The International Atomic Energy Agency in 1976, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, established an IAEA/WHO SSDL Network, and by fulfilling the obligations set for network members, a secondary standards dosimetry lab is receiving a range of benefits and access to a database that will make a significant contribution to its development.
The IAEA / WHO SSDL is an association of national SSDLs that have agreed to cooperate to promote the objectives of that network under international auspices. Its objectives are:
· Accuracy: to provide dosimetry services and create and distribute knowledge in radiation dosimetry in order to improve the accuracy level in dose measurements;
· Traceability: to establish and facilitate links between end users of dosimeters, the SSDL members and the SI system for radiation measurements;
· Consistency: to promote international recommendations on methods applied for calibration and performance of dosimetry in order to achieve consistency of measurements in all countries;
- Cooperation: to promote further the exchange of experience between the members and the metrology community, and to provide support to each other where necessary.