We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The range of work carried out at the JRC includes the
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.
ENSEMBLE is a web-based platform for the inter-comparison and evaluation of atmospheric chemistry transport and dispersion models.
The Environmental Marine Information System (EMIS) has been developed to facilitate access to scientific and technical environmental products and relies on biological and physical variables generated from both hydrodynamic models and satellite remote sensing. A number of these variables and advanced products are available to the scientific and managerial community through a geographic information system (GIS) tool, enabling the user to create maps and conduct basic regional assessments.
The European Railway Accident Information Links (ERAIL) database ensures that the information relevant to the safety of the railways in the EU Member States is accessible and transparent to all interested parties and stakeholders in the railway domain. The JRC supports the European Railway Agency (ERA) in its task of collecting and proving public access to investigation reports and a biennial report on safety performance, based on Common Safety Indicators (CSIs), national reports on safety and accidents and its own information.
The EU-Aid Explorer is a unique web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world. Maps and graphs are used to visualize which donor is active where, which sectors and countries receive how much assistance and how funding changes over time.
EU-Forest is a high-resolution tree occurrence dataset for Europe.
The EMAR knowledge base aims to synthesize the public outputs from Euratom research projects on ageing mechanisms of materials used to construct European nuclear power plants (NPPs).
The knowledge base is designed so that the research findings from all the relevant projects are presented in concise, easily accessible and navigable synthesis reports.
The DB-ALM is a service that provides 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.
The EURL ECVAM Search Guide provides search principles and procedures, suggested search terms and user guidance together with an inventory of information resources to support untrained database users in finding information on relevant alternative strategies and methods on the Internet.
Developed by the JRC's EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM), the Search Guide was first published as a handbook in 2012 by the EU Bookshop.
The EURL ECVAM Tracking System for Alternative methods towards Regulatory acceptance (TSAR) provides an overview of alternative (non-animal) methods that have been proposed for regulatory safety or efficacy testing of chemicals or biological agents such as vaccines.
It tracks the progress from submission of an alternative method for validation through to its final adoption by inclusion into the regulatory framework.