The URCRM has maintained international collaboration since 1992 based on the state policy of the Russian Federation in the sphere of international scientific and technological co-operation.

The main academic interests of the URCRM in collaborative research relate to the following fields: dose reconstruction of internal and external exposure of population in the result of radiation accidents and incidents in the Urals region, epidemiological follow-up to exposed population, risk analysis of cancer and leukemia incidence and mortality, non-cancer effects in members of exposed cohorts and their offspring, and radiobiological studies aimed at the disclosure of the biological essence of pathological mechanisms (including carcinogenesis) under protracted human exposure to radiation.

International collaboration includes joint research with foreign colleagues within the framework of international scientific programs (Euratom), integrated projects with the participation of scientists from many countries (SOUL), bilateral projects (URCRM and NCI). Joint projects are performed on the basis of contracts and agreements signed in accordance with programs and plans designed with the participation of all interested parties.

The potential of the URCRM for international collaboration in research of chronic radiation effects has not yet been exhausted. The URCRM has created and permanently updates a data base for dosimetry, epidemiological follow-up of the general exposed population and their offspring and environmental research in the radiation-contaminated areas. This data base provides a unique opportunity to answer numerous questions related to effects of human exposure to radiation in a wide range of doses as these questions continue to concern the global community.