Running the European Network of Biological and retrospective Physical dosimetry
RENEB is a network founded within the 7th EU framework EURATOM Fission Programme. Beginning 2016 a total of 26 organisations from 16 European countries have signed a MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING for mutual assistance in individual dose estimation in large scale radiological and nuclear emergencies.
- RENEB ensures high and consistent quality of biodosimetry services for European countries.
- RENEB ensures high capacity of biodosimetry services for European countries.
- RENEB reduces the total overall costs in Europe by sharing of specialized resources and cooperation.
- RENEB can directly or by means of international organisations provide effective assistance outside Europe.
RENEB will ensure availability, quality, and efficiency in assessment of individual radiation doses after an exposure. Through this effective network Europe will be well prepared for the management of affected people in case of a large scale radiological emergency.
Although severe nuclear or radiological accidents or overexposures are rare, they may occur anytime and anywhere. There is also an increasing risk for acts of terrorism with radioactive materials. Such events may affect a large number of people and if not handled correctly will have a severe impact of the society. In order to be able to respond to such events properly, individual dose assessment is necessary. In this regard, biodosimetry is a most suitable method for reliable dose estimation. Therefore, it is important that biodosimetric capabilities and capacities are effectively maintained and offered to European states.
Recent News and Activities
International Conference on the Development of Preparedness for National and International Emergency Response
During the International Conference on the Development of Preparedness for National and International Emergency Response (EPR2021) of the IAEA in Vienna from 11th to 15th of October first Results of the RENEB ILC were presented. The presentation aimed to increase the...
The ILC was quite successful with 46 labs and about 100 scientists participating. RENEB is grateful for the blood donation of Leonard Kaatsch from the Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology. With a small present of RENEB with some essential nutrients his gift is honored.
We are very saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of Wolfgang Weiss on 4th June 2021. Until his retirement in 2012, Wolfgang Weiss was the Head of the “Radiation Protection and Health” department at the Federal Office for Radiation Protection in Germany. Here,...
RENEB (Running the European Network for Biological and retrospective Physical Dosimetry) is currently organization a large scale inter-laboratory comparison. It comprises 8 different assays applicable for dose estimation. These assays are either based on...
Mission Statement and Strategic Alignment
Keeping the mission statement up to date and ensuring our strategic alignment to it.
Panel of reliable and approved techniques for individual dose estimation.
Quality Assurance and Management
Exercises and procedures for techniques, partners and candidates.
Safeguarding of communication and transport of samples within the network and outside in case of an emergency and for exercises and training. Coordinated
Cooperations, Collaboration and Dissemination
Cooperation on national, European and international level is initiated, strengthened and extended.