Radiation Protection Unit Randwyck

At the campus Randwyck, sources of ionising radiation such as X-ray devices and radioactive substances, are used in the fields of medical care, research and education.
The use of these sources requires a governmental license, according to the Nuclear Energy Law.
The radiation protection unit manages this license, on behalf of the boards of the institutions that collaborate in radiation protection: MUMC+, UM, Maastro, Maastro Proton therapy and Brightlands Maastricht.


Lecture "Oppenheimer, vader van de atoombom"
On October 9, we organize the lecture "Oppenheimer, vader van de atoombom", with dr. Frans Wiersma (General coordinating expert at Utrecht University, experimental physicist and author) as speaker. This lecture will be in Dutch only. Registration is obligatory. Click here for more information.
The ANVS appointed 5 registration points for this lecture.

Register for the courses TMS-VRS D and SMSR!
The next course TMS-VRS D starts September 4, 2023.
The next course SMSR starts November 24, 2023.

Dates for the courses in 2024 are also known.
Check out our Education page for the full programs. 

Renewal of the accreditation for our courses
The ANVS has accredited our courses for a new period of 5 years. We are thankful for the acknowledgement of the quality of our radiation education.

Refresher courses
The refresher course TMS-VRS D 2023-2024 has started.
We offer 3 different refresher courses:

  • Radiation Protection Expert (at the level of ACD and CD, with registration points)
  • TMS-Röntgen (for those who work with X-ray applications, at the levels TMS-MT and/or TMS-VT)

If you are interested in participating in one of our refresher courses, please contact us.
Check out our Education page for the full programs. 

At the biomedical campus Randwyck, a large variety of sources of ionizing radiation is in use: X-ray devices for medical diagnostics, linear accelerators for radiotherapy, and dispersible radioactive substances for research, medical applications and educational purposes. The use of these sources requires a license by the Nuclear Energy Law.

The institutions present on campus are strongly tied together, both physically as organizationally. For this reason, and because of a request by the governmental bodies, the institutions closely work together in the field of radiation protection, pursuing common policies.

Considering the scale, diversity and complexity of the applications of ionizing radiation within the institution, they have been granted a shared complex license. Partners in this license are Maastricht University (UM), the academic hospital Maastricht (azM, now referred to as Maastricht University Medical Centre, MUMC+), Maastro, Maastro Proton therapy BV and Brightlands Incubators Maastricht BV. Even though the institutions agree on a joint policy, each corporate body is responsible for their own application(s) of sources of ionizing radiation. UM acts as a spokesperson for the complex license, on behalf of all participants. The complex license and its modifications can be found through the following links:

A radiation protection unit is a requirement for a complex license. The members of the unit independently oversee the interpretation and compliance with the requirements in the license, as well as secure the health and safety of man and environment, on behalf of the licensees.

The unit also has a role in the preparation of joint policies, takes care of legally obligatory administration and registrations, and organizes educational programs in the field of radiation protection.

The radiation protection unit is organizationally placed with the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) of Maastricht University, but works for all license partners. This construction is contractually formalized. 

Policy on radiation protection
The joint policy on radiation protection has been formalized as the “Regulations on radiation protection Randwyck”. For further information, please contact us.  

The law requires expertise in the field of radiation protection when professionally applying sources of ionizing radiation. Different applications and tasks require various expertise levels.

The Radiation Protection Unit sees to it, that employees have been trained at the correct expertise level, but also guards that their expertise and competences are kept up to date. For this reason, the radiation protection unit offers governmentally accredited courses on radiation protection, as well as refresher courses on various levels. Read more about the programs on the education page.

Our colleagues of Housing, Health & Safety and Prevention, and Biological safety can be found here.