HPRL – International cooperation to identify and monitor priority nuclear data needs for nuclear applications

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


  • E. Dupont
  • M. Bossant
  • Roberto Capote Noy
  • A.D. Carlson
  • Y. Danon
  • M. Fleming
  • Z. Ge
  • H. Harada
  • O. Iwamoto
  • A. Kimura
  • A. Koning
  • Cristian Massimi
  • Alexandru Liviu Negret
  • G. Noguere
  • Arjan J.M. Plompen
  • V. Pronyaev
  • Gérald Rimpault
  • S.P. Simakov
  • W. Sun
  • H. Wu
  • K. Yokoyama

Institutes & Expert groups

  • CEA Saclay - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique
  • OECD NEA - Nuclear Energy Agenc
  • NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • CIAE - China Institute of Atomic Energy
  • JAEA - Japan Atomic Energy Agency
  • IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • CEA Cadarache - Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique
  • INFN - Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
  • Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics
  • UKAEA - UK Atomic Energy Authority
  • UGent - Universiteit Gent
  • EC - JRC - European Commission - Joint Research Centre
  • IKET KIT INE - Karlsruhe Institute of : Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal

Documents & links


The OECD-NEA High Priority Request List (HPRL) is a point of reference to guide and stimulate the improvement of nuclear data for nuclear energy and other applications, and a tool to bridge the gap between data users and producers. The HPRL is application-driven and the requests are submitted by nuclear data users or representatives of the user’s communities. A panel of international experts reviews and monitors the requests in the framework of an Expert Group mandated by the NEA Nuclear Science Committee Working Party on International Nuclear Data Evaluation Cooperation (WPEC). After approval, individual requests are classified to three categories: high priority requests, general requests, and special purpose requests (e.g., dosimetry, standards). The HPRL is hosted by the NEA in the form of a relational database publicly available on the web. This paper provides an overview of HPRL entries, status and outlook. Examples of requests successfully completed are given and new requests are described with emphasis on updated nuclear data needs in the fields of nuclear energy, neutron standards and dosimetry.


Original languageEnglish
Article number15005
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Issue numberND2019
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2020
Event2019 - ND: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology - China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
Duration: 19 May 201922 May 2019


  • HPRL, OECD-NEA, Nuclear data, Nuclear energy, WPEC

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