Simulator Studies for HRA Purposes

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In 2008, the NEA's Working Group on Risk Assessment (WGRISK) issued a report [NEA/CSNI/R(2008)9] addressing the feasibility of a joint international effort on human reliability analysis (HRA) data. The report presented a possible framework for collecting, analysing and exchanging HRA data and suggested the next steps that would be needed to establish a mechanism or a project to exchange HRA-related data and information. Recognising that nuclear power plant control room simulators are a valuable source of data regarding operating crew responses to initiating events, and that a number of HRA research and development programmes are collecting simulator data, one of the recommendations of the report was to organise a workshop on the use of simulator studies for HRA purposes.

In late 2008, the CSNI approved a WGRISK proposal to hold such a workshop in co-operation with the Working Group on Human and Organisational Factors (WGHOF) and to develop a report on good practices.

The present report documents the proceedings and the outcome of the Workshop on Simulator Studies for HRA Purposes which was hosted by Nubiki Nuclear Safety Research Institute, on 4-6 November 2009 in Budapest, Hungary.