The GRS – Gesellschaft für Anlagen- and Reaktorsicherheit mbH – is a scientific non-profit-making company financed by public means. Its task involves the evaluation and development of technical safety, primarily in the field of nuclear engineering: assessment of technical and operational safety, research and development as well as scientific consulting in safety-related issues. The GRS executes its tasks on the basis of knowledge and experiences from research and development, safety analyses and operational assessments with scientists from various areas of engineering, physics, chemistry, geochemistry, geophysics, mathematics, informatics, biology, legal science and meteorology. The GRS is situated in Cologne and has further offices in Garching near Munich, in Brunswick, in Berlin, and two liaison offices in Moscow and Kiev. Moreover, RISKAUDIT IRSN/GRS International, a non-profit European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) founded in 1992 by GRS and its French partner, the Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), is located in Paris.