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Metrology and Calibration in Radiation Protection

Hands-on for Metrology and Calibration in Radiation Protection


It is our great pleasure to invite you to a Hands-on Training Course on the Metrology and Calibration in Radiation Protection, to be held at PTB in Braunschweig, Germany. The two-day training is offered at 3 possible dates:

  • 25th to 26th March 2019   or
  • 27th to 28th March 2019   or
  • 1st to 2nd April 2019

A limited number of places is available that are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This Training Course takes part in the DOSEtrace (17RPT01) project “Research capabilities for radiation protection dosimeters”, funded by EMPIR.

This hands-on training will be organized by PTB together with IMBiH, IRB in the laboratory at PTB within WP1 of the DOSEtrace project.

The aim of the first work package is to improve the skills of the staff that will calibrate and/or verify radiation protection devices and to improve the measurement capabilities of the participating laboratories. This will ensure that each partner is able to perform calibrations for the radiation protection quantities Hp(0.07), Hp(3), Hp(10), H’(0.07), H’(3) and H*(10), with an uncertainty of 5 % (k = 2).

The aim of this task is to improve the technical/practical skills of the staff from the partner organisations by providing them with hands‑on training in the laboratory and to deepen the knowledge that they gained in Task 1.2 related to e.g. radiation qualities, quantities, type testing, uncertainty estimation, quality assurance, the quality system and accreditation. The overall aim of the hands-on training is to provide the practical skills for achieving an uncertainty of 5 % (k=2) for calibrations in the radiation protection quantities Hp(0.07), Hp(3), Hp(10), H’(0.07), H’(3), H*(10), operational quantities in the photon energy range from 5 keV to 7000 keV and in the dose rate range from 0.05 μSv/h to 100 Sv/h.

Intended audience:
The course is intended for the staff of NMIs, DIs and SSDLs.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Braunschweig in March or April 2019.


Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is the National Metrology Institute of Germany with scientific and technical service tasks. PTB measures with the highest accuracy and reliability – metrology as the core competence. PTB stands for progress and reliability in metrology for the benefit of society, trade and industry, and science.

PTB Braunschweig
Bundesallee 100
D-38116 Braunschweig


Program Committee

  • Oliver Hupe, PTB, Germany
  • Amra Šabeta, IMBiH, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Maja Vojnic Kortmis, IRB, Croatia

Local Organization

  • Oliver Hupe, PTB, Germany
  • Simone Janßen, PTB, Germany


Each 2-day action can only handle 10 persons. All three 2-day Training actions will have the same content. Therefore, please indicate which is your favorite date.

  • 0 - not possible at all; 1 - most wanted date; 2 - second choice; 3 - third choice


  • Monday, 25th to Tuesday, 26th March 2019
  • Wednesday, 27th to Thursday, 28th March 2019
  • Monday, 1st to Tuesday, 2nd April 2019



  • Calibration

    • Receiving of instruments,
    • Practical aspects for calibration / handling
    • Preparation the certificates

  • QA & QC at PTB laboratory

    • Overview about QA structure of PTB
    • formal aspects
    • QA measurements, time intervals

  • Reference fields

    • HVL measurements
    • establishing new qualities
    • Low energy fields
    • Pulsed fields

Important information

  • Conference fee
    For DOSEtrace participants: no fee
    For non-participants: 50 €1

    A limited number of places is available that are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

    1The registration fee will cover lunches, coffee breaks, a social dinner.

  • Deadlines
    Registration:   1st March 2019
    Payment     : 15th March 2019

  • Social events
    • details will be provided later

  • Useful hints

    • At the end of the course a certificate of attendance will be presented.