This publication is a revision of IAEA-TECDOC-1212 which primarily focused on enhancing the utilization of existing research reactors. This updated version also provides guidance on how to develop and implement a strategic plan for a new research reactor project and will be of particular interest for organizations which are preparing a feasibility study to establish such a new facility. This publication will enable managers to determine more accurately the actual and potential capabilities of an existing reactor, or the intended purpose and type of a new facility. At the same time, management will be able to match these capabilities to stakeholders/users’ needs and establish the strategy of meeting such needs. In addition, several annexes are presented, including some examples as clarification to the main text and ready-to-use templates as assistance to the team drafting a strategic plan.
IAEA Nuclear Energy, Research Reactors and Particle Accelerators, Nuclear Reactors, Strategic Planning, Corporate Governance, Stakeholder, Good Practices, Milestone, Methodology, Analysis, Risk Evaluation, Outreach Action, Marketing, Assessment, Decision and Strategy, Action Plans, SMART, Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely, SWOT, Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, Feasibility Study, Research and Development, Key Performance Indicator, KPI, Limiting Factors