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The Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (see 'External Link') has three major initiatives in nuclear fission research:
Participation in European Research is available under the Euratom Framework Programme. Framework Programme 6 (FP6) will end on 31 December 2006. More information about FP6 can be found on the DTI's FP6 website (see 'External Links').
The latest Framework Programme, FP7, begins on 1 January 2007. More details can be found on the DTI's FP7 website (see 'External Links').
Generation IV International Forum (GIF)
The Energy Review sets out a strategy for creating the right conditions for private sector investment in the future of low-carbon generation, including nuclear power, and this has made participation in GIF, with its long-term focus, less central to DTI objectives. GIF research is focused on the development of Generation IV advanced reactor systems for international deployment in 2030 and beyond. Any new nuclear power stations built by the private sector to replace retiring UK stations will use existing designs.
The UK remains part of GIF, but with a non-active status. It will be possible for UK research organisations to participate in GIF research via Euratom, which remains an active member of GIF.
For more information on the Generation IV International Forum, see their website (under 'External Links').