Technical Training Programme for Station Operators of Automatic Radionuclide
Stations Using Cinderella/ARAME Equipment
(Participants to be nominated by invited States.)


Reykjavik, Iceland

             19-23 October 2009


  • To provide radionuclide station operators with the technical basis and the practical capability to perform repair that may be necessary during the operation of Cinderella/ARAME equipment;
  • To provide hands-on training and practical lessons on Cinderella/ARAME equipment that is important for its maintenance.


Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

Hosted by:

Iceland Radiation Protection Institute (official station operator for RN34)


The working language of the course will be English. States Signatories are requested to nominate candidates who have at least a working knowledge of English.

Point of Contact:

Ms Victoria TURNER
Associate Training Officer
Capacity Building and Training Section
International Data Centre Division
Provisional Technical Secretariat
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive
Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 1200, 1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 26030 6186/6132
Fax: +43 1 26030 5973


Participants Profile:

Technical staff of IMS radionuclide stations who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of their radionuclide stations.


Application Procedures:

Nominations together with the registration forms should be submitted only through established official channels (their permanent missions to the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO or Ministries of Foreign Affairs) to the PTS focal point (please see contact details above) no later than 9 October 2009.

However, pending the official nomination, the participant may fax the registration form upon its approval by a director of the institution or firm, to allow timely travel and accommodation arrangements by the PTS.



A letter of acceptance will be sent to the accepted candidate after his/her official nomination.

No official letter of acceptance will be sent out until the participant's registration form is received by the PTS through the official channels (permanent mission to the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO or Ministry for Foreign Affairs) .


Registration Form:   MS WordPDF


Deadline for Application:

The completed registration form must be received by the PTS no later than 9 October 2009.


Financial Information:

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules and Administrative Directrives, the PTS will provide a daily subsistance allowance (DSA) and financial support to cover travel costs.

  • The DSA will be sufficient to cover accommodation and related expenses during the training programme.
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic route.
  • Participants may, under exceptional circumstances, be authorized to purchase their tickets locally, but only if this proves to be most cost efficient for the PTS and has been authorized by the PTS in advance.


  • Introduction into station opertions and overview of the Station Specific Operator's Manual (SSOM);
  • Daily station operations and reporting, including station operational checks, messaging, sending, authentication and security;
  • Periodic station operations, including detector calibration, general understanding of gamma spectrometry detection system, taking background measurements and blank filter measurements, and data backup procedures;
  • Required reports and reporting and use of IMS Reporting System (IRS) for communication with the PTS;
  • Station equipment maintenance schedule, recording and reporting and use of equipment user's manual as a guide;
  • Data availability and downtime and the effect of various equipment failures on data availability;
  • Station management and administrative procedures.

Other pertinent information:

(1) The training programme is open only for station operators from invited countries.

(2) Accommodation

The PTS will organize the accommodation for the participants.

Participants will be expected to pay for the hotel out of their DSA that they receive from a representative of the PTS upon their arrival at the training programme venue.

(3) Insurance

All participant shall be covered under the Global Medical Insurance scheme for the PTS trainees and under thirty party liability insurance.

(4) Information on Reykjavik (visitors' guide)