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.

Climate change is expected to expand the world’s fragile drylands through an increased frequency, duration and severity of droughts. This may lead to an accelerated rate of desertification which, in turn, is likely to increase poverty. The JRC studies different aspects of these coupled human-environmental phenomena by monitoring and assesseing regional and global desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD). It develops integrated methodologies and indicators for assessing DLDD, which are used to compile the World Atlas of Desertification,.

Acronym: 
WAD

The Water Project Toolkit (WPT) aims to promote the sustainable development of the water sector. Based on internationally agreed principles, it serves as a guide for all those involved in developing the water sector, such as governments, service providers, stakeholders in civil society, research, academia, other higher education institutions, and international organisations involved in development of water resources management.

Acronym: 
WPT
Collaborating DGs: 
Directorate General for Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid
WFD Ecological Methods Database

Water Framework Directive (WFD) - Ecological Methods Database.

 

Acronym: 
WFD Ecological Methods Database
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

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.

Acronym: 
EFDAC - Tree species habitat suitability

The TRANSURANUS fuel performance code is a key instrument for the thermal, mechanical and neutron-physical analysis of a cylindrical fuel rod in nuclear reactors. Therefore, it combines the interacting phenomena by taking into account all relevant thermal, mechanical and isotopic properties of nuclear fuel – most of them changing during reactor operation or long-term storage. The code is applied for design as well as for licensing of nuclear fuel – by various research centres, universities, nuclear safety authorities and industrial partners across Europe. 

Acronym: 
TRANSURANUS
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Energy

The Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS) monitors the implementation and effectiveness of the roadmaps developed by the Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA).
TRIMIS analyses technology trends, research and innovation capacities and developments in the European transport sector, providing open-access information.

Acronym: 
TRIMIS
Collaborating DGs: 
DG MOVE, DG RTD

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.

Acronym: 
Toxtree

ToxRTool provides comprehensive criteria and guidance for assessing the reliability of toxicological data.

Acronym: 
ToxRTool

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.

Acronym: 
Toxmatch

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