The NEA Data Bank distributes nuclear computer codes and processed nuclear data libraries to eligible IAEA member countries upon request. Requesters in this category are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the guidelines below before placing a request. In the event your establishment does not fit within the listed categories, please contact us for further advice.
Since 1 December 2022, our services to IAEA member states that are not members of the OECD have been suspended.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
These guidelines clarify the procedure for organisations, institutes or establishments (hereafter 'entities') in the IAEA member states requesting NEA Data Bank codes. As the NEA Data Bank works exclusively with Liaison Officers of the 'entities' in the respective IAEA member states, the guidelines also explain the role of the NEA Data Bank Liaison Officer (NEA-DB LO) and the procedure for appointing an NEA-DB LO. The role of the NEA-DB LO should not be confused with the role the IAEA International Nuclear Information System Liaison Officer (INIS LO).
NEA Data Bank Liaison Officers, their entities and end users should be aware of the following:
The procedure for proposing an individual as a designated NEA-DB LO of a specific IAEA member state entity is as follows:
For any further questions relating to code requests or NEA-DB LO nominations and designations, IAEA Member States are advised to contact to INIS.Feedback@iaea.org.
Please note that these FAQs apply only to non NEA/DB or non OECD countries. The majority of IAEA Member States fall into this category.
You may request a code for yourself or another individual affiliated with your entity by searching through the NEA Data Bank catalogue and subsequently placing a request at the Code Request Portal.
Your country has to be a member of the IAEA, you have to be a permanent staff member at your entity, be familiar with computer science, coding practices and have some knowledge of nuclear science. You cannot be nominated if you are a student, a visiting staff member, etc.
Yes, if you satisfy the aforementioned requirements. Your entity should formally nominate you by contacting your country's National Atomic or Nuclear Energy Commission and asking for your designation as your entity's NEA-DB LO.
No. Only your country's National Atomic or Nuclear Energy Commission can approve the nomination of an entity's NEA-DB LO. Once approved at the country level, nominations must be submitted, through official channels, to the IAEA's INIS Secretariat at INIS.Feedback@iaea.org who will further transmit them to the NEA Data Bank.
The list of nominated entities in non-NEA DB countries can be accessed here. If your entity is listed, please contact email@example.com to obtain details of your NEA-DB LO. If your entity is not listed, please go through the entity and NEA-DB LO nomination process, described earlier on this web page.
The time to receive your package can vary significantly from weeks to months depending on the type of code package requested, the restrictions that apply to it, and the time it takes to receive all necessary approvals, among other factors.
You should ask the NEA-DB LO of the entity with which you are affiliated to request a code package on your behalf at the Code Request Portal
Please contact RSICC (https://rsicc.ornl.gov) directly for MCNP, SCALE and code packages in the NEA Data Bank catalogue starting with CCC, DLC, or PSR. The NEA Data Bank cannot distribute codes of US origin to you.
The NEA Data Bank does not charge a fee for its services to IAEA member states that are neither NEA nor OECD members.
All packages distributed by the NEA Data Bank have terms and conditions of use. Please ensure you read them carefully as you are required to comply with the intended use provided in your request. Your package is for your use only. You are not permitted to share it with anyone and cannot keep a copy of it when changing entity, i.e. you must destroy your copy when leaving your entity.
Please use your institutional email to address any further questions to the NEA Data Bank's Computer Program Service (CPS) at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the IAEA's INIS Secretariat at INIS.Feedback@iaea.org. The CPS team and the IAEA's INIS Secretariat will only respond to emails sent from an official institutional email address. Queries from private emails will go unanswered.
Canada and the United States are not participating members of the NEA Data Bank and therefore cannot receive computer codes from it. All American and Canadian requesters should direct requests to one of these two centres depending on the program requested:
For codes with PSR-, CCC-, DLC-, USCD-, and IAEA- prefixes contact:
Radiation Safety Information Computational Center
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Post Office Box 2008
1 Bethel Valley Road
OAK RIDGE, TN 37831-6171
For codes with ESTS-, NESC-, USCD-, IAEA-, and NEA- prefixes contact:
U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information
P.O. Box 62
Oak Ridge, TN 37831