International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The INIS database was established in 1970. Right from the beginning, FIZ Karlsruhe has been a party to a cooperation agreement with the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and is one of the more than 150 worldwide INIS centers.


INIS contains more than 3.5 million bibliographic references on the civil use of nuclear energy. It is updated with about 120,000 records worldwide each year.

FIZ Karlsruhe contributes to INIS by collecting and indexing relevant German publications and submitting them to the IAEA for inclusion in the database.

We also produce and manage the German part of the multilingual INIS thesaurus on nuclear energy.


INIS is available on the internet for free (