ICRP - International Commission on Radiological Protection

ICRP is an independent registered charity, established to advance for the public benefit the science of radiological protection, in particular by providing recommendations and guidance on all aspects of protection against ionising radiation. It was founded in 1928 by the International Society of Radiology and restructured to better take account of uses of radiation outside the medical area in 1950.

Since its inception the recommendations of ICRP have formed the basis for national and international standards of radiological protection. The current recommendations were published in 1990. Work is proceeding within ICRP on their revision and updating and IRPA is deeply involved in the process of consultation with the profession as the ideas develop. At IRPA-10 in Hiroshima the results of a consultation process were discussed with the Chairman of ICRP and this consultation process will continue. IRPA provides a small amount of funding to support the activities of ICRP.

Web site: http://www.icrp.org/


The ICRP is an advisory body providing recommendations and guidance on radiation protection. It was founded in 1928 by the International Society of Radiology (ISR, the professional society of radiologist physicians). The ICRP offers its recommendations to regulatory and advisory agencies and provides advice intended to be of help to management and professional staff with responsibilities for radiological protection. The recommendations of the ICRP are published by Pergamon Press as a scientific journal, the Annals of the ICRP.