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Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review for Research Reactors (INIR-RR) Mission

The INIR-RR review mission is designed to assist a Member State in determining the status of its national nuclear infrastructure and to identify further development needs to support a new research reactor project.

The introduction of the first research reactor in a country requires the establishment of an adequate national infrastructure, which covers a wide range of technical areas, to ensure that national and international commitments and obligations are met during the construction, operation and decommissioning phases.

The IAEA has developed INIR-RR to respond to Member States’ requests to assess the status of and identify improvements of their national nuclear infrastructure. An INIR-RR mission is a holistic, IAEA-coordinated peer review, conducted by a team of international experts who have direct experience in specialized research reactor infrastructure areas.

The Agency also offers a  publication on Specific Considerations and Milestones for a Research Reactor Project, known as the Research Reactor Milestone publication. It provides guidance on the timely preparation of a research reactor project through a sequential development process set out in phases.

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