ONR published a new research strategy in August 2015 which states it will use research to support its independent regulatory decision making. The main objective of the strategy is to ensure that ONR's inspectors will form their regulatory judgements confidently and effectively using sound, up to date scientific and technical information.
The Professional Leads for each of our specialisms have reviewed their specialist areas and developed a range of research proposals. These are listed in the Regulatory Research Register.
Next year, ONR will publish an annual research update to confirm and summarise the work completed.
For further information about ONR's research contact ONR Enquiries.
Review of developments in graphene and its potential safety benefits and issues within the nuclear industry.
- ONR-RRR-013 (Contract ONR-303)
Study of the local heat transfer coefficient on peripheral PWR assembly fuel in the event of Touching Spacer Grids.
- ONR-RRR-014 (Contract ONR-304)
Review of the established good practices in development of Clad Ballooning & Embrittlement models for higher burnup PWR fuel.
Previous nuclear research resources