JRC research topics

The JRC carries out research in a wide variety of fields. Located across five sites throughout the EU, seven research institutes work in the areas of agriculture and food security, energy and transport, environment and climate change, health and consumer protection, information society, safety and security, innovation and growth, measurements and standards, and nuclear safety and security.

  1. JRC carries out a significant amount of research, and provides the EU with support in the area of illicit trafficking of nuclear including prevention, detection and response actions to illicit trafficking.


    Science Areas: Nuclear safety and security
    Keywords: nuclear, safeguards, security
  2. The JRC has developed the European Community Urgent Radiological Information Exchange (ECURIE) system and the automatic European Radiological Data Exchange Platform (EURDEP) to support efforts in the area of nuclear emergency support.


    Science Areas: Nuclear safety and security
    Keywords: nuclear, crisis
  3. The JRC are experts in emergency information exchange, including in the area of nuclear science which is important to rapidly and accurately interpret and evaluate the consequences of the results being measured.


    Science Areas: Nuclear safety and security
    Keywords: nuclear, crisis, monitoring
  4. Actinides have many possible applications in various strategic fields, but because of their radio-toxicity, it is necessary to carry out reliable safety assessments of their behaviour. This research is carried out at the JRC in collaboration with a number of academic partners worldwide.


    Science Areas: Standards, Nuclear safety and security
    Keywords: nuclear, measurement, actinide
  5. The JRC carries out research in the area of targeted alpha therapy (also called Alpha-Immunotherapy), which is a new approach to cancer treatment.


    Science Areas: Nuclear safety and security
    Keywords: nuclear, health, cancer
  6. JRC carries out analysis of proliferation concerns by combining nuclear fuel cycle expertise with export control and trade analysis.


    Science Areas: Nuclear safety and security
    Keywords: nuclear, safeguards, security
  7. JRC research on nuclear energy aims to achieve a viable and diverse energy mix, limit CO2 emissions, maintain security of energy supply and energy independence, and promote economic development and employment. Nuclear power contributes more than 25% to the current electricity generation. A significant number of EU Member States rely on nuclear power in their national energy mix, as part of a long-term strategic energy infrastructure.

     

     

     


    Science Areas: Energy and transport
    Keywords: nuclear, energy
  8. Nuclear fuel safety is the basic component of all safety requirements associated with nuclear energy production. The ultimate goal is to ensure that fuel rods in the reactor core will fulfil their main safety function, which consists of retaining all radionuclides, while generating energy. 


    Science Areas: Nuclear safety and security, Safety and Security
    Keywords: nuclear, safety, fuel
  9. For nuclear knowledge management, training and education, the JRC has set up a number of projects (including CAPTURE) to help harmonise nuclear skills and contribute to nuclear education, training and knowledge management.


    Science Areas: Nuclear safety and security
    Keywords: nuclear, training
  10. The JRC carries out research in the field of nuclear materials under extreme conditions in order to understand and reliably predict the behaviour of these materials.


    Science Areas: Nuclear safety and security
    Keywords: nuclear, measurement