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  1. Reference materials for environmental analysis

    The protection of the environment is amongst the highest priorities worldwide. The identification of environmental pollution is based on monitoring campaigns that periodically assess the quality of our water, soil and air. The reliability and comparabilit ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Reference materials for materials science

    Maintaining and enhancing competitiveness of European companies is a prerequisite for increasing the level of employment in the European Union and to ensure sustained wealth of its citizens. The Europe 2020 strategy recognises this need and proposes measu ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Reference materials for microbiology and pathogens

    The regular occurrence of food borne pathogen related outbreaks in the EU, the ongoing struggle with pathogens in health care and public health as well as the security threat related to the potential misuse of pathogens emphasise the need for an adequate ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Reference materials for nuclear safeguards, safety and security

    Nuclear safety, security and non-proliferation are absolute priorities for the EU, supporting the international initiative on a holistic Safety, Security and Safeguards (“3S”) concept for nuclear energy. The European Commission as guardian of the Treaties ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Reference materials for clinical analysis

    The measurement of biomarkers, mainly in blood, is performed in many thousands of hospital laboratories.  The results are used to monitor health status, screen for disease, support diagnosis, and monitor the effect of therapies for diseases. However, meas ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Reference materials for food analysis

    The certified reference materials distributed by the JRC give measurement laboratories a means to validate analytical methods and to assess the accuracy of their measurement results. Over the years, the JRC has developed a broad variety of food related re ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Reference materials for fuel analysis

    Fuel quality is an important energy issue for industry as well as for citizens. When using fuels in car engines or domestic heating systems consumers need to be sure that the fuel does not cause any malfunction or damage to their equipment. Similarly, con ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Reference materials for GMO analysis

    The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as food/feed needs to be authorised in Europe. Food/feed products containing more than 0.9% of GMOs have to be labelled (Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003) This labelling threshold applies for adventiously added ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Reference materials for nanotechnologies

    Nanotechnologies make use of the properties of nanomaterials. Characterising the properties of nanomaterials, and their structure at the nanoscale (1 nm to 100 nm), requires advanced measurement methods. These methods are often complex or new. Certified r ...

    06 May 2014

  10. Certified reference materials

    Better healthcare, safer food and a cleaner environment are just some of the ways in which accurate and reliable measurement results enhance our quality of life. The competitiveness of the European economy and the smooth functioning of international trade ...

    30 April 2014

  11. The certification of the mass fractions of elements in bovine muscle (ERM®-BB184)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describes the preparation of a bovine muscle matrix reference material ERM® BB184, and the certification of the contents (mass fractions) of seven elements.   This report describes the preparation of a bovine m ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Memorandum on the results of the sixth Workshop on the Implementation and Application of the Directive 2008/114/EC

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing information about the workshops on the Implementation and Application of the Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the assessment of the ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Evaluation of EC interlaboratory comparison on radionuclides in soil

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describing a comparison among 73 environmental radioactivity monitoring laboratories for the determination of 15 radionuclides in soil.   A comparison was organised by the Institute for Reference Materials and ...

    30 April 2014

  14. The certification of different mass fractions of DAS-40278-9 in maize seed powder: ERM®-BF433a,ERM®-BF433b, ERM®-BF433c and ERM®-BF433d

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describing the production of a set of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) ERM-BF433a, b, c and d, certified for their DAS-40278-9 mass fractions. The material has been produced following ISO Guide 34:2009.   T ...

    30 April 2014

  15. The certification of the absorbed energy (150 J nominal) of charpy V-notch reference test pieces: ERM®-FA415v

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describing the processing and characterisation of ERM®-FA415v, a batch of Charpy V-notch certified reference test pieces certified for the absorbed energy (KV). This certification report describes the processin ...

    30 April 2014

  16. The impact of analytical quality criteria and data evaluation on the quantification of genetically modified organisms

    Article considering different data evaluation approaches for qPCR raw data from three interlaboratory comparisons and assessing the impact on the mean DNA copy number ratio and its standard deviation. The article discusses the importance of raw data evalu ...

    30 April 2014

  17. JRC Newsletter September 2013

    In this issue: Editorial by Reinhard F. Hüttl, Chairman of Euro-CASE, the umbrella organisation of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering. Cover story: Keeping a close eye on natural hazards. In the news: the JRC's contribution t ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Certification of Reference Materials of Cotton Seed Powder with Different Mass Fractions of the Cotton Event GHB119- Certified Reference Materials ERM?BF428 (ERM?-BF428a, ERM?-BF428b, ERM?-BF428c)

    This report describes the processing and certification of three cotton seed powder Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) containing different mass fractions of genetically modified (GM) GHB119 cotton (ERM-BF428a, b, c). The materials were processed and cer ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Sample preparation and chromatographic methods applied to congener-specific analysis of polybrominated diphenyl ethers

    This chapter reviews the recent literature and highlights the technical and methodological improvements in the analysis of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). Sample preparation, extraction of the analytes and clean-up are discussed with emphasis on r ...

    30 April 2014

  20. WWER-1000 Base Metal Reference Steel and its Characterisation

    The surveillance programmes of western power reactors include, in many cases, standard reference materials in addition to actual pressure vessel steels. These are specimens cut from standard steel plates (Heavy Section Steel Technology, JRQ, etc.') t ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Uranium hexafluoride (UF6) gas source mass spectrometry for certification of reference materials and nuclear safeguard measurements at IRMM

    Uranium hexafluoride gas source mass spectrometry at IRMM is based on two foundations, firstly the operation of a UF6 gas source mass spectrometer (GSMS) and secondly the preparation of primary UF6 reference materials, which were converted from gravimetri ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Guidance Document on the Use of Reference Materials in Genetic Testing

    The aim of this guidance document is to provide a short and user-friendly support to genetic testing laboratories. It is based on internationally harmonised basic concepts and terminology for quality assurance and control (QA/QC). Relevant terms of the In ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Inter-laboratory comparison of elemental analysis and gas chromatography/combustion/isotope ratio mass spectrometry. II. d15N measurements of selected compounds for the development of an isotopic Grob test

    An inter-laboratory exercise was carried out by a consortium of five European laboratories to establish a set of compounds, suitable for calibrating gas chromatography/combustion/isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC-C-IRMS) devices, to be used as isotopic ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Validation of Dynamic Light Scattering and Centrifugal Liquid Sedimentation Methods for Nanoparticle Characterisation

    A variety of techniques exists to analyse the size and size distribution of nanoparticles in a suspension. However, neither full method validation reports nor suitable reference materials with properly assigned values traceable to SI are easily found in t ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Chapter 4: Towards reference materials as a tool for validating results of MBM in animal feed

    In order to ensure the quality of data obtained from control laboratories measuring meat and bone meal (MBM) in feed, IRMM has developed concepts and starting materials for the possible production of reference materials in this field. The measurements to ...

    30 April 2014