the same time, there is also a need for radiological protection scientists to better understand the broad processes of radiological protection decision making and to better interact with these processes in terms of furnishing input coming from their research. Participants in this workshop will attempt to identify elements of a framework that are better suited for the integration of new scientific and technological developments and socio-political considerations into radiological protection.
This workshop initiated a process of reflection and dialogue among researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders that will, in the longer term:
To achieve the above objectives, selected examples of emerging radiological protection issues were addressed during the workshop.
Following the workshop, a summary paper highlighting the key points will be prepared.
Last updated: 24 January 2008