We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Our scientific work supports a whole host of EU policies in a variety of areas from agriculture and food security, to environment and climate change, as well as nuclear safety and security and innovation and growth.
Our research topics give a deeper insight into that support of EU policy, while you can also discover the unique laboratories and facilities where our scientists work.
As the European Commission's knowledge and science service, the JRC plays a central role in creating, managing and making sense of collective scientific knowledge for better EU policies.
As a multinational and multicultural research centre, we collaborate with over a thousand partners worldwide.
You can read more about our partnerships and collaborations, our scientific networks and look for cooperation opportunities and find the latest job opportunities on offer.
Our news gives you an insight into our support of EU policy and highlights the scientific research carried out everyday within the European Commission.
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Here is a selection of questions we usually receive with their answers.
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