- What are electromagnetic fields?
- Static and low-frequency fields
- What are static and low-frequency fields?
- Reports & Evaluations
- Radiation protection relating to the expansion of the national grid
- Basics transfer of electrical power
- High-frequency fields
- What are high-frequency fields?
- Applications high-frequency fields
- Radiation protection in mobile communication
- What is mobile communication?
- Reports and evaluations
- What is optical radiation?
- UV radiation
- What is UV radiation?
- Sun but safe!
- Effects of UV radiation
- Protection against UV radiation
- UV index
- Infrared radiation
- What is ionising radiation?
- Radioactivity in the environment
- Where does radioactivity occur in the environment?
- What is the level of natural radiation exposure in Germany?
- Air, soil and water
- Building materials
- Industrial residues (NORM)
- BfS laboratories
- Applications in medicine
- Applications in daily life and in technology
- Radioactive radiation sources in Germany
- Register high-level radioactive radiation sources
- Type approval procedure pursuant to RöV and StrlSchV
- Cabin luggage security checks
- Radioactive materials in watches
- Ionisation smoke detectors (ISM)
- What are the effects of radiation?
- Acute radiation damage
- Effects of selected radioactive materials
- Consequences of a radiation accident
- Cancer and leukaemia
- Genetic radiation effects
- Individual radiosensitivity
- Epidemiology of radiation-induced diseases
- Ionising radiation: positive effects?
- Risk estimation and assessment
- Radiation protection
- Basic informations
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- Wismut uranium miners cohort study
- European radiobiology archives (ERA)
- German Mobile Communication Research Programme (DMF)
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European radiobiology archives (ERA)
The European Radiobiological Archives are a BfS service function for radiobiological research. Information and data from past animal experiments are made available to the scientific community.
A large number of long-term studies on experimental animals exposed to ionising radiation have been performed world-wide in the past. Large-scale experiments involving tens of thousands of animals are unlikely ever to be conducted again for financial and ethical reasons. The possibility of returning to mine the existing data in new ways adds enormous added value to the original funding of these studies. The retrospective analysis of earlier animal studies is an important resource for modelling and evaluating new risk parameters. With great foresight the European Union (EU) and European Late Effects Project (EULEP) have created a database collecting and collating data from almost all of the available animal radiation biology studies carried out in Europe. This database is called the European Radiobiology Archives (ERA). Comparable archiving activities were initiated in the USA (establishing the National Radiobiology Archives (NRA)) and in Japan (establishing the Japanese Radiobiology Archives (JRA)). The three archives include data from almost all radiobiological animal experiments carried out between 1960 and 1998 in Europe, USA and Japan. This information is jointly available in the ERA database. ERA alone includes 151 studies from 21 labs.
The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) and the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) have jointly conducted a project funded by the European Community, named ERA-PRO. The project was aimed to update and promote the European Radiobiological Archives and to transfer the existing database into a version which will be accessible on the internet. A user-friendly interface was installed which allows the interested scientist to search and retrieve relevant information either on study description, on groups included in single studies, or even on individual animals. This information allows further analyses of data from radiobiological experiments with animals, mostly mice.
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- Access to the European Radiological Archives (ERA)
You will need a user ID. If you do not have one, please, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
State of 2016.01.13