NIRAB was established by Government to provide independent, expert advice on the research and innovation needed for nuclear energy to play a significant role in the UK’s future low carbon and secure energy mix and to create the environment in which the UK nuclear industry can contribute significantly to our economy.  NIRAB's term as a temporary advisory board ran from January 2014 to December 2016.



UK Civil Nuclear R&D Landscape

UK Civil Nuclear R&D Landscape

NIRAB has overseen an update to the UK Civil Nuclear R&D Landscape survey.  The survey provides information on funding levels, research focus and capability across the UK.

NIRAB Final Report

NIRAB Final Report

The NIRAB Final Report has been published, which summarises the work of NIRAB over its three-year tenure and delivers its outgoing recommendations to Government. Click here to read the NIRAB Final Report.

BEIS Launches Nuclear Innovation Programme

BEIS Launches Nuclear Innovation Programme

Business Secretary Greg Clark launches a £20 million nuclear research and innovation programme, the first step in implementing NIRAB’s recommendations.

Our Members

Our Members

NIRAB members were appointed by ministerial invitation and were drawn from academia, industry, research organisations and funding bodies. Click here to read more about our members.