AERB SUPPORTED RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND PROGRAMMES
The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) was set up in November 1983 to carry out certain regulatory and safety functions in the fields of radiation safety on a countrywide basis and industrial safety in all units of the Department of Atomic Energy under its purview. One of the functions of AERB is to promote and fund research on reactor safety, radiation safety, front end and back end fuel cycle safety related problems and industrial safety as part of its programme. AERB has also set-up a Safety Research Institute (SRI) in February 1999 at Kalpakkam to carry out and promote safety related research and analysis in selected areas of relevance to regulatory decision making.
AERB AND ITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
AERB has constituted a Committee for Safety Research Programmes (CSRP) to frame rules, regulations and guidelines and to recommend, evaluate and monitor the research projects of various organisations. The Committee also recommends financial assistance to universities, research organisations and professional associations for holding conferences/symposia/seminars/workshops of interest to AERB after scrutinising the applications received from such organisations.