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EURAD Training course on Uncertainty Management

February 14 - February 16

Training aims

The main aim of the training is to address the training need “7.3.1 Treatment of uncertainty” identified in EURAD deliverable D13.1 as one the five most urgent and highest priority topics. The training will also address other urgent and high priority topics such as “7.1 Safety strategy”, “3.1 Confirm wasteform compositions, properties and behaviour under storage and disposal conditions, including impact on the disposal environment (wasteform)” or “‘3.1.1 Spent Nuclear Fuel”.


Remarks: Registration to some parts of the course (instead of the whole course) is possible. To do so, please register via the button on top and send an email to euradwp13@sckcen.be to indicate which parts you will attend.

Click here to download the preliminiary programme.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this training course, participants should be able to:

Understand and classify the different types of uncertainties that may need to be managed in a RW disposal programme
Explain the links between uncertainty management, the safety case and the decision-making process
Use the global UMAN scheme of uncertainty management strategies
Explain the main strategies and approaches available to manage uncertainties
List the approaches available to perform uncertainty and sensitivity analyses and discuss their pros and cons
Grasp the views of Civil Society representatives involved in EURAD on uncertainty management
Understand potentially significant uncertainties related to the waste inventory (with a special focus on problematic wastes, organic-bearing wastes and the radiological characteristics of spent nuclear fuel) and discuss their significance
Understand potentially significant uncertainties related to human aspects and discuss their significance
Describe and discuss the options available to manage specific examples of uncertainties related to the waste inventory and human-related aspects

Objective of the knowledge test: To verify if the audience has broadly understood the lessons and to receive feedback about the lessons. This is not a “qualification test”.

Important notice:

As the number of seats is limited, the organisers ask you to only register if you certainly will attend this training course.
If you register for this training course, you agree with any pictures that are taken and published during this training course. If you do not agree, please mention this explicitely to the organisers at the start of the training course.


Practical details

February 14
February 16
Classroom-based training (face-to-face)

Organisation and target audience

Contact person:
Daniela Diaconu
Target audience:
MSc degree required; Multidisciplinary (professional) experts and specialized experts; non-EURAD partners; Experts involved in the development of the safety case; safety case reviewers
Link to EURAD Roadmap theme:
3.1: Wasteforms, 7.3: Safety Assessment and Tools
Uncertainty management; radioactive waste management; waste forms

Other details

Educational level:
EQF Level 7: equivalent to Master degree, post-graduate
3 days
Registration deadline:


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Rue Walcourt 148
Brussels, 1070 Belgium
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