NEA Mandates and Structures


MANAGEMENT BOARD FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, APPLICATION AND VALIDATION OF NUCLEAR DATA AND CODES (MBDAV)

Chair(s): Alain ZAETTA, France
Secretary:  Kenya SUYAMA
(kenya.suyama@oecd-nea.org)
Vice-Chair(s): Gert VAN DEN EYNDE, Belgium
Osamu IWAMOTO, Japan
Member(s): Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep. of), Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
Full participant(s): European Commission
Under the NEA Statute
Observer(s)(International Organisation): International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
By agreement
Date of creation:01 January 1978
End of mandate:31 December 2022

Mandate (Document reference):

Mandate (Document extract):

Extract from document NEA/NE(2016)5

Mandate:

The Data Bank acts as an international centre of reference for its participating countries with respect to basic nuclear tools, such as computer codes and nuclear data, used for the analysis and prediction of phenomena in the nuclear field, and which provides a direct service to its users by providing the means to develop, improve and validate these tools and by making them available as requested.

The Data Bank will continue to adapt its programme of work in response to changing technical developments, in particular to the needs arising from the broadening application of large-scale modelling and computation capabilities.

By gathering representatives from Data Bank participating countries, the Management Board for the Development, Application and Validation of Nuclear Data and Codes (MBDAV) shall steer the activities of the Data Bank by establishing the work programme and by endorsing related budgets. The MBDAV reports to the Steering Committee for Nuclear Energy.

Data Bank activities will cover:

In the fulfilment of its mandate, the Management Board will interact with the NEA standing technical committees on matters of common interest and with other bodies within the Organisation, as well as with other international organisations (International Atomic Energy Agency, etc.) as appropriate.