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!
An information sheet provides further details.
Our sincerest thanks to all our contributors who have already pledged their support of this monumental initiative! We are already over 50% of the way! Click the DONATE link to help Free the Annals today!! If you wish to contribute by bank transfer or cheque, please contact Kelsey.Cloutier@icrp.org for more information.
For frequently asked questions about our Free the Annals initiative, please click here.
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