Technical Training for Radionuclide Station Operators using Cinderella Equipment


To enhance and develop station operator’s knowledge and skills regarding the operational and maintenance aspects of radionuclide stations using Cinderella system. 


Reykjavik, Iceland


5 to 8 September 2022



Participants Profile

Station operators of IMS radionuclide stations using Cinderella equipment directly concerned with the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment.

Invited State Signatories should nominate participant(s) who are station operators involved in the operation and maintenance of the following stations:
RN34  Iceland
RN44  Mexico
RN49  Norway
RN53  Portugal
RN63  Sweden

Applicants are encouraged to complete the following e-learning modules:
EN-MON04, EN-MON06 and EN-OSI04

Registration Form

Applicants are requested to use the attached registration form, which is also available Initiates file downloadhere.

Application Deadline

5 July 2022

Point of Contact

CTBTO Preparatory Commission
P.O. Box 1200, A-1400
Vienna, Austria
Tel:  +43 1 26030 6327    
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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.

  • A DSA that is sufficient to cover related expenses during the training programme;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the flight tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic route;
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, be authorized to do so and only if this proves to be the most cost effective option for the PTS;
  • The PTS will book a hotel and participants will receive their DSA upon arrival in Reykjavik; and
  • Health insurance will be provided that covers the duration of the training.


I.    Introduction and general concept of Cinderella system (sampling cycle, filters processing, measurement results storing, general understanding of gamma spectrometry detection system)

II.    Daily routine operations and reporting

  • Identification of automatic messages and alerts
  • Filters handling (verification of automatic processes)
  • Pulse height data and state of health data access
  • Equipment regular checks and safety requirements

III.    Other routine operations

  • Detector calibration
  • Background measurements and blank filter measurements
  • Scheduled equipment maintenance and the effect of the equipment failures on the data availability
  • Recording and reporting of the data availability and downtime, data backup procedures
  • Spectral data re-submission, shipment of archive and QA/QC sample

IV.    Unscheduled operations and Station management procedures

  • Equipment failures troubleshooting
  • Communication with PTS using IMS Reporting System (IRS), overview of required IRS reports.
  • Overview of Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs)
  • Data authentication installation

Other Information

  • Participants should apply for visas, if needed, at the corresponding consular office upon receipt of an Acceptance Note Verbale from the PTS, in order to ensure timely processing.
  • The training program is open only for Station Operators from invited countries.
  • Access to relevant e-learning modules will be provided to participants in advance.

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