INMA Endorsement Process
The steps of activities to perform an assessment of a university's existing NTM programme against the INMA-NTM programme requirements are listed below.
Step 1. A university requests an IAEA INMA Initial Assist Visit to identify gaps between the university's existing programme(s) and the INMA requirements.
Step 2. The IAEA INMA Initial Assist Visit is implemented and a report is published.
Step 3. The university develops and prepares/establishes an NTM programme.
Step 4. The university requests a Peer Review Assessment.
Step 5. The university performs the self-assessment of its NTM programme comparing it with the INMA-NTM competencies and requirements and compiles the Information Package.
Step 6. The university submits a complete Information Package to the IAEA.
Step 7. The Peer Review Assessment mission is implemented and report drafted.
Step 8. The university provides feedback on the preliminary list of main findings and recommendations made in the Peer Review Assessment Report.
Step 9. The Peer Review Assessment Report is completed, incorporating findings and recommendations made by the peer review team and possible feedback from the university.
Step 10. The IAEA submits the final Peer Review Assessment Report to the university.
Step 11. The university responds to the final Peer Review Assessment Report, with an Action Plan to address any major revisions or additions required of their programme.
Step 12. A final decision is made as to whether the university's NTM programme can be endorsed as an INMA programme and the university formally welcomed as a Member of INMA.
Endorsement Process – Everything, the Initial Assist Visit, the Peer Review Mission and Peer Review Report leading to possible endorsement.
Initial Assist Visit – The initial visit made by a Team of Experts to the university to establish whether a university has the capability to develop and deliver and NTM programme, and to provide help, guidance and suggestions for the university.
Initial Assist Visit Report - The report on the Initial Assist Visit compiled by the Team of Experts
Information Package -The package of self-assessment documents provided by the university, Programme Description Form, Course Description Form, Self-Assessment spreadsheets and K-D-I spreadsheet.
Peer Review Assessment Mission – The mission by the Team of Experts to assess the NTM programme developed by the university.
Peer Review Assessment Report – The report on the Peer Review Assessment Mission compiled by the Team of Experts. It includes the recommendation on whether or not to endorse the university's NTM programme.