Site policy

The Radiation Effects Research Foundation (hereafter referred to as ”RERF”) website is operated based on the terms and conditions set forth below for the purpose of providing the foundation’s information to the public. Your access to or use of the website constitutes your agreement to be bound by the Site Policy. The Site Policy may be changed without any prior notice. You will be notified of any such change through the website. Your initial use of the site following the posting of such change shall constitute your acceptance of the Site Policy as revised.


Persons wishing to cite material on the RERF website are free to do so, but should not consider material on the website to be equivalent to peer-reviewed journals or published books in terms of level of critical scientific review. Unless a specific author is mentioned, authorship should be credited to ”Radiation Effects Research Foundation.” If an article is not dated, the date the article was cited should be used. Unless otherwise stated, the copyrights of texts, drawings and images published on the RERF website are the property of RERF.

We reserve the right to add, modify, or delete the content of the website at any time without notification. Persons wishing to cite materials on the RERF website should note the exact location (URL) and title of the page(s) they are citing and record the date on which they cited the page(s). They should also retain for their own records a printed copy of the page(s). RERF accepts no responsibility for any damage from subsequent changes or deletions in its website content to others’ use of citations of the site; people citing the RERF website shall take responsibility for documenting the legitimacy of their citation.

Linking to the RERF website

You may create links to the RERF website on the condition that they are not for profit and that the name of RERF be indicated as the source. In any case, you are requested to contact RERF before creating any links.

Viewing of the website

The RERF website uses HTML 4.01 and Cascading Style Sheets Level 1 (CSS1). Please use a browser compatible with these formats. If your browser is a dated version, the site may not be displayed properly. You are therefore recommended to use the latest version of your browser. Our website also uses JavaScript 1.2. If you disable JavaScript, some of the site’s functions may be unavailable. Therefore, to view the site, please enable JavaScript. Recommended browsers for using our website are Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. Part of the website uses Flash and PDF files. For viewing Flash files, Adobe Flash Player distributed by Adobe Systems Incorporated is necessary, and for viewing PDF files, Adobe Reader distributed by the same company is required. If you cannot view such files, please download the appropriate software package.

For inquiries regarding our Site Policy, please contact:

Public Relations and Publications Office, Secretariat

Phone:082-261-4385 / Fax:082-261-3297