JRC News

  1. 30 Dec 2015

    According to a new JRC study, 23 out of the 28 EU countries have implemented the European Technical Standards (Eurocodes) for buildings and other civil engineering works.

  2. 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.

     

  3. 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.

  4. 7 Aug 2015

    The JRC, together with Nucleonica GmbH, has released a new edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart, an extended periodic table which displays all known isotopes of every element and their radioactive data.

  5. 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.

  6. 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."

  7. 24 Apr 2015

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

  8. 21 Apr 2015

    A JRC foresight study suggests the European standardisation system should accelerate and rely on an integrated strategy. The study argues this is the only way standardisation will be able to keep pace with technological developments and societal challenges, stimulating innovation and fostering competition.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.