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.

Screenshot TIPINS database

The TIPINS information system is a web-tool that contains a database of Nuclear Safety contracts financed by the European Union and implemented by DEVCO and ELARG. The main purpose of this tool is to provide an overview of policy implementation through graphs and statistics based in real time data as well as to facilitate the technical assessment of contract outputs and related lessons learned.

Collaborating DGs: 

The JRC maintains the online Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) which was developed in collaboration with the Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency. It covers all GHG included in the Kyoto Protocol and is based on the latest scientific information and data from international statistics on energy production and consumption, industrial manufacturing, agricultural production, waste treatment/disposal and the burning of biomass. This database allows to model emissions for all countries of the world in a comparable and consistent manner.


This portal disseminates cartographic information related to EU's coasts and seas both as maps and open data.

The European Atlas of the Seas
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Eurostat, DG Mobility and Transport, DG Regional and Urban Policy

The European Union System for the Evaluation of Substances (EUSES) is a decision-support instrument which enables government authorities, research institutes and chemical companies to carry out rapid and efficient assessments of the general risks posed by chemical substances. EUSES is intended mainly for initial and refined risk assessments rather than for comprehensive assessments.



The restricted access web-based platform THESEUS is used by OLAF and its partners in the EU Member States to have access to alerts related to illicit, financial related, activities (e.g. customs fraud, money laundering) obtained by applying in-house developed statistical methods on aggregated and dis-aggregared trade data.

Collaborating DGs: 
European Anti-Fraud Office

Toxmatch is an open-source software application that encodes several chemical similarity indices to facilitate the grouping of chemicals into categories and read-across.

The core functionalities include the ability to compare datasets based on various structural and descriptor-based similarity indices as well as the means to calculate pair wise similarity between compounds or aggregated similarity of a compound to a set.


Toxtree is a flexible and user-friendly open-source application that places chemicals into categories and predicts various kinds of toxic effects by applying decision tree approaches.

The software is made freely available as a service to scientific researchers and anyone with an interest in the application of computer-based estimation methods in the assessment of chemical toxicity.


The tree species map displays the habitat suitability for a range of tree species within Europe, and then predicts the change in suitability brought on by climate change. This tool is provided by the European Forest Data Centre (EFDAC), which is a central point for forest information at the European level in support to relevant EU policies.

EFDAC - Tree species habitat suitability