ARCH Technical Report

It is with this background that ARCH assembled a group of experts with knowledge on the health consequences of the Chernobyl accident that is dispersed throughout Europe and among the three most affected countries. A ‘scoping study’ was conducted to advise on future needs for research as well as on potential value of the proposed research for public health decision making in the affected countries. The outcome of this work has led to the development of a Strategic Research Agenda and to the present Technical Report. The Strategic Research Agenda suggests the organisation needed to oversee comprehensive studies of Chernobyl health effects, and recognises the importance of the formation of life-span cohorts.
The present document is the Technical Report which details the specific project proposals, including proposals for the formation of the life-span cohorts to facilitate both general surveillance of the consequences and the individual more focussed studies.