Networks & bureaus

To meet its objectives and deliver high-quality scientific support and results, the JRC has developed lasting partnerships with external entities sharing a common interest in specific research areas. This collaboration is essential for the JRC's work on harmonisation and validation of methods and measurements, establishing common standards, and providing scientific and technical support for the implementation of European legislation.

JRC's networking activities also respond to European policy makers' and EU Member States' increasing demands to establish common scientific reference systems. The JRC collaborates with hundreds of partner organisations in scientific networks worldwide, covering a broad range of fields from climate change and air quality to environmental monitoring of radioactivity and food contact materials.

  1. EERA Joint Programme Nuclear Materials (JPNM)

    The objective of this EERA JP - Nuclear Materials is to identify key priority topics and funding opportunities with the purpose of supporting in an efficient way the development and optimisation of a sustainable nuclear energy. The goals and the timescale of the EERA JPNM have been defined in order to support the development of innovative fast neutron and nuclear waste transmutation systems. This allows the fuel cycle to be closed and the energy output from the fuel to be substantially increased, while improving the management of high level radioactive waste through transmutation processes. The operating conditions envisaged for those new systems are demanding and will impact the performance of the structural and clad materials, meaning that the safety and the feasibility of most of the nuclear reactor concepts will depend crucially on the nuclear materials.


    Acronym: JPNM
  2. Network on Neutron Techniques Standardization for Structural Integrity (NeT)

    Jipsy Reference no. : 30371

    Involved JRC Institutes: IET

    Legal Basis: Euratom Framework Programme

    Description: NeT supports progress towards improved performance and safety of European Nuclear Energy production systems through the development of best practices for numerical simulation and experimental assessment of welds relevant to NPP components. NeT brings together industrial partners, research institutes, including several European neutron facilities, and universities. Around 35 organizations from 10 European countries and from Australia, Korea and Japan actively contribute to the work.

    The objectives of the network are pursued through comprehensive and very well defined experimental and numerical round robin exercises performed on selected model cases of fusion welds in materials for nuclear power applications. The work of NeT is organized in Task Groups. Work in Task Groups that are still active address different types of welds in austenitic stainless steel, low alloy ferritic steel, and aluminium and nickel base alloys.

     


    Acronym: NeT