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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 9 Dec 2013

    The formal participation agreement for the European Pavilion in the World Expo 2015 was signed today in Milan in the presence of the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

  9. 14 Oct 2013

    The JRC has released two new certified reference materials for milk and milk products. The release comes on World Standards Day, 14 October, which aims to raise awareness about the positive impact of standards. The European Reference Materials ERM®-BD150 and ERM®-BD151 make the many measurements related to the dairy sector trustworthy, thereby ensuring the safety of food products on the market. They are intended for quality control and for assessing the performance of the methods to measure elements in milk and milk products, and will support the dairy sector to comply with limits set in European legislation for some trace elements, such as calcium, potassium or magnesium.

  10. 13 Oct 2013

    Coinciding with the UN's International Day for Disaster Reduction on Sunday 13 October, the Joint Research Centre has recently published a study on technical recommendations for a European approach to standardise databases on disaster losses (human casualties, property and environment damage, and economic loss). Loss data is useful for implementing disaster risk reduction strategies in Europe (from local to national scales) and for helping to understand disaster loss trends at global level.