NEA Data Bank training

The NEA Data Bank Computer Program Service (CPS) has been conducting training activities for more than 30 years. These courses provide a unique opportunity to bring together code users from around the world, facilitating exchanges on the use of computer programs among users and with the code developers.

Upcoming events






9-13 October 2023

PHITS Advanced
Course description


No fee

JAEA Online course
UTC 11:00-15:00

6-10 November 2023



600 EUR

NEA, Paris, France

14-17 November 2023



700 EUR

NEA, Paris, France

4-7 December 2023



700 EUR

NEA, Paris, France

For in-person courses, the fee includes the training course, luncheons and coffee breaks.
Class sizes are limited and workshops may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not obtained one month prior to the workshop. Workshop fees paid are refundable up to one month before each class.
For participants working in France: the NEA is not a training centre ("centre de formation"), no training agreement ("convention de formation") will be established.

What the NEA offers - Catalogue of courses

Training courses and interactive workshops are offered on the most widely used computer programs, by the authors of the codes. They are held in person (at the NEA Headquarters in Paris or in NEA Data Bank participating countries) or online. The language of these events is English. Courses are held in different formats, from half a day to five days of training.

  • ABNTT, analytical benchmarks: case studies in neutron transport theory
  • FISPACT-II, inventory simulation platform for nuclear observables and materials science
  • FLUKA, Monte Carlo general purpose tool for calculations of particle transport and interactions with matter
  • FRENDY, Nuclear Data Processing System for Evaluated Nuclear Data File
  • MCNP, Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code System
    • Introduction
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • NJOY2016, a nuclear data processing system for converting evaluated nuclear data into libraries for applications calculations
  • OpenMC, a community-developed Monte Carlo neutron and photon transport simulation code
  • Electron-photon transport modelling with PENELOPE physics, code structure and operation. The PENELOPE manual is available here 
  • PHITS, a Monte-Carlo particle and heavy ion transport code system
    • SCALE/KENO: criticality safety calculations
    • SCALE/KENO-MAVRIC: criticality safety and radiation shielding
    • SCALE/ORIGEN: standalone fuel depletion, activation, and source term analysis
    • SCALE/TRITON: lattice physics and depletion
    • SCALE/TSUNAMI: sensitivity and uncertainty calculations
    • Nuclear Data Fundamentals and AMPX Libraries Generation