Free the Annals

In October of 2017, ICRP Chair Claire Cousins announced our intention to Free the Annals to celebrate ICRP’s 90th Anniversary. To do so, we are looking to raise €500,000 by the end of 2018.

ICRP is an international, independent registered charity, relying on voluntary contributions to support our work. Our ~250 expert members from more than 30 countries and all disciplines relevant to radiological protection volunteer their time to ICRP. Together we develop the System of Radiological Protection, which forms the basis of standards, legislation, guidance, programmes, and practice worldwide. This helps ensure that patients, workers, the public, and the environment are protected against detrimental effects of radiation exposure.

The Free the Annals Initiative is for the benefit of professionals and the interested public world-wide. ICRP is raising funds to make a one-time payment that will result in a permanent change. Reaching our goal will mean everyone, everywhere, will have free access to all but the most recent two years of the Annals of the ICRP indefinitely. What does this mean? When a publication is released for the first time, it will require a subscription or a one-time financial cost to access it for roughly two years. After that time, it will be available for free to anyone around the world!

See the Information Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions for further details.

Our sincerest thanks to all contributors who have pledged their support of this monumental initiative! We are already three-quarters of the way! Click the DONATE link to help Free the Annals today!! If you prefer to contribute by bank transfer or cheque, please contact for more information.


Supporting Organisations


The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, UAE (FANR)

The United States Department of Energy (DOE)

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)

International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA)

The Society for Radiological Protection (SRP)

Centre d’étude sur l’Evaluation de la Protection dans le domaine Nucléaire (France)

Canadian Radiation Protection Association

Société Française de Radioprotection (France)


American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

Australasian Radiation Protection Association (ARPS)

Italian Society of Medical and Interventional Radiology (SIRM)

American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP)

South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association

Italian Association Medical Physics

South African Association of Physicists in Medicine and Biology (SAAPMB)

RP Alba Ltd

The Spanish Radiation Protection Society (SEPR)

Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority


Individual Supporters

Fatima Al Kaabi
Kimberly Applegate (United States)
Nobuhiko Ban (Japan)
Wesley Bolch (United States)
Simon Bouffler (United Kingdom)
Marie-Claire Cantone (Italy)
Nicol Caplin
Kunwoo Cho (South Korea)
Christopher Clement (Canada)
Kelsey Cloutier (Canada)
Donald A. Cool (United States)
Claire Cousins (United Kingdom)
Michael Cowie
Sandor Demeter (Canada)
Eduardo Gallego Diaz (Spain)
Akira Endo (Japan)
Scott Foley
Hiroki Fujita (Japan)
Nobuyuki Hamada (Japan)
Naomi Harley (United States)
John Harrison (United Kingdom)
Dan Hibbing (United States)
Toshihiro Higuchi (Japan)
Mark Hoover (United States)
Makoto Hosono (Japan)
Derek Jokisch (United States)
Michiaki Kai (Japan)
Keon Wook Kang (South Korea)
Isao Kawaguchi (Japan)
Bob Kerr (United Kingdom)
Chan Hyeong Kim (Korea)
Leondios Kratzwald
Carl-Magnus Larsson (Australia)
Dominique Laurier (France)
Lynn Lemaire (Canada)
Chunsheng Li (Canada)
Jacques Lochard (France)
Stephen Long (Australia)
Reinhard Loose (Germany)
Sigurður Magnússon (Iceland)
Colin Martin (United Kingdom)
Nicole E Martinez (United States)
Patrick Mattera
Rock Neveau (United States)
Anne Nisbet (United Kingdom)
Nina Petoussi-Heinss (Germany)
Karen Potts
Robert Puckett (United States)
Madan Rehani (United States)
Julie Reyjal (Canada)
Werner Rühm (Germany)
Michiya Sasaki (Japan)
Tatsuhiko Sato (Japan)
Sergey Shinkarev (Russia)
William Small (United States)
Samantha Sonter (Australia)
Cristian Sepuvelda Soza
Christian Streffer (Germany)
Daniel J. Strom (United States)
Phillip Thomas
UAE Dubai Team (UAE)
Jack Valentin (Sweden)
Eliseo Vano (Spain)
Erik Wåhlin (Sweden)


We are delighted to lead the way with a meaningful contribution towards making the Annals of the ICRP available for free, and in particular we are proud that Publication 103 is now available to everybody thanks to our contribution. Easy access will be a boon to governments, scientists, professionals, and interested citizens world-wide. Let’s take on this important initiative together.

- Christer Viktorsson, Director General, The UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)

We are pleased to join other agencies and countries in ICRP’s efforts with our contribution towards making the Annals of the ICRP available for free; and, in particular, we are thrilled that Publication 103 will be available to everyone. Access will be a benefit to radiation protection professionals, scientists, and interested countries worldwide. Let us undertake this critical initiative together.

- Dr. Patricia R. Worthington, Director, Office of Health and Safety, United States Department of Energy

I see the Free the Annals initiative as transformational for our profession. Not only will we have easier access to the ICRP recommendations that are the foundation of our work, but other interested professionals, policy makers, and members of the public will also have free access. The IRPA Executive Council has already contributed to this cause, knowing that this change will have a very positive global impact on our profession, in perpetuity. I also strongly urge each IRPA Associate Society to seriously consider supporting this initiative. Contributions from many Associate Societies, large or small, will send a strong message that this is worth supporting.

- Roger Coates, President, International Radiation Protection Association