SAFIR2018 - The Finnish Nuclear Power Plant Safety Research
Procedure for selecting the proposals
The programme director takes care of the evaluation procedure of the proposals that have arrived in time. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) sends copies of the acceptable proposals to the programme director after the deadline of the call.
The steering groups of the research areas in the SAFIR2018 programme assess the project proposals. The first phase is
a numerical and written evaluation made by filling the “SAFIR2018 proposal evaluation form” (link). One form is filled by each organisation represented in the steering groups (SG1-SG3 and RG6). The steering group members are encouraged to consult experts in their organisation in evaluating the proposals. Programme director makes summaries of the evaluations for the evaluation meetings of the SG´s and the research infrastructure reference and steering group RG6.
During the project evaluation phase, the steering groups and programme director may negotiate with the parties
on making changes to the plans and on combining project proposals into larger entities.
The management board (MB) makes the decision about its proposal to the MEAE based on the evaluation summaries, the minutes of the
steering group meetings, and recommendation of a small group nominated by the MEAE. The small group has its meeting after the steering group meetings and before the MB meeting.
The MEAE asks for a statement of STUK and then makes a proposal to VYR of the research projects to be funded. The MEAE will make a proposal to VYR of one project entity that meets the requirements of the Nuclear Energy Act. The board of VYR makes the final decision.
The decisions made by VYR are sent to the organisations that have applied VYR funding in the proposals.
MEAE and SAFIR2018 contacts
MEAE contact: Jorma Aurela, Energy Department
Email jorma.aurela (at)
Phone +358 50 5922109
SAFIR2018 Programme Director: Jari
Email jari.hamalainen (at) vtt.fi
Phone +358 40 7354382