JRC News

  1. 17 Nov 2015

    In close collaboration with scientists from various European laboratories, JRC scientists produced better decay data of the long-lived radionuclide samarium(Sm)-151. This work contributes to an improved radiological characterisation of nuclear waste.

     

  2. 30 Oct 2015

    The JRC–Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) supported the organisation of the International Conference on Clinical Measurements in close cooperation with the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM) and the Centre for Metrological Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (CIRME) of the University of Milan, Italy. The conference was entitled "Defining analytical performance goals 15 years after the Stockholm conference" and took place in Milan from 24-25 November 2014.  It was attended by 215 participants from 41 countries, embracing the five continents.

  3. 23 Jun 2015

    The JRC has played a central role in the OECD testing programme of representative manufactured nanomaterials. The programme was led by the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) and had the objective to ensure that the approaches for assessment of hazard, exposure and risk for manufactured nanomaterials “are of a high quality, science-based and internationally harmonised."

  4. 24 Apr 2015

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

  5. 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.

  6. 3 Apr 2014

    Students from the Belgian Nuclear higher Education Network (BNEN) participated in the Nuclear Safeguards course organised by SCK•CEN at JRC-IRMM. The course aims at making nuclear engineers more acquainted with the (non-) proliferation aspects of nuclear energy. Lectures were alternated with class room exercises, a visit to the JRC-IRMM nuclear safeguards laboratories and "hands-on" measurements to verify the enrichment of uranium samples.

  7. 11 Oct 2013

    From 14th to 18th  October 2013, the JRC  will host the World Standards Week at the IRMM commemorating the World Standards Day on the 14th October.  

  8. 8 Oct 2013

    The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) is working together with the JRC on issues of common interest, and exploring potential synergies in the field of harmonisation of analytical standards for wine and spirit drinks.

  9. 13 Jun 2013
    The scientific workshop on olive oil authentication, jointly organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and the Joint Research Centre, Institute of Reference Materials and Measurements (Geel, Belgium) together with the International Olive Council, took place in Madrid on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th June.
  10. 29 May 2013
    The JRC, in collaboration with other European scientists, has developed a new protocol for the validation of methods by collaborative trial or single-laboratory validation. This leads to fit-for-purpose analytical methods to be used by official food and feed control.