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SHAMISEN SINGS

SHAMISEN-SINGS, building on the recommendations of the EC-OPERRA funded SHAMISEN project, aims to enhance Citizen Participation in preparedness for and recovery from a radiation accident through novel tools and APPs to support data collection on radiation measurements, health and well-being indicators.

The specific objectives are to:

  1. Interact with stakeholders to assess their needs, and their interest in contributing to dose and health assessment, and evaluate how new technologies could best fulfil these needs. Consider lessons from current issues in Fukushima related to lifting evacuation orders and medical care for vulnerable population;
  2. Review existing APPs for citizen-based dose measurements, and establish minimum standards of quality; 
  3. Review existing APPs/systems to monitor health and develop a core protocol for a citizen-based study on health, social, and psychological consequences of a radiation accident;

  4.  

    Build upon existing tools to develop the concept/guidelines for one or more APPs that could be used for monitor radiation to empower affected population and to contribute to radiation assessment of an accident's consequence, including visualisation of radiation conditions, log behavioural and health information to be used, with appropriate ethics and informed consent, for citizen science studies and provide a channel for practical information, professional support and dialogue.
  5. Assess the ethical challenges and implications of both the APPs and citizen science activities through a consensus workshop.

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