JRC News

  1. 24 Apr 2015

    The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) released two European Standards to which JRC-IRMM contributed through validation of the methods.

  2. 21 Apr 2015

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) developed and in-house validated a precise method for the determination of 10 selected pesticides in soy beans.

  3. 20 Apr 2015

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) produced the first two uranium reference materials certified for the production date for validation of methods.

  4. 17 Apr 2015

    A special paper collection addressing a number of the current challenges regarding “Reference Materials for Chemical Analysis” has been published by the peer-reviewed journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry under the guest editorship of Hendrik Emons and Stephen Wise.

  5. 17 Apr 2015

    JRC-IRMM developed and released the first certified reference material containing a defined DNA mass concentration that can be used to calibrate fluorescence-based assays for the quantification of nucleic acids in solution.

  6. 17 Apr 2015

    To understand whether laboratories can accurately determine the date of the production of uranium, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) organised a proficiency test through its specific inter-laboratory comparison programme REIMEP. The outcome of this exercise confirmed the participating laboratories' capability to perform this type of measurement.

  7. 14 Apr 2015

    In the frame of the European project QSAFFE scientists from the JRC developed a rapid method based on infrared spectroscopy for the traceability of DDGS in terms of botanical and geographical origin.

  8. 17 Feb 2015

    The contribution of JRC to the development of methods for the production of covariance data and new standards for neutron induced reactions were published in Nuclear Data Sheets. The papers were presented at the 3rd International Workshop on Nuclear Data Covariances, April 28 - May 1, 2014, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

  9. 5 Feb 2015

    The European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) on Heavy Metals (HM) organised two proficiency tests (PTs) to assess the capability of laboratories to determine cadmium, lead, arsenic, mercury and inorganic arsenic in mushrooms. Results show that arsenic and inorganic arsenic remain a challenge for a significant number of laboratories.

     

     

  10. 23 Jan 2015

    The radionuclide 209Po is the principal radiochemical tracer used worldwide to monitor polonium, an element known for its high chemical and radiological toxicity. Measurements performed in the radionuclide metrology laboratory of the JRC show that the reference value of the 209Po half-life used over the last 50 years is in error by 20%.