JRC News

  1. 3 Jul 2015

    The JRC partnered with EUROCARERS to launch a new online database of digital services for carers of older people to assist carers in fulfilling their activities.

  2. 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.

  3. 26 Jun 2015

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

  4. 25 Jun 2015

    From the 22nd to the 23rd of June, the JRC hosted the first meeting of the National Platforms on Nanomedicine.

  5. 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."

  6. 5 Jun 2015

    Together with the European Commission's Directorate-General Taxation and Customs, the JRC invites researchers in behavioural economics to submit proposals for projects aiming at improving tax compliance and enforcement. This competition of ideas will select the best proposals and winners will be invited to present their projects at a workshop which will take place at the JRC's site in Ispra, Italy, on 24 and 25 September 2015.

  7. 4 Jun 2015

    In collaboration with scientists from more than 60 European and pan-European research institutions, JRC scientists developed and certified a set of 6  plasmid reference materials (CRMs)  for the standardisation of chronic myeloid leukaemia treatment.

  8. 3 Jun 2015

    The European Commission today issued a Communication in response to the European Citizens’ Initiative Stop Vivisection.

  9. 22 May 2015

    In their recent peer-reviewed paper entitled "Genetically modified animals: options and issues for traceability and enforcement", JRC scientists provide an overview of the 75 GM-animals already existing or in advanced state of development worldwide. About half of these are designed for the food market.  The study also reviews the available methods for control and traceability in the food and feed chain.

  10. 13 May 2015

    The JRC has released a new report on its scientific support to EU's "from farm to fork" policy which ensures Europeans enjoy safe and nutritious food, while facilitating the food industry to work under the best possible conditions.