JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Scientific tools & databases

The range of work carried out at the JRC also includes the compilation of a large number of databases in addition to the development of software and modelling tools. These resources are either available to all members of the public or to specific research groups, providing assistance to scientists in carrying out their work.

The objective of this directory is to allow easy navigation through the available tools and databases, providing clear descriptions for each entry.

The tools and databases are categorised by name and acronym, but can be filtered by research area, keyword and JRC institute responsible for the coordination of the particular entry. 

netBravo maps the speed, quality and access to the internet
©EU, 2016

netBravo is a free mobile application intended to map the speed, quality and access to the internet. Once installed on the smartphone, netBravo samples the radio waves and monitors the quality of wireless signals in the user's surroundings. The app records technical parameters of the signals that a mobile device is able to receive – Wi-Fi, 4G, 3G, and GSM – and as the user moves around, it feeds information to a map of Europe.

Acronym: 
netBravo

IPCheM, the Information Platform for Chemical Monitoring, is a single point of access for discovering, accessing and retrieving chemical monitoring data collections that are managed by and available to European Commission bodies, Member States, international and national organisations and researchers.

Acronym: 
IPCHEM
Collaborating DGs: 
DG ENV, DG SANTE,

EXITO-Narrator is a web-based exercise management tool, which focuses on the story-telling aspect of a scenario, and is therefore particularly adept at driving high level political exercises.

Acronym: 
EXITO-Narrator
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Migration and Home Affairs, DG Mobility and Transport
The data portal for spatial data on terrestrial ecosystem modelling (agriculture, forestry and other land uses, AFOLU) is currently offline due to technical reasons.
 
Please find below a full list of available datasets. Public datasets can be downloaded immediately, while a request has to be sent for access to restricted datasets . In both cases please use the links given in the right column of the table. Please note that there is a disclaimer provided with each dataset.
Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) screenshot Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO)
©EU, 2015

The Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) is an initiative of the European Commission to monitor and analyse research and innovation developments at country and EU levels to support better policy making in Europe.

Acronym: 
RIO
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Research and Innovation
Map of Europe showing the different regions Map of Europe showing the different regions
©EU, 2015

The Geospatial Risk and Resilience Assessment Platform (GRRASP) can be used for the analysis of complex networked systems taking into consideration cross-sectoral and cross-border interdependencies.

Acronym: 
GRRASP
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Migration and Home Affairs
Screenshot STRESA database
©EU, 2015

The STRESA (Storage of Thermal REactor Safety Analysis Data) information system was developed by the JRC in Ispra in the year 2000 to disseminate documents and experimental data from large in-house JRC scientific projects on severe accidents. Since then, it has been extensively used as repository of experimental data. Now, the Knowledge for Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards unit of the JRC is administrating and maintaining a new version of the STRESA information system assuring the secure use of its severe accident experimental data and calculations.

Acronym: 
STRESA
Screenshot TIPINS database Screenshot TIPINS database
©EU, 2015

The TIPINS information system is a web-tool that contains a database of Nuclear Safety contracts financed by the European Union and implemented by DEVCO and ELARG. The main purpose of this tool is to provide an overview of policy implementation through graphs and statistics based in real time data as well as to facilitate the technical assessment of contract outputs and related lessons learned.

Acronym: 
TIPINS
Collaborating DGs: 
DEVCO
Screenshot of the website Bioeconomy Observatory website.
©EU, 2015

The Bioeconomy Observatory provides all the latest data and information about bioeconomy, including statistics on investments in research, policy mapping, bioeconomy country profiles, data visualisation and analytical reports.

Acronym: 
BIOBS

The European Forestry Dynamics Model (EFDM) simulates the development of the forest and estimates volume of wood harvested for any given forested area. This estimate can be broken down by, for example, species, site quality, management regime and ownership category. The EFDM was conceived as a flexible system for harmonised forestry modelling. It was developed to process data from Europe’s National Forest Inventories.

Acronym: 
EFDM

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