National Institute for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Protection is a public research institution established by the State Office for Nuclear Safety pursuant to Act No. 341/2005 Coll. for the purpose of the development and research in the field of chemical, biological and radioactive agents, and the provision of technical support to the supervisory and inspection activities carried out by the aforementioned Office in radiological protection and in the verification of the prohibition of chemical and biological weapons. (The acronym “v.v.i.” in the official abbreviation of the Institutes’name refers to the public research institution. Its usage in Czech is compulsory according to Act No. 341/2005 Coll.).