Training Course on NDC Capacity Building: Introductory Training Course on Radionuclide IMS Data and IDC Products (particulates and noble gas)

Vienna International Centre
Vienna, Austria 

15 - 26 April 2024 

The working language will be English


  • Understanding the role of National Data Centres in the CTBT verification regime;
  • Building and/or improving the National Data Centre capabilities; 
  • Providing participants with sufficient knowledge for accessing and using IMS data and IDC products; and
  • Initiation to software tools for the analysis of IMS radionuclide data.


  • Introduction on CTBTO verification regime and overview on the Radionuclide monitoring technology; 
  • IDC technical support to NDCs; 
  • Methods to access IMS Radionuclide data and IDC products; 
  • IMS data processing and storage through the IDC radionuclide analysis pipeline;
  • Practical sessions on access to IMS Radionuclide data and IDC products;
  • Initiation to standard software in the NDC-in-a-Box package for processing and analysis of Radionuclide data (particulates and noble gas);
  • Initiation to data analysis in NDC-in-a-Box including comparison with analysis results in IDC products;
  • Post processing of Atmospheric Transport Modelling (ATM) output.


  • NDC technical staff/ authorized users (preferably Principal User or Regular User).
  • Experience in radionuclide data analysis and/or similar experience related to nuclear test ban verification; and
  • Passing the e-Learning course is a prerequisite and is considered in selection of participants. 

Note: The E-Learning Training Course on NDC Capacity Building: Access and Application of IMS Data and IDC Products is accessible via the CTBTO Knowledge and Training portal

To register, please visit the e-Learning webpage and follow the instructions.

NDC technical staff are invited to submit their applications for this training through established official channels (their Permanent Missions to the CTBTO or Ministries of Foreign Affairs), no later than 28 January 2024  via the following registration form: 

Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified subsequently .  

However, pending the official nomination, participants may email the registration form upon its approval by a Director/Head of the institution, to allow for timely travel and accommodation arrangements to be made by the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS).


In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide funded participants the following:

  • A round-trip ticket to Vienna on the most direct and economic route;
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, they are authorized to do so in advance, and only if this proves to be the most cost effective option for the PTS;
  • The PTS will book a hotel and cover the costs for the accommodation. Training participants will receive relevant portion of the Daily Subsistence Allowance (per-diem) via bank transfer upon arrival to the first day of the training course; and
  • Health and accident insurance will be provided for the duration of the training, including travel days.

Capacity Building and Training Section (IDC/CBT)
International Data Centre Division
CTBTO Preparatory Commission 
P.O. Box 1200, A-1400 
Vienna, Austria 
Tel:  +43 1 26030 6132