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. 

  1. The Central Core DNA Sequence Information System (CCSIS) is an implementation of a DNA sequence database integrated with bioinformatics tools to give support to the European Union Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Food & Fe

    Acronym: CCSIS
  2. The ChemAgora portal provides a fast lane to chemical information available online on a certain chemical substance.

    Acronym: ChemAgora
  3. In order to develop and assess computational and in vitro methods for predictive toxicology, there is a need to identify chemicals for which property data are available.

    Acronym: CheLIST
  4. The CoCal toolboxes are standardised databases with information about the composition of cocoa butters, cocoa butter equivalents and more than 4000 mixtures thereof (CoCal 1), while CoCal 2 has a information about the composition of a wide range of milk fat samples and more than 900 mixtures with

    Acronym: CoCal
  5. This Danish (Q)SAR database is a repository of estimates from over 70 (Q)SAR models for 166,072 chemicals. The (Q)SAR models encompass endpoints for physicochemical properties, fate, eco-toxicity, absorption, metabolism and toxicity.

    Acronym: DANISH QSAR
  6. DART (Decision Analysis by Ranking Techniques) is a powerful and user-friendly software tool designed for the ranking of chemicals according to their environmental and toxicological concern based on the most recent ranking theories.

    Acronym: DART
  7. The purpose of the GMOINFO system is to publish information regarding notifications submitted from the applicants to the Member States Competent Authorities about deliberate field trials and placing on the market for cultivation, food, feed and processing, of genetically modified organisms, as defined in Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 March 2001.

    Acronym: GMOINFO
    Collaborating DGs: DG Health and Food Safety
  8. The DB-ALM is a public, factual database service that provides evaluated information on development and applications of advanced and alternative methods to animal experimentation in the field of biomedical sciences and toxicology for research or regulatory purposes.

    Acronym: DB-ALM
  9. The European Exposure Factors (ExpoFacts) Sourcebook is a collection of statistics and references covering a range of fields such as data on housing, diet and population.

    Acronym: ExpoFacts
  10. The JRC's FACET exposure tool is a downloadable software to estimate consumers' exposure to food flavourings, food additives and substances that can migrate from food contact materials into food.

    Acronym: FACET