An international network of research and academic institutions is collaborating in the area of nuclear reactor experiments and open-source software. The work focuses on three major areas: modelling and simulations, open data, and education and training.
The collaboration is intended to be useful to institutions and individual users in nuclear 'newcomer' and developing countries as it offers access to knowledge and tools that otherwise may not be easily available.
Catalogues of available codes, data and related training material will be continuously updated to provide an overview of available resources to interested users and developers. These catalogues will help to identify gaps and, in turn, establish development priorities, avoid duplications and stimulate synergies and collaborations.
The scope of the ONCORE initiative is limited to support education and training as well as research and development activities. Currently, verification and validation as well as use of codes for safety and licensing applications is out of scope of ONCORE initiative.
Benefits of ONCORE
ONCORE promotes sharing of resources, materials and tools for research and education. ONCORE members actively contribute to the development of new software, receive community support for the use of available software and participate in the organization of training events and outreach activities.