National Center for Scientific Research “DEMOKRITOS” (NCSRD)


Address /
Contact person

Terma Patriarchou Grigoriou
15310 Agia Paraskevi Attikis, Greece
Dr. Olga Aneziris, olga(at)


NCSRD is a state owned multidisciplinary research centre, the larger in Greece, performing R&D in the area of physical sciences and technology ( The scientific activities of the centre are organised in five institutes among which is the Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy and Safety. NCSRD employs about 900 permanent and fixed-term-contract employees and its annual turnover is 30 million EURO, 50% from the Greek Government and 50% from third party contracts. The priorities of the laboratory of Systems Reliability and Industrial Systems include: Quantitative Risk assessment of technological and organisational systems, safety of industrial installations with advanced modeling tools, study of the interaction of human factors in safety and security operations, enhancing safety in the process industry through virtual reality tools and risk assessment of interconnected and interdependent heterogeneous critical infrastructures from multiple threats, technological accidents and natural hazards.

Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:




Infrastructure & Construction


Social science & humanities



Industrial Technologies





Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations















Main Products / Services

  • Quantified risk assessment for chemical installations handling toxic and explosive substances (Including SEVESO studies).
  • Decision Support System development for risk management, land use planning and as emergency response policy selection in major hazard accidents in nuclear and chemical installations.
  • Reliability analysis of complex systems.
  • Development of quantified risk models for occupational risk assessment
  • Tools for multi-criteria optimization of occupational risk management strategies
  • Human Reliability studies
  • Safety and Risk Assessment of Critical Infrastructure
  • Consequence Assessment of Major Industrial Accidents
  • Consulting to the Greek Competent Authorities (SEVESO directive)








Key Projects
(running or just finished)


Why we joined EU-VRi?

Networking and collaboration in international projects in the following fields: risk assessment and management, safety, security, land use planning, industrial, occupational and nanomaterial risk.