Research and analysis

Radionuclides biokinetics database: EULEP

This report (HPA-RPD-004) describes the establishment of EULEP, a database to improve the assessment of radionuclide intake and doses.

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The overall aim of the European Union Fifth Framework Programme Concerted Action RBDATA-EULEP was to provide information to improve the assessments of intakes of radionuclides and of the resulting doses. This involved a review of the behaviour of radionuclides following intake, and the transfer of expertise on methodology by organising small training workshops.

The main activity was the development of an electronic database, effectively an annotated bibliography, with the electronic format facilitating extension, updating, and information retrieval. It consists of linked tables of references and experiments, with details and comments on the materials, procedures and results. By the end of the project in December 2004 it contained information on over 900 inhalation, 500 ingestion and 400 injection experiments from nearly 700 references.