Knowledge – that vital resource for human development and survival – needs to be managed carefully. This is particularly true for such a complex area as nuclear technology, which involves virtually every discipline of physical science and engineering.

Nuclear knowledge is unique in many ways: it is complex, involving high development costs, often requiring significant governmental support. It must be developed and retained over long time frames, and special constraints exist due to the dual (peaceful and non-peaceful) nature of nuclear technologies. Certainly, managing nuclear knowledge is difficult.

This e-learning module provides an introduction to Nuclear Knowledge Management or NKM. This course has been developed to give learners an understanding of what knowledge management actually means in a nuclear context and how KM tools and techniques can help bring real business benefit to all types of nuclear organization. 

NEW! | Duration: 1 h | Interactivity: Self-study | Language: English | Certificate: Completion Certificate | Contact: CLP4NET.Contact-Point@iaea.org

This e-learning module provides a brief overview of the basic knowledge management concepts relevant to nuclear field in general and to NPPs in particular. Furthermore the IAEA Nuclear Knowledge Management Programme is presented. The module is meant for self-study and does not foresee any credits, unless decided otherwise by the home organization of the participant. The IAEA NKM web page can serve as the source of the reference literature for the training module. 

Course details: Works with Google Chrome browser


The Interactive Training Course on Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM) was created within the IAEA programme on Nuclear Knowledge Management and in co-operation with regional TC Project Strengthening Capabilities for Nuclear Knowledge Preservation.

This e-learning provides an opportunity for a structured or selective study of material on NKM. Please see the structure of the course.

The Interactive Training Course on Nuclear Knowledge Management is provided free of charge for the students and the educators at universities and other governmental or non-commercial organizations. Accessing this resource only requires an self-registering for this platform. The project strives to provide more opportunities, resources, and new strategies for nuclear education and training in all countries with existing and newly established nuclear power programmes.