Technical Training Programme for Station Operators of Manual Radionuclide Stations


       Seibersdorf, Austria


       20-24 September 2010


  • To provide station operators with the basic knowledge and technical understanding on the opeartions, maintenance and management of a manual radionuclide station and, more specifically, to provide hands-on training for the various operational and maintenance procedures.


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


The working language of the training programme will be English.

Point of Contact:

Head, Services and Training Unit
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 6312
Fax: +43 1 26030 5973


Participants Profile:

Station Operators of IMS Radionuclide stations equipped with manual detector systems who are directly concerned with the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment. Candidates must be proficient in English.


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 16 July 2010.

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 Word, PDF


Deadline for Application:

The completed registration form must be received by the PTS no later than 16 July 2010.


Financial Information:

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide a daily subsistence 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.


          Daily Station operation, including:

  • Status Checks, new filter preparation, taking flow samples and checking status
  • Filter management and filter logging procedures
  • Data Sending, authentication and security, Periodic Stations Operations and data management, including:
  • Detector Calibration, the principles of Gamma spectrometry detection, taking background measurements, blank filter measurements
  • Data backup, management, and resending of spectral data
  • Operational set-up after long outage
  • Required reports and reporting
  • Station Equipment maintenance schedule
  • Data availability and downtime
  • Station management and administrative procedures
  • One day introduction to CTBTO Headquarters - IDC Operation and IMS Maintenance and Support


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 Vienna