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The reaction wall of the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment will be now open to wider scientific community The reaction wall of the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment will be now open to wider scientific community
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Jul 13 2017
The JRC is opening its scientific laboratories and facilities to scientists and researchers from the private and public sectors.
Vladimír Šucha and Dr. Ryoji Chubachi The new agreement opens new possibilities for scientific exchange
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May 31 2017
The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, and the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) signed a Research Framework Agreement (RFA) to boost cooperation and scientific excellence.
The JRC has taken part in the scientific programme of the AAAS annual meeting since 2008. The JRC has taken part in the scientific programme of the AAAS annual meeting since 2008.
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Feb 15 2017
The JRC will showcase its activities in combating nuclear terrorism, spurring policy innovations and strengthening European scientific advisory structures at AAAS 2017.
Female scientist in lab coat graphic Women are 38% of senior managers at the JRC and nearly 40% of all staff.
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Feb 10 2017
Women fill 38% of senior management posts at the JRC, showing our commitment to gender equality in science and in the European Commission.
Vladimir Šucha, JRC Director-General and Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN and CENELEC signing the agreement On 20 October 2016, Vladimir Šucha, JRC Director-General and Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN and CENELEC signed the renewed cooperation agreement on behalf of their institutions.
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Oct 21 2016
A renewed cooperation agreement between the organisations will further enhance the exchange of knowledge and expertise between scientific research and European standardisation.
A finger pressing the third floor button of an elevator panel Around 50% of the yearly steel production in the EU comes from recycling scrap metal.
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Aug 10 2016

Metal recycling conserves natural ore resources and supports sustainable development, hence benefitting industry, consumers and the environment. However, several accidents in the past decades where inadvertently collected scrap metal contained radioactive material resulted in stricter controls and development of new standards to detect contaminated scrap metal and protect citizens and the environment from its harmful effects.

Fuel pump The JRC's new certified reference material will help establish the lowest temperature use of biodiesel.
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Jul 29 2016

This material helps laboratories to accurately establish the lowest temperature at which biodiesel can be used, supporting the implementation of the EU policy on the use of biofuels for transport.

Participants at the European Microwave Signature Laboratory (EMSL), currently primarily used for testing wireless communication systems, including Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Participants at the European Microwave Signature Laboratory (EMSL), currently primarily used for testing wireless communication systems, including Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).
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Jul 29 2016

From 19 to 29 July, the JRC site in northern Italy hosted 47 students, early-stage researchers and young professionals from 17 countries for the 10th edition of European Space Agency (ESA)/JRC international summer school on GNSS.

A block of hard cheese The new certified reference materials will increase the reliability of measuring SEA in cheese at sub nanogram/gram levels.
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Jun 03 2016

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

A calibration device held by gloved hands. Often seen as merely a technical issue, standards are important economic drivers.
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Jun 01 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.

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