We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
An Interim Storage Facility (ISF) at JRC Ispra is set to host the nuclear waste from the site, including already existing waste and waste deriving from the ongoing decommissioning of the JRC Ispra nuclear installations. All nuclear waste from the Ispra site will be transported to the Italian National nuclear waste repository when this facility is completed.
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) of Poland signed today a collaboration agreement focusing on nuclear material research, security, and medical applications.
The Collaboration Agreement will be of mutual benefit for both organisations and allows developing synergies in different areas of nuclear research. It will support fostering JRC scientific excellence by pursuing common research and implementing the JRC Education and Training strategy. In addition, the agreement opens JRC's research infrastructure to external scientific use.
On 2 December, the Commission launched a new training and knowledge-sharing initiative to prepare specialists for the dismantling of present and future obsolete nuclear plants in Europe as they reach their end-of-life. Led by the JRC, the European Learning Initiatives for Nuclear Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation (ELINDER) will be implemented in cooperation with 14 partners with expertise in the nuclear field.
A study on targeted alpha therapy of brain tumours led by the Medical University of Warsaw in cooperation with the JRC won the 2016 Marie Curie Award of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). The prestigious award recognises the best paper out of 2201 contributions submitted to the 2016 Annual Meeting of the EANM.