Developments in the technical and legal basis of nuclear oversight
Aware of its responsibilities in the surveillance of nuclear facilities, ENSI is required to stay abreast of the latest developments in science and technology. Hence, it supports and coordinates research into safety the results of which feed often directly into the ENSI Guidelines and specific decisions.
On a broader level, research projects help to ensure that ENSI and its experts have the required expertise and furthermore, its research programme provides a valuable contribution to many international projects that could not be otherwise conducted solely in Switzerland. Thus, it encourages international exchange of expertise that is central to nuclear safety.