Regulating Authority Information System Training for the Ministry of Health
Recently, the Republic of Palau Ministry of Health (MOH) Information Technology Staff participated in a training session regarding the implementation of the Regulatory Authority Information System (RAIS), a web-based management information system developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). [restrict] The training was conducted by Ms. Ana Elena L. Conjares, an IAEA Expert from the Philippines. Ms. Conjares works as the Head of the Management Information System Section and concurrent Officer-in-Charge of the Technology Diffusion Division of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute under the Department of Science and echnology. She spent a week in Palau training the MOH Technology Staff about the operation and usage of RAIS. The Republic of Palau, through its Ministry of State, received a whole set of information technology equipment with RAIS 3.4 already installed and configured for use.
The Regulating Authority Information System is an application program developed by the IAEA to assist its members with the management of their regulatory activities in accordance with IAEA Safety Standards and guidance. The software application promotes a consistent and common approach to the regulatory control of radiation sources while offering flexibility to respond to the specific needs of the member states. In addition to controlling radiation sources, the comprehensive system also covers the following areas of the regulatory framework: national regulatory infrastructure information; facilities and departments; radiation sources and associated equipment; authorization; inspection; enforcement; workers; and technical services. Because of its built-in customization mechanism, the software may be expanded/ adapted to cover other areas of interest and/or regulatory process unique to a member state.
IAEA is an Agency of the United Nations that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. The Agency also supports nternational cooperation in the nuclear field. Working with its member states, IAEA and its partners worldwide promote the safe, secure, and peaceful use of nuclear technologies.
In 2008, the Republic of Palau became a member state of the International Atomic Energy Agency. [/restrict]