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									        GNSSN Workshop on National Nuclear Regulatory Portals
       Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU)
                                    Robert-Schuman-Platz 3
                                      53175 Bonn, Germany
                                            Room 1.130

                                        04–06 July 2011

                              Summary and Conclusions
The workshop was held at BMU premises in Bonn. It was organized by the IAEA and hosted by BMU
which is gratefully acknowledged.
      18 representatives from 17 countries followed the invitation to the workshop in Bonn.
       Colleagues from BMU and GRS were involved in the organization of the meeting and joined
       the meeting as well.
The meeting was subdivided in four main sessions. A short summary follows.
Session 1: Opening Session
      An overview of the Global Safety and Security Network (GNSSN) was given. Structure, status
       and current activities were presented. Some focus was given to the regulatory part of GNSSN,
       which is the International Regulatory Network - RegNet. Activities of the workshop will
       contribute to this part of GNSSN. As a major activity in 2011 the formation of the Steering
       Committee is expected.

Session 2: National Information Resources and Networks
     The first four presentations of this session were given by BMU, GRS, Ukraine and Belarus
      and described in detail the experience with web-based information and cooperation platforms.
      Knowledge management, knowledge transfer, a document management system,
      simplification and unification of workflows have successfully been implemented in the
      intranet of BMU.
      At GRS web based platforms based on MS SharePoint is actively used in the intranet (GRS-
      Portal) and extranet (InfoServer). The last implementation is subdivided in four portal areas
      from which the Portal for Nuclear Safety (PNS) and GRS Cooperation Portal (GCP) are
      presented in detail. The PNS is the cooperation area for BMU and GRS together with other
      national and international partners. The GCP is devoted to bilateral and multilateral
      cooperation. On the international level it includes teamsites, is used for the whole project
      management cycle and archives of completed projects.
      The presentations from Belarus and Ukraine gave details on the nuclear energy related
      national authorities and institutions including the regulatory structure in the two countries. It
      was demonstrated how information resources are used to efficiently fulfil the tasks of the
      regulator and the technical and scientific support organizations.
      All presentations demonstrated how successful the introduction of SharePoint to the different
      applications has been.
     Eight presentations from Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Indonesia, Romania, Spain, Switzerland
      and Vietnam outlined the regulatory structure in the countries. Similarities (regulatory
      pyramid) and differences in the national regulatory authorities became visible. The National
      Nuclear Regulatory Portals (NNRP) of the countries will reflect this.

Session 3: National Nuclear Regulatory Portals (NNRP) in GNSSN

     Three presentations in this session highlighted the NNRP concept in GNSSN (GRS
      presentation) and the experience with available NNRP-pilots in Ukraine and Belarus. In detail
      the function, role, content of the portals and the access to all elements of the regulatory
      structure was shown. It was appreciated how well developed the portals already are.

Session 4: NNRP - Practical Exercises
     All workshop participants got full access rights on their country portals, therefore practical
        steps how to enter content in SharePoint could be trained.
     Two introductory presentations were provided by GRS. The presentations showed in detail
        how to work with SharePoint and demonstrated among others how to create a team-site or a
        document library. The presentations were accompanied by handout material including step-
        by-step instructions on SharePoint.
     Focus was given to the work in a NNRP. The elements in the country templates which were
        prepared before the workshop were explained and the practical steps how to enter text,
        graphics or pictures were trained.

Future Activities:
       Country representatives will continue to add content to their National Nuclear Regulatory
        Portals. This will strongly contribute to further information exchange and cooperation
        between the partners of GNSSN.
            o Help can be provided by the IAEA at any time by contacting GNSSN.Contact-
        (also accessible through and providing a short
                 description of the problem.
            o GRS offers to implement the Regulatory Pyramid by sending the requirements or a
                 draft to
            o There is a possibility to assist interested partners in their effort to set up the NNRP by
                 visiting them in their institution/organization and to perform some of the work
            o Regular workshops organized by e.g. the Asian Nuclear Safety Network (ANSN) for
                 Asian countries or by other regional networks should be used to further develop and
                 update NNRP pages and to provide training in using SharePoint. Support is offered
                 by the more advanced developers from GRS and partners.

    The NNRP workshop was successfully held in Bonn. All participating countries
      acknowledge the efforts by the host BMU to conduct this meeting.
    A strong interest exists to exchange detailed information on national regulatory
      structures within the frame of the GNSSN hosted by the IAEA.
    Technically, no limitations exist to submit comprehensive regulatory content based on
      the given national structures. GNSSN is also ideal as an active collaborative space
      including discussion of issues, to plan meetings and to host all relevant material.
    The Steering Committee of GNSSN once established may decide whether future
      meetings concerning NNRP should be held separately or be merged into
      Consultancies or Technical Meetings of GNSSN.


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