ÚJV Řež, a.s. as a company with a long term experience in radioactive waste management (RWM) has been running a comprehensive research programme, supporting development of deep geological repository (DGR) in the Czech Republic.
Recently ÚJV Řež, a.s. research has focused on the different aspects of safety functions that DGR barriers should provide. Moreover, the research has also recently paid strong attention to real conditions that can be present in DGR (anaerobic reducing conditions, increased T due to heat generation by radioactive waste, contact of different materials within repository, real scale of the rock massive etc.). Both types of experiments, laboratory and in-situ experiments in underground laboratories, were included in the research programme. The presentation gives a brief overview of experimental trends, being conducted for materials and conditions, concerned in Czech repository concept.