Funding stems from subsidies granted by national and international public institutions such as the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation ("EaSI") 2014-2020 (EC - Directorate General Social Affairs), and the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA). Occasionally, ICNIRP also receives support to organize meetings or workshops from national ministries or radiation protection agencies, such as the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), and the Turkish Ministry of Health (MoH). Funding is reported yearly in the ICNIRP annual reports. ICNIRP greatly aknowledges the support received.
SUPPORT to ICNIRP
ICNIRP is grateful for support from national or international public organizations and for private donations.
To safeguard ICNIRP's independence, only donations from private individuals or from businesses not related in any way to the field of non-ionizing radiations can be accepted. For reasons of transparency, donations cannot be anonymous and are listed in an ICNIRP donors' report. Read more on how to support ICNIRP.
GOVERNANCE: Independence & Transparency
ICNIRP is free of vested interests. ICNIRP's budget relies on support granted by public bodies. Additionally, ICNIRP members and ICNIRP SEG members can not be employed by industry. They also are required to comply with the ICNIRP policy of independence and declare their personal interests. All declarations are publicly available on the ICNIRP website next to the ICNIRP SEG (Scientific Expert Group) and ICNIRP members' profile. ICNIRP also publishes its annual financial report online. Finally, all ICNIRP draft guidelines are made available online for public consultation ahead of final publication.
These are key elements to ICNIRP’s commitment to independence and transparency, which ICNIRP believes is fundamental to carrying out its scientific mission.