U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Scientific and Technical Information

DOE, IAEA Partner for Greater Access to Nuclear Energy R&D

The findings from years of nuclear energy research supported by the Department of Energy (DOE) and predecessor agencies are being made searchable on the World Wide Web, due to a collaborative project between DOE and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). These documents have been provided by member states over the years, including more than 180,000 documents from the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). OSTI receives frequent requests for legacy nuclear energy-related documents, according to OSTI Director Walt Warnick. "There is a misperception that all science documents are readily accessible via the web. They are not. Much science remains hard to find and retrieve as it is recorded only in paper format. Thanks to the partnership between DOE and IAEA, this situation is changing, and the research for peaceful uses of nuclear energy is becoming more accessible online. This tremendous body of knowledge is thus enjoying a renaissance of use and interest, and science progress will accelerate."