JRC News

  1. 3 Jun 2016

    The new certified reference materials (CRMs) will improve the reliability of measuring enterotoxin A (SEA) in cheese at sub nanogram/gram levels.

  2. 1 Jun 2016

    The European Commission presented its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends.

  3. 30 May 2016

    This year's open day was celebrated in parallel with the Commission open day in Brussels, where thousands also visited the JRC stand.

  4. 10 May 2016

    In the spring of 2017, the JRC will organise the next edition of its Resonances Art & Science Festival and Exhibition, and is looking for artists to take part in a preparatory workshop in August 2016.

  5. 15 Apr 2016

    Highlights include the launch of the European Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy, opening of the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre and the launch of the European Interoperability Laboratory for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids.

  6. 7 Apr 2016

    The focus of World Health Day on April 7 is diabetes, a disease which affects about 32 million people in the EU. The JRC supports the efforts to combat diabetes through its nutrition and health related activities, with special focus on children and adolescents. JRC scientists have recently developed a new reference material for the monitoring of diabetes markers in blood.

  7. 25 Mar 2016

    JRC scientists have developed and certified a new set of calibrants for the standardisation of measurements of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), a marker for the monitoring of diabetes in blood. Medical doctors use HbA1c values not only as an indicator for diabetes but also to assess the results of treatment.

  8. 14 Mar 2016

    Research data produced by the JRC or in cooperation with other partners is now publicly available, in support of the European Commission’s strategy on Open Science for improved circulation of knowledge and thus innovation for generating growth.

  9. 26 Feb 2016

    The key orientations of the JRC work programme reflect the 10 priorities set by the Commission’s agenda for jobs, growth, fairness and democratic change.

  10. 9 Feb 2016

    The JRC released two certified reference materials (CRMs) that will ensure the quality of results from testing toxic trace elements in plastics used for electric and electronic equipment. The two are upgraded versions of previous CRMs and are now able to identify – besides lead, cadmium, mercury and chromium – also six other elements. This will support the implementation of EU legislation which requires limiting those compounds to ensure the protection of consumers and the environment.