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Title: Knowledge management for radioactive waste management organisations

Authors: P. Gowin, J. Kinker, A. Kosilov, I. Upshall, Y. Yanev

Addresses: International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors, and Fuel Cycles (INPRO), International Atomic Energy Agency, P.O. Box 100A-1400 Vienna, Austria. ' Waste Technology Section, Division of Fuel Cycle and Waste, Nuclear Energy Department of IAEA, P.O. Box 100A-1400 Vienna, Austria. ' NENP – Nuclear Power Engineering Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, P.O. Box 100A-1400 Vienna, Austria. ' Waste and Nuclear Materials Department, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Curie Avenue, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RH, UK. ' INIS & Knowledge Management Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, P.O. Box 100A-1400 Vienna, Austria

Abstract: Starting in 2006, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) developed a guidance publication on knowledge management for radioactive waste management organisations. The publication is part of the IAEA Nuclear Energy Document Series at the level of Report. The purpose of the document was to provide guidance to the full range of decision makers (in both the public and private sectors) on planning, implementing and sustaining the critical nuclear and institutional knowledge needed for the safe and efficient management of radioactive waste. The guidance covers salient aspects of managing tacit, implicit and explicit knowledge, both in documented (record) form and as skills and experiences in human beings. It addresses information management, human resources, technical competence management, primary and continuing education, stakeholder involvement, management systems and approaches and knowledge analysis and integration.

Keywords: nuclear knowledge management; long term; radioactive waste knowledge; radioactive waste management; techniques; tools; information management; human resources; technical competence management; primary education; continuing education; stakeholder involvement; knowledge analysis; knowledge integration; International Atomic Energy Agency; IAEA.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNKM.2009.026562

International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, 2009 Vol.3 No.2, pp.157 - 169

Available online: 19 Jun 2009 *

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