NEA Mandates and Structures


Chair(s): Gert VAN DEN EYNDE, Belgium
Secretary:  Kenya SUYAMA
Vice-Chair(s): Robert JACQMIN, France
Osamu IWAMOTO, Japan
Oleg T. GRUDZEVICH, Russia
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 (Suspended*), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye, United Kingdom
*Russian Federation suspended pursuant to a decision of the OECD Council.
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):

  • Organisation, Initial Programme and Transitional Arrangements for the NEA Data Bank [SEN/DATA(77)2]
  • Proposal for the Setting up of an NEA Data Bank [NE(77)28]
  • Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Steering Committee held on 7th December 1977 [NE/M(77)3] setting up the NEA Data Bank as from 1st January 1978
  • Terms of Reference for the Committee and an Executive Group [NEA/SEN/NSC(91)1]
  • Minutes of the 83rd Session of the Steering Committee for Nuclear Energy [NEA/NE/M(91)2]
  • Recommendation of the Task Force on the Future Programme of the NEA Data Bank, Appendix 1: Proposed Initial Mandate [NEA/NE(2015)9/REV1]
  • Summary of Decisions Taken at the 132nd Session of the Steering Committee for Nuclear Energy [NEA/SUM(2016)1]
  • Review of the Mandates of NEA Bodies Reporting Directly to the Steering Committee [NEA/NE(2016)5]
  • Summary Record of the 133rd Session of the Steering Committee for Nuclear Energy [NEA/SUM(2016)2]
  • Summary Record of the First Meeting of the Management Board for the Development, Application and Validation of Nuclear Data and Codes (MBDAV) [NEA/SEN/MBDAV(2016)6]

Mandate (Document extract):

Extract from document NEA/NE(2016)5


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:

  • developing, compiling, validating and disseminating bibliographic and numerical information, including but not limited to, nuclear, atomic and chemical thermodynamic data (such as experimental, evaluated and integral data) and computer programs for nuclear science and technology;
  • supporting and maintaining knowledge management and expertise in computing methods and associated information systems;
  • collaborating as appropriate on the above work with other relevant data and information centres.

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.