The Global Human Settlement Layer was launched at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III).
Nuclear materials such as uranium and plutonium can be used for both peaceful and military purposes. Nuclear safeguards is based on international agreements and in the EU has the rank of European law (Euratom Treaty (2012/C 327/01), Chapter VII, Euratom regulation 302/2005).
Nuclear safeguards are measures that:
Scientists at the JRC Cancer Information Group created an innovatively comprehensive tool to improve the quality and comparability of cancer data.
On 17-18 October 2016, the JRC is organising the first ever encounter between European policy labs, EU policymakers and national authorities in charge of public sector innovation.
The JRC has just released its biannual progress report 2014 – 2016, describing the JRC's DataBase service on ALternative Methods (DB-ALM).
The European project NanoChOp, including scientists form the JRC, compared the measurement performance of different techniques for size analysis of silica nanoparticles dispersed in biological media, such as serum.
JRC scientists have been developing and optimising animal-free testing strategies for the identification of chemicals with the potential to cause skin allergy, as a contribution towards international efforts aimed at fulfilling regulatory information requirements on chemical safety while at the same time reducing or avoiding the use of vertebrate animals.
A recently published JRC-led article presents the role and activities of the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN) Editorial Board, a voluntary group of taxonomic experts responsible for data quality assurance and updates of the EASIN system.
The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) hosted a two-day meeting with the members of the European Union Network of Laboratories for the Validation of Alternative Methods (EU-NETVAL) on the 10-11th October 2016.
JRC scientists commented on a recent article that appeared in the Journal of Nanoparticle Research concerning the use of "volume-specific surface area" (VSSA) for classification of nanomaterials.