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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - About RAMP

RAMP is a new initiative at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission to distribute, maintain, develop and provide training on NRC sponsored Radiation Protection Codes.

The codes in RAMP are RASCAL, RADTRAD, VARSKIN, HABIT, GALE, DandD, PiMAL (a Graphical Users Interface), Radiological Toolbox, XOQDOQ, PAVAN, ARCON96 and MILDOS.

Phase I of RAMP includes codes that are fully sponsored by the US NRC. We hope to incorporate more codes in the future. To suggest a code, please emails us at RAMP@nrc.gov.

The NRC is not charging for codes. RAMP is a voluntary program that charges for membership. Funds from this membership go directly into the research and development of codes.

Yes, Licensees can join RAMP. Contact us at RAMP@nrc.gov.

RAMP member countries have formal International Research Cooperative Agreements with the US NRC. Contact RAMP@nrc.gov to see if your country is one. The NRC is currently developing international research agreements with four countries (i.e., the Republic of Korea, South Africa, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates) and the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representatives’ office that have expressed interest through our outreach activities. The NRC anticipates the first five agreements to be signed in March, April and May of 2015. Other countries that have shown an interest in joining RAMP are Switzerland, France, India, Finland, and Brazil.

It depends. RAMP has several layers of registration and membership. For information click on the registration link on the homepage of the RAMP website.

See each code’s website for that information.

RAMP Users’ Meetings are held twice a year. The international users’ meeting is held in the Spring and a domestic Users’ meeting held in the Fall. Meetings will include training on various codes and discussion sessions with developers to provide input on future updates of the codes.

RAMP does not give out the source code.

See each codes’ website for that information.