Vienna: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is planning to make its International Nuclear Information System (INIS) available on the web free.
INIS is the world's leading database on peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. The INIS online database contains over 3 million bibliographic records and almost 200,000 full text documents classified as non-conventional literature, consisting of reports and other non copyrighted information.
Established in 1970, INIS processes most of the world's scientific and technical literature on a wide range of subjects from nuclear engineering, safeguards and non-proliferation to applications in agriculture and health.
The IAEA initially started with the pilot and then decided to allow free, open and unrestricted access to users through website. address http://inisdb2.iaea.org/.
Leader of the INIS Capacity Building and Liaison Group Taghrid Atieh says that IAEA members have recognised the importance of making the information in INIS accessible, especially as more countries continue to express interest in using nuclear power.
Now, more than ever, there is a need for reliable and trustworthy sources of information on nuclear she added.