JRC News

  1. 8 Jul 2016

    A review of case studies assessing the risk from exposure to chemical mixtures shows a potential concern for several groups of chemicals for highly exposed or particularly vulnerable population groups.

  2. 4 Jul 2016

    The new VAC2VAC project - "Vaccine batch to vaccine batch comparison by consistency testing" – officially launched on the 1st March 2016, brings together 20 public and private partners including the European Commission Joint Research Centre's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM).

  3. 29 Jun 2016

    The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre releases its report reviewing the current demand for in vivo carcinogenicity studies across chemical sectors within the European Union.

    The approaches for evaluating the carcinogenic potential of substances, including whether carcinogenicity studies should be conducted, differ substantially across sectors. Despite variations in testing schemes, the two-year bioassay study in rodents represents the standard element across all sectors.

  4. 22 Jun 2016

    More than 100 scientific and law enforcement experts from 37 countries and international organizations met under the auspices of the Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group (ITWG) June 6-10, 2016, in Lyon, France to strengthen best practices and promote international cooperation in the field of nuclear forensics.

  5. 21 Jun 2016

    The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has published the summary records for the meetings which took place with the members of the Preliminary Assessment of Regulatory Relevance (PARERE) network and the joint meeting of PARERE and the EURL ECVAM Stakeholder Forum (ESTAF).

  6. 20 Jun 2016

    The latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin, published today, reports that crop yield prospects at the EU-28 level remain clearly above the five-year average. Crop-growing conditions in Spain are excellent, but are less positive in western Europe.

  7. 16 Jun 2016

    In close collaboration with the Swedish University of Chalmers, JRC scientists investigated prompt fission gamma-ray spectra from plutonium isotopes to reduce statistical uncertainties on the model parameters.

  8. 15 Jun 2016
    ENCATC, the European network on cultural management and policy*, launches the call for applications for the 3rd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management (the JRC is a member of the Steering Committee of the Award).
     
    This annual award is granted to a recently published PhD thesis exploring, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake and taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research.
  9. 14 Jun 2016

    In its role as photovoltaic reference laboratory, the JRC's European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) has developed significant knowledge in the measurement determination and traceability of solar spectral measurements which can be exploited by many other institutes in Europe.

    As part of its role to disseminate and manage knowledge, ESTI, since 2011, has coordinated and provided the scientific guidance to a European inter-laboratory group to develop and expand the knowledge base of fundamental solar measurements.

     

  10. 13 Jun 2016

    This report, published on 9 June 2016, is part of the CIRCLE project on “Costs of Inaction and Resource scarcity: consequences for Long-term Economic growth”, which seeks to take into account the feedbacks from environmental pressures and resource scarcity to the economy.