- Interview with Ruth Hahn-Weinert, Head, IAEA Library and Acting Head of INIS and NKM
- Interview with Taghrid Atieh, Group Leader of INIS Capacity Building and Liaison Group
- International Nuclear Information System (INIS)
- Frequently Asked Questions on INIS
- International Nuclear Information System (INIS)
- INIS Milestones [pdf]
- INIS: The First 40 Years [pdf]
- INIS Database
- International Nuclear Information System (INIS) and Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM) Section
- Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM)
Nuclear experts from around the world explain how INIS helps them obtain trusted and reliable information on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy:
"INIS is the main support for implementation of KM culture, and digital supports are more suitable for a best diffusion."
-- Derdour Mohamed, Commissariat a l´ Energie Atomique (COMENA), Algeria.
"We use INIS if we need to make advances in Technology."
-- Dmitry J. Lobach, Principal State Nuclear and Radiation Safety Inspector, Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus.
"INIS provides a great opportunity for learning. I am looking forward to using it."
-- Garekwe Mojophoko, Ministry of Mineral, Energy and Water Affairs, Botswana.
"As a frequent user of INIS services, I would like to highlight the importance of having such a tool for all of us who are dealing with such a broad universe of knowledge contained in the nuclear field. I very much encourage all my colleagues to take the necessary steps to introduce themselves to INIS and I am sure they will find an excellent tool for getting and interchanging information in our field."
-- Antonio Abel Oliveira, Secretary, Brazilian Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (ABACC), Brazil.
"INIS is distinguished by its valuable approach to help and assist scientists and researchers in obtaining relevant scientific and technical information on research and development in their area of activities. Therefore, INIS has a valuable role in the transfer of know-how in nuclear science and technology to all IAEA Member States."
-- Elsayed Elkattan, Chairman, Nuclear Materials Authority, Egypt.
"We, the scientific professionals are really indebted to INIS as it has made literature survey and getting information really easy."
-- S. K. Maureozra, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, India.
"I think you are doing a very good work disseminating nuclear information in the world. Thank you for that."
-- Miguel Medina Vaillard, Asesor Dirección General, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico.
"This is a most ingenious way of getting everyone involved to create a safe future for us and generations to come. We are committed to this at our institution in Kenyatta National Hospital"
-- J.N. Micheni, Director, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.
"Poland very much appreciates INIS for encouraging cooperation for help in developing and sharing Polish nuclear science and technology in the entire world. I hope our cooperation will be still close when Poland will start her new nuclear era – the building of new NPP."
-- Stanislaw Latek, Director, Department of Education and Public Information, National Atomic Energy Agency, Poland.
"Appreciate the information provided as an eye-opener to the functions and applications in nuclear issues. Would appreciate continuing to receive up-to-date information."
-- Rhoda J. Ngarande, Counsellor, Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zimbabwe.
"My experience with INIS has been fantastic. I wanted to know who, around the world, was working on secondary school education programs dealing with nuclear science and technology. I was able to look at conference proceedings with precisely the information I was hoping to find, but would otherwise not be able to get a hold of. I have found INIS to be extremely useful in certain portions of my program research."
-- Kristen Smith, Program Manager, WNU Coordinating Centre.
"INIS represents an ideal way for the introduction and the development of nuclear techniques and technologies in developing countries." [Translation from French]
-- Toudjani Soumana, INIS Liaison Officer Niger.
"Many might think it quite remarkable that the basic system designed 40 years ago is still in operation. INIS has survived, and I am encouraged to believe that it is headed for a second burst of recognition and achievement. INIS already holds a great store of relevant information. It has the means to make it available at the speed of the Internet. The IAEA must invite its Members to share their experiences and their technologies quickly and effectively. INIS is only one of several mechanisms for achieving this result, but he spirit of international cooperation that made INIS possible in the face of ´Cold war´ suspicions is exactly what we need."
-- John E. Woolston, Director, Division of Scientific and Technical Information, 1967-1970.
"In a changing world, INIS would have to evolve and meet new demands while keeping abreast with new technologies. It is comforting to see that this process never stopped, and that INIS is still one of the leading Information Systems today. It is my belief that its importance will increase in a world where global exchange of information is essential for both local and international development."
-- Ivano Marchesi, Director, Division of Scientific and Technical Information, 1983-1990.
"Aiming for a world leadership role in the information technology field was a brave act for an agency that was barely 10 years old and whose experience in procuring, creating and disseminating information products and services to a world wide customer base was meagre. To enter a sophisticated information technology field that was coupled to computers, barely tested for this purpose, was daring."
-- William M. Vaden, Deputy Manager, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Department of Energy (1965-1985).
"Creation of INIS falls into the period of time when the so called East Bloc countries had been in a strong political isolation and had very limited access to information including nuclear from the developed Western countries. Literature referred from the INIS Database helped hundreds of students to successfully finish their university studies. The INIS Database had been at that time the key information source for our scientists and researchers in the core fields covered by the INIS subject scope. INIS had served various organizations as an example of an efficient and successful cooperation in creating and distributing information at the national level. The INIS in its original form is slowly passing away. Long live the new one!"
-- Zsolt Stanik, INIS liaison Officer for Czechoslovak/Czech Republic in 1984-1994.
"Qualified information is important for research and development in nuclear medicine, nuclear chemistry and physics, in nuclear engineering and safety as well as in the huge number of isotope applications. Therefore the International Nuclear Information System was created within the IAEA and constantly expanded to assist worldwide all the R&D activities and the technological applications to prevent future danger and accidents and to avoid duplication wherever necessary and possible."
-- Georg F. Schultheiss, INIS Liaison Officer for Germany, 1992-2003, Former Scientific-Technical Director and CEO of FIZ, Karlsruhe.