Cores - Finnish Consortium for Radiation Safety Research
Cores is a consortium established by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) and nine Finnish universities or research institutes. The purpose of Cores is to coordinate and strenghten the radiation safety research in Finland.
At present Cores has 16 members. The new members since autumn 2021 are the five University Hospital Districts of Finland: Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Hospital District of Southwest Finland, Hospital District of Northern Savo, Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa.
Aims of Cores
Cores, Finnish Consortium for Radiation Safety Research, is strengthening the cooperation between research institutions and universities.
By joining forces, STUK, the universities and other Cores members aim to secure the continuity of the radiation safety research in Finland. This ensures that Finland maintains the national competence and that the Finnish research retains its high level position within international research community.
Radiation safety covers a variety of scientific disciplines, ranging from radiation and nuclear physics to biomedicine, environmental sciences and social sciences and humanities. The national universities provide a strong foundation of basic disciples. This competence will be integrated with the societal challenges of radiation safety research.