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.
European Reference Materials are certified materials, which undergo uncompromising peer evaluation and offer highest quality and reliability. They are a major tool for improving the confidence in, and the mutual recognition of test results and certificates in a global market. CRMs comply with high metrological requirements, ensuring traceability of measurements results, and are the end-point of the traceability chain, thus being primary standards in chemistry.