EU Science Hub

Scientific tools & databases

The range of work carried out at the JRC includes the

  • compilation of databases
  • development of software and modelling tools

On the basis of our open data principles we publish tools and databases with clear descriptions for each entry here on the Science Hub.

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. 

To search specific datasets or collections, the JRC Data Catalogue opens access to our data.

This tool gives you access to several software packages dedicated to econometric analysis: - PROGRAM GAP: a bivariate model as proposed by K.Kuttner; - PROGRAM DMM: for Bayesian inference in Dynamic Mixture Models; - EEMC: develops sensitivity analysis tools for DYNARE; - BUSY: a software for business cycle analysis; - FLASH: rapid estimates of Quarterly National Account main aggregates; - GLUEWIN: implements the Generalized Likelihood Uncertainty Estimation (GLUE) methodology; - SS-ANOVA-R: estimation of multivariate Smoothing Spline ANOVA models with Recursive algorithms.

Acronym: 
econometric statistical software packages
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Economic and Financial Affairs

The freely accessible Europe Media Monitor (EMM) is a fully automatic system that analyses both traditional and social media. It gathers and aggregates about 300,000 news articles per day from news portals world-wide in up to 70 languages.

Acronym: 
EMM-NewsBrief
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Communication

The Global Multi-country model (GM), jointly developed by the JRC and DG ECFIN, has been designed in 2014 to complement the model QUEST to support the EC in its macroeconomic surveillance, monitoring and forecasting tasks. It is regularly used to contribute to the Spring and Autumn releases of the European Economic Forecasts by providing model-based drivers identification of forecast of GDP.

Acronym: 
GM

GAP is used by the EC and the Member States to calculate the output gap, which is the key variable in the monitoring of fiscal deficits in the EU in application of the Stability and Growth Pact.

Acronym: 
GAP

QUEST is a macroeconomic model to analyse and understand the state of the EU economy. It is developed by DG ECFIN with support from the JRC. The current version QUEST III is applied since 2007.

Acronym: 
QUEST III
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Economic and Financial Affairs

RHOMOLO is the spatial computable general equilibrium model of the European Commission focusing on EU regions developed by the JRC's Regional Economic Modelling team in collaboration with DG REGIO

Acronym: 
RHOMOLO
Collaborating DGs: 
Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
Urban Data Platform Screenshot

The Urban Data Platform is a joint initiative of the DG JRC and DG Regional and Urban Policy. It provides an access point to exchange information on the status and trends of European cities and regions.

It also aims to aid decision makers, policy analysists and other stakeholders:

Acronym: 
UDP
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Regional and Urban Policy