JRC News

Mar 24 2010

JRC-IRMM has released a series of new reference materials certified for food proximates and essential elements, supporting the European Directive (EC) 90/496 on nutritional labelling for foodstuffs as well as European Directive (EC) 2000/13 on labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs.

May 20 2010

The JRC's Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) is celebrating World Metrology Day on 20 May 2010 by releasing online a 50th anniversary commemorative brochure.

Hendrik Emons Hendrik Emons
May 21 2010

Hendrik Emons, Head of the Reference Materials Unit at JRC-IRMM, has been become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences.

May 26 2010

IRMM is looking for experts to participate in the review process during reference material certification. Deadline for applications is 31 August 2010 12:00 CET. Read the call.

Jul 09 2010

On 9 July 2010, the Governor of the Antwerp province, Cathy Berx, visited IRMM to learn more about the activities of the JRC's institute based in Geel.

Hiroshima steel samples Hiroshima steel samples
Apr 15 2010

Scientists at JRC's Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) have performed extremely low-level measurements of radioactivity in old steel samples from Hiroshima. These latest measurements provide robust support to Hiroshima dosimetry calculations, which are crucial for our knowledge about the effects of radiation on the human body.

Sep 20 2010

JRC-IRMM would like to inform our internet visitors that we have recently changed the underlying software used to host the internet site.

Sep 21 2010

The reference material, IRMM-046b, has been re-certified for isotope amount content and isotopic composition, following a calibration campaign inter-linking several of IRMM's plutonium reference materials on a metrological basis, and using state-of-the-art measurement procedures. 

Sep 21 2010

A call for expressions of interest has been launched for collaborating organisations for the TrainMiC® programme.

Sep 29 2010

A delegation from the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) visited JRC-IRMM on 29 September 2010. The delegation included the Honourable Members of the European Parliament, Ivo Belet and Mario Pirillo.