JRC News

  1. 25 Jun 2015

    From the 22nd to the 23rd of June, the JRC hosted the first meeting of the National Platforms on Nanomedicine.

  2. 24 Jun 2015

    The JRC hosted a very successful awareness-raising event with an EU exhibit on soil at this year’s 4-day Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, which was attended by a record-breaking number of visitors. The exhibit showcased soil-related issues in Scotland and Europe in an informative and engaging manner, and made a real contribution to the International Year of Soils.  Feedback from the Commissioner Hogan, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, was extremely positive.

     

  3. 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."

  4. 23 Jun 2015

    JRC scientists developed an algorithm for the calculation of a mean value of discrepant data. This algorithm improves the consistency of reference values and even outperforms the most popular method used in meta-analysis of medical trials.

  5. 22 Jun 2015

    The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a regulation upgrading the EU framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector to support scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The JRC will maintain its central role under the new regulation - once adopted - and has been instrumental in the conception of the proposal, building on a longstanding experience in collecting and maintaining fisheries data reported by EU Member States.

  6. 22 Jun 2015

    Crop yield forecasts for most winter cereals at EU-28 level have been lowered compared to last month’s forecast due suboptimal weather conditions.

  7. 22 Jun 2015

    On the 27th June as part of the 300th Birthday of the City of Karlsruhe, EFFEKTE 2015 transforms the palace (schloss) gardens of Karlsruhe into a huge science experience where visitors can enjoy live experiments, demonstrations, science shows and a varied stage program. Taking part in the festival will be a variety of scientific institutions, municipal buildings, cultural institutions and retail stores hosting various events on the subject of science and research.

     

  8. 22 Jun 2015

    ENCATC has launched the call for applications for the 2nd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management.

    This annual award is granted to a recently published PhD thesis exploring, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake and taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research. In addition, the ENCATC Award is rewarded to a PhD thesis that can inform policymaking and benefit practitioners active in the broad field of culture.

  9. 17 Jun 2015

    A case study published by the JRC, in collaboration with CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research), found significant differences in the values of forest change estimates in Tanzania reported by American researchers, the JRC and the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization.

  10. 16 Jun 2015

    Scientists from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements contributed to experiments at CERN, studying neutron induced fission reactions on the two main uranium isotopes, U-235 and U-238. These reactions are fundamentally important in the field of nuclear technology, particularly for the development of new systems for energy production and nuclear waste transmutation.