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.

AnchovyID aims at providing molecular tools in support of traceability and anchovy product authentication. Traceability and product authentication in the fishing industry sector play an increasingly important role. While traceability through labelling is well established and supported by respective regulations, monitoring and enforcement of this rules is still hampered by the lack of efficient diagnostic tools.


To simulate impacts of climate change to agriculture and to evaluate adaptation strategies, the JRC uses its Bio-physical Model Applications Framework (BioMA). A suite of model components implemented in the modelling framework enable simulations of various crops in agricultural systems under present and future climate change scenarios. Modelling activities of the JRC are being integrated with other bio-physical and economic models in order to allow for an integrated approach to the evaluation of climate change scenarios.

Collaborating DGs: 
DG Agriculture and Rural Development

The Blue Hub is the JRC in-house platform to perform research in the fields of maritime surveillance and Maritime Situational Awareness (MSA). The Blue Hub platform integrates vessel positioning data, contextual information and satellite based imagery to track some 160.000 vessels in real-time.

Blue Hub

The JRC's Catchment Characterisation and Modelling (CCM) activity provides a database of river networks.


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 & Feed (EU-RL GMFF) as foreseen by the Commission Regulation (EC) No 641/2004.


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

Chemicals can be searched by their name, (also partial), CAS Registration number, InChIKey or chemical structure (by drawing the molecule in an appropriate editor).

Once either of these search criteria is entered, the JRC service searches through a series of public repositories and offers clickable links to the exact pages where more information about the chemical can be found. 


The Chemical Lists Information System provides a means of identifying whether a chemical (or chemical group) has been used in a research or validation project (including EU-funded, international and JRC projects), and also whether the chemical of interest is regulated and listed under a specific regulatory inventory.

CheLIST provides information on chemical identifiers (e.g. name, CAS number) and chemical structure and the database can be searched according to these types of information.

Screenshot CH-OEF database
The CH-OEF information system is a web-tool aimed to collect and analyse information on operating events occurred at Nuclear Power Plants, as well as to gather and file the feedbacks to these operating events in a systematic way. The main purpose of this tool is to further develop communication, cooperation and sharing of operating experience and event reporting amongst the European Nuclear Regulatory Authorities participating in the ClearingHouse network.
Collaborating DGs: 

This webpage provides information about the climate change impacts on hydrological resources and cycles; floods, droughts, water resources.

FLOODS-Climate Change

The Community Image Data (CID) portal provides access to satellite remote sensing data.

Collaborating DGs: 
DG Agriculture and Rural Development, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology