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  Korea Society of Radiation Bioscience consists of researchers and scholars in both medicine and non-medicine areas. Medicine areas include radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, radiation emergency diagnosis, pathology, and diagnostics. Non-medicine areas include biology in universities and institutes, areas that use radiation, molecular biology, nuclear power safety, and other areas that use radiation and study the biological effect for peaceful use of nuclear power or for use in medical biology.

The Society’s international counterparts include The Radiation Research Society of the U.S., The Japan Radiation Research Society, and Japan Health Physics Society.
KSRB brings together academic activities of all involved in the medical biology research areas through related societies and associations such as The Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology, The Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine, Korean Cancer Association, The Korean Association for Radiation Protection, The Korean Society of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Korean Nuclear Society.
Over the past decade, biological research of radiation has used mid-to-long term nuclear power research as its main research support program. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of research support programs from not only Ministry of Science and Technology but also Ministry of Health and Welfare and Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy that meet the needs of purpose-specific research and development. Therefore, biological research of radiation has been active with the backing of research support from a variety of routes. In addition, the field has been participating in and conducting research for MOST’s nuclear power promotion comprehensive plan, one of the least developed areas of nuclear power use.

There has been no entity that led the participation in the research systems. Instead, it has been done on an institute basis or even individual basis, resulting in a wide gap of performances depending on individual capacity. The recent trend is heading towards managing support systematically with enlarged research support system bases. This is where the reason KSRB must play a central role.
As a result, KSRB could provide and opportunity to train individual researchers who do not have easy access to research support systems and give them concentrated support.

Current members have an active role to play in order to broaden the basis of radiation bio-science researchers by finding qualified individual researchers and linking them to the Society, thereby expanding the foundation on which to build the Society’s infrastructure as an academic group and developing its functions and scope of work.