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. 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.

  3. 5 Mar 2015

    The JRC and the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) have successfully demonstrated the principle of an innovative technique analysing particle-like debris of melted nuclear fuel.

  4. 14 Oct 2014

    The World Standards Day, celebrated internationally on 14 October, puts the focus on the benefits of standards and harmonised measurements for global and regional economies, as well as for societies. Around 70% of the JRC work is related in one way or another to standardisation. Our scientists provide scientific and technical support in a range of areas from environmental monitoring to critical infrastructure protection, and from food and feed safety to nuclear safety and security.

  5. 19 Aug 2014

    The JRC has released a new report giving a comprehensive overview of its research on nuclear safety and security, including their policy background and context. The nuclear activities of the JRC are aimed at supporting the implementation of EU legislation, giving priority to the highest standards for nuclear safety and security in the Union, and internationally.

  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.