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    Welcome to the STAR project webpage 

    This is your gateway to accessing the outputs of the STrategy for Allied Radioecology (STAR) network of excellence (NoE)
    funded under the European Commission EURATOM programme

    For other on-line radiation protection and radioecological resources please go to the Radioecology Exchange


    STAR will INFLUENCE the course of radiocology by:

    our science in a new, integrated way.

    complex research priorities that only a consortium of partners can accomplish.

    the future direction of research via a long term strategic research agenda.

    STAR will OFFSET the decline of radioecology by:

    the interest of youth to participate in our science.

    stakeholders about the value of our science.

    nine organisations from eight countries, taking advantage of our diverse cultures, approaches, locations, expertise and interests. The integration will support the radioecological needs of industry, national authorities, non-governmental organisations, scientists, and the public.



    scientific excellence to benefit human and environmental radiation protection. 

    The STAR project has seven interlinked workpackages. A vital role of STAR is to develop a transition plan towards sustainability and long term funding for radioecological research, infrastructure and training and education. This requires a permanent management structure which will continue after the STAR (and COMET) projects finish. This is provided by (the Radioecology Alliance) and Information on membership is available here.


    STAR Project Coordinator: Dr. Tom Hinton French Institute of Radiation Protection & Nuclear Safety

    Photo acknowledgements: 

    Measuring respiration in microcosms [Acknowledge: Clare Bradshaw, Stockholm University]; Moss sampling (fontinalis antipyretica) [Acknowledge:STUK-Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Regional laboratory in Northern Finland]; Teaching in the lab [Acknowledge: Clare Bradshaw, Stockholm University]; Demonstrating the ERICA Tool [Acknowledge: Tom Hinton (IRSN)].


    CALL CLOSED 19 December 2013 

    The following project currently active in the Seventh Framework programme of the European Atomic Energy Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities contributing to the creation of the European research area and to innovation (2007-2011) requires the participation of new project partners to carry out certain tasks within the project. Please note that the Seventh Framework Programme offers part-funding not full-funding of research activities.

    Project grant agreement number: 268672

    Project acronym: STAR

    Project full name: Strategy for Allied Radioecology

    Instrument type: Network of excellence


    Request:   This call for research proposals is aimed at addressing current issues on any human or environmental aspect of marine radioecology following the 2011 Great East-Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.      

     The proposal must:

    •            show the importance and relevance of the proposed research to human or environmental aspects of marine radioecology following the 2011 Great East-Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.  
    •              demonstrate your accessibility to any needed data held by other parties (e.g. a modeling proposal might need access to data collected by a Japanese governmental agency), or access to appropriate field sites pertinent to the  proposal
    •              demonstrate a work-plan compatible with a funding period of approximately 15 months.

    Expected duration of participation in project: From 1 May 2014 to 31 July 2015.

    Total Commission funding available for the tasks: A European Commission contribution of 100 000 € is available for the call on a cost-shared basis.  Please note that the maximum reimbursement rate for RTD activities is 75 % for secondary and higher education establishments and SME’s, and 50 % for all other organisations (see Euratom Work programme 2010, Annex 2).

     The proposal can be submitted by an individual organisation or a small consortium consisting of a maximum of 3 partners.

     Call identifier: STAR-2013

     Language in which proposal should be submitted: English

           Date and time of close of call: Wednesday, 18 December 2013; 17h00 Brussels time 

           Supporting documentation on STAR website:

    Call text

    Guide for proposal applicants

    Proposal template_30102013.doc (document removed 19/12/13 as call is now closed)

    STAR consortium agreement

    Strategic Research Agenda for radioecology

    An invitation to contribute to a strategic agenda for radioecology (short communication)

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