Overview of the OECD NEA Data Bank Activities
- The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Data Bank operates as an international centre of reference for its member countries with respect to basic tools, such as computer codes and data, for use in different nuclear applications. The NEA Data Bank, as part of an international network of data centres, maintains large databases containing experimental (EXFOR), bibliographic (CINDA), and evaluated (EVA) nuclear data, and makes them available online via its website or via the JANIS display program. As part of its responsibilities, the Data Bank is also in charge of the compilation, verification, and distribution of the Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion (JEFF) library. In addition, the Data Bank provides a service to its users by collecting, validating and making available upon request computer codes and associated application data libraries in many different areas relevant to the nuclear field. As part of its knowledge preservation activities, large collections of integral benchmark experiments for data and code validation are also available in areas such as criticality safety (ICSBEP), reactor physics (IRPhE), fuel performance (IFPE), and radiation shielding (SINBAD). Finally, the Data Bank coordinates the development and distribution of a database of recommended chemical thermodynamic data (TDB) for radioactive waste management applications. The Data Bank provides also support to other NEA divisions, a major part of this support is allocated to the NEA Science programme.
- Keywords: Nuclear Data, Computer Programs, Benchmark Experiments, Thermodynamic Data, NEA, Data Bank