Joint research towards a better radiation protection—highlights of the Fifth MELODI Workshop

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MELODI is the European platform dedicated to low-dose radiation risk research. From 7 October through 10 October 2013 the Fifth MELODI Workshop took place in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop offered the opportunity to 221 unique participants originating from 22 countries worldwide to update their knowledge and discuss radiation research issues through 118 oral and 44 poster presentations. In addition, the MELODI 2013 workshop was reaching out to the broader radiation protection community, rather than only the low-dose community, with contributions from the fields of radioecology, emergency and recovery preparedness, and dosimetry. In this review, we summarise the major scientific conclusions of the workshop, which are important to keep the MELODI strategic research agenda up-to-date and which will serve to establish a joint radiation protection research roadmap for the future.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-956
JournalJournal of Radiological protection
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


  • multidisciplinary european low dose initiative (MELODI), Fifth MELODI Workshop 2013, ionising radiation, radiation protection, EURADOS, NERIS and ALLIANCE, integrated research

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