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Several panel members (from left): F. Schegel, UNESCO; Dr. M. Ouédraogo, African Union Commission; Dr. U. Engelmann, JRC and Dr. I. Naicker, South African Department of Science and Technology Several panel members (from left): F. Schegel, UNESCO; Dr. M. Ouédraogo, African Union Commission; Dr. U. Engelmann, JRC and Dr. I. Naicker, South African Department of Science and Technology
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Jul 15 2015

On 15 July, the European Commission organised a side event to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Two scientists discussing next to lab equipment JRC scientists work on ways to integrate data obtained through non-animal tests with computer models of the human body.
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Jul 14 2015

The JRC-run EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has just published its strategy to promote ways of integrating data obtained through non-animal tests with computer models of the human body.

The JRC report suggests that size as the sole defining property of a nanoparticle should be maintained The JRC report suggests that size as the sole defining property of a nanoparticle should be maintained
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Jul 10 2015

The JRC has published science-based options to improve the clarity and the practical application of the EC recommendation on the definition of a nanomaterial.

Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the JRC and Professor Antonio Bussalacchi, representing the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the JRC and Professor Antonio Bussalacchi, representing the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
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Jul 09 2015

On 9 July, during an official trip to the US, Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the JRC and Professor Antonio Bussalacchi, representing the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) signed a new research arrangement.

Prosection of a tree trunk showing inner rings The research team analysed the yearly growth rings in the plant stems to explore links between climate and vegetation change.
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Jul 07 2015

The JRC has contributed to "Climate sensitivity of shrub growth across the tundra biome", the biggest study to date of tundra shrub growth.

White clouds in a blue sky Our Common Future under Climate change is the largest conference taking place ahead of COP21.
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Jul 07 2015

On 7 July, the international scientific conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” - the largest scientific forum ahead of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  - starts in Paris.

Table mobile device being used on a table top The JRC and Italian regulators will test the Licensed Shared Access (LSA) approach for a more efficient use of radio spectrum
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Jul 06 2015

The JRC has started a pilot project in collaboration with the Italian Ministry for Economic Development to test the sharing of radio spectrum.

Close-up of two hands shaking The new database publishes ICT-based services ensuring the dissemination of existing good practices and rasies awareness about them.
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Jul 03 2015

The JRC partnered with EUROCARERS to launch a new online database of digital services for carers of older people to assist carers in fulfilling their activities.

Elke Anklam, Director JRC-IRMM with the 6 winners of the Jugend forscht Elke Anklam, Director JRC-IRMM with the 6 winners of the Jugend forscht
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Jul 03 2015

Six winners of the German "Jugend forscht" competition and two of the European Contest for the Young Scientists (EUCYS) joined the project which gave the two groups the opportunity to meet and discuss their works collectively.

Visual of a map of Europe inside a series of bubbles EU-NCL: strengthening the industrial base - advancing regulatory science.
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Jul 01 2015

On 1 July, the European Nano-Characterisation Laboratory funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme was launched.

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