Research Activities 2009 (NUREG-1925, Revision 0)
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Manuscript Completed: August 2009
Date Published: September 2009
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001
The Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) develops technical tools, analytical models, and experimental data with which the agency assesses safety and regulatory issues for operating reactors as well as for new and advanced reactor designs. RES staff develops these tools, models, and data through contracts with commercial entities, national laboratories, and universities, or in collaboration with international organizations.
RES conducts research across a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from fuel behavior under accident conditions to seismology to health physics. This research at times also provides the technical bases for regulatory decisions and confirms licensee analyses. RES works closely with the NRC’s licensing offices in the review and analysis of high-risk events and provides its expertise to support licensing. RES also develops regulatory guides and is responsible for resolving generic safety issues.
This NUREG provides a collection of information sheets, organized by topical areas and specific projects, that summarize programs currently in progress. If you need additional information, each sheet provides the staff contact and RES Division that can be contacted.