Incident Reporting System (IRS)

The Incident Reporting System (IRS) is a documentation system for operating experience with nuclear power plants. 

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Nuclear Energy Agency/NEA of the OECD established the IRS in 1980 to draw conclusions from experience for improving the operation of nuclear power plants. Since then, the system has been used to collect and evaluate events and incidents from Germany and abroad in the form of a database.