JRC News

  1. 28 Aug 2015

    New JRC report helps identifying substances that might need to be considered within the European chemicals regulation REACH as potentially causing serious effects on human health and the environment.

  2. 25 Aug 2015

    Co-edited and co-authored by ECVAM scientists, the "In Vitro Toxicology Systems" book has been shortlisted for this year's Lush Prize in the training category. It brings together important issues and considerations needed in order to develop a workable, reliable, integrated testing strategy for the replacement of animals in toxicity testing regimes.  The Lush Prize, now in its fourth year, rewards scientists and organisations for their outstanding contributions to replacing animal testing.

  3. 24 Aug 2015

    A JRC survey on the use of ISO standards in breast cancer care services in Europe finds that in 76% of the countries examined at least one healthcare organisation is accredited or holds an accredited certificate of conformity to the respective standard.

  4. 18 Aug 2015

    The JRC's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternative Methods to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has adapted the format of DB-ALM, its unique public database on alternative methods, to fully comply with the OECD guidance for describing non-guideline in vitro test methods.

  5. 15 Jul 2015

    On 15 July, the European Commission organised a side event to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  6. 14 Jul 2015

    The JRC-run EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has just published its strategy to promote ways of integrating data obtained through non-animal tests with computer models of the human body.

  7. 10 Jul 2015

    The JRC has published science-based options to improve the clarity and the practical application of the EC recommendation on the definition of a nanomaterial.

  8. 3 Jul 2015

    Six winners of the German "Jugend forscht" competition and two of the European Contest for the Young Scientists (EUCYS) joined the project which gave the two groups the opportunity to meet and discuss their works collectively.

  9. 1 Jul 2015

    On 1 July, the European Nano-Characterisation Laboratory funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme was launched.

  10. 26 Jun 2015

    JRC scientists support the EU's fight against illicit drugs with their work on speedy recognition of new psychoactive substances.