We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The Biometrics Laboratory evaluates the reliability of biometric technologies in real operational conditions with real biometric datasets, and to identify best practices in their deployments.
The purpose of the laboratory is to perform conformity testing of electronic travel documents in accordance with the applicable ISO standards and the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Authority) requirements.
The JRC's European Crisis Management Laboratory carries out research across a diverse range of areas including intentional threats, natural disasters and health crises, using ICT focused solutions which integrate devices, applications, and crisis management related information sources.
The EMSL offers a broad range of testing capabilities in the radio-frequency range, in support to the Galileo project, to standardisation and regulation under the EU Radio Spectrum Policy.
The European Nuclear Security Training Centre (EUSECTRA) instructs front-line officers, trainers and experts on how to detect and respond to illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials.
EUSECTRA offers hands-on training using a wide variety of radioactive and nuclear materials and a broad selection of equipment and measurement instruments.
Indoors, one of the training areas simulates airport conditions, equipped with a pedestrian portal monitor and an x-ray conveyor.
The purpose of the laboratory is to perform conformity testing of electronic travel documents in accordance with the applicable ISO standards and the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Authority) requirements
Explosives trace detection laboratory conducts research in support of European Commission Mobility and Transport's aviation security (AVSEC) inspectors.
The Food Contact Materials (FCM) laboratory develops guidelines and tools for the implementation of legislation, performs pre-normative research on materials, kitchenware, ceramics, recycled plastics and studies on non-harmonised materials.