The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was created as an independent agency by Congress in 1974 to enable the nation to safely use radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while ensuring that people and the environment are protected.
The NRC regulates the nation's civilian
use of byproduct, source, and special nuclear materials to ensure adequate protection of public health and safety, to promote the common defense and security, and to protect the environment.
The NRCs Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) furthers the agencys regulatory mission by providing technical advice, technical tools and information for identifying and resolving safety issues, making regulatory decisions, and promulgating regulations and guidance.
RES is comprised of three technical divisions and one administrative division, each with their own responsibilities and program goals.
Functional descriptions of each division can be found at http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/organization/resfuncdesc.html.
RES will consider applications that support conferences/scientific meetings that are relevant to the mission of the NRC.
The NRC recognizes the value to members of the research community and all other interested parties in supporting such forums.
A conference/scientific meeting is defined as an open gathering, symposium, seminar, workshop or any other organized, formal meeting where persons assemble to coordinate, exchange, and disseminate information and/or explore or clarify a defined subject, problem, or area of knowledge.