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.

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: 

90% of the world's cargo is transported in maritime containers, but only 2% is physically inspected by customs authorities, opening the possibility for illicit activities. Today, it is widely believed that the only viable way to control containerized cargo is through information-based risk analysis. In this way, it becomes possible to target high-risk consignments and proceed with costly physical checks, only where needed.

Collaborating DGs: 
European Anti-Fraud Office

The Chemical Reactivity and Fate Tool (CRAFT) allows the user to evaluate the chemical reactivity, persistence, biodegradation and fate of chemical compounds in the environment.

The Metabolic Information Input System Editor (METIS) is designed for the storage and input of information on metabolic pathways and degradation reactions in the database employed by CRAFT software.


The Danube Reference Data and Services (DRDSI) project facilitates the exchange of well-documented data for the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) by providing access to remotely held data from multiple domains and across borders to support the EUSDR’s integrated policy-making needs. Importantly, the DRDSI also builds on EU Member States’ investments to implement the INSPIRE Directive (2007/2/EC).


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.

Different kinds of order ranking methods, roughly classified as total (also called even-scoring) and partial-order ranking methods (Hasse diagram technique), are implemented in DART. These methods can be used to rank chemicals on the basis of more than one variable.