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  1. Science and technology studies

    As the EU relies on science, technology and innovation to secure its present and develop its future, reflecting on and anticipating societal impacts arising from current narratives embodied in EU policy is essential to ensure trust among citizens. Preside ...

    20 April 2015

  2. STS Contro-Corrente Seminar: DataBust, Dissecting Big Data Practices and Imaginaries

    21 Jun 2016 Speaker: Judith Simon, IT University Copenhagen Discussant: Gernot Rieder, IT University of Copenhagen   Across both public and private domains, Big Data continues to generate great interest. Glorified by some and demonized by others, modern d ...

    02 May 2016

  3. Research and innovation policies

    The JRC supports the development of the Innovation Union, as part of ensuring "smart growth" in the EU. Innovation Union policies must be based on robust analyses of up-to-date, reliable information, taking into consideration the interrelation b ...

    02 September 2015

  4. JOPRAD Mid-Term Workshop 2016

    07 Sep 2016 to 08 Sep 2016 The JOPRAD consortium would like to invite you to its Mid-Term Workshop that will be held on the 7-8 th September 2016 at the Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic. The Mid-Term Workshop will enable “programme owners” and “pro ...

    12 April 2016

  5. Improving research systems: how to link funding and performance?

    03 May 2016 Concentrating resources in well-performing teams can bring about new products and ideas and thus enhance benefit to societies. In the last decade, European countries with research performance-based funding (RPBF) systems in place have consiste ...

    03 May 2016

  6. All You Wanted to Know about Innovation and Never Dared to Ask

    26 May 2016 Speaker:  Harro van Lente, Professor Science and Technology Studies, Maastricht University, The Netherlands   In this lecture I will compare and contrast theories of technology from the fields of innovation studies and Science and Technology S ...

    08 April 2016

  7. HOTLAB 2016- Annual meeting on hot laboratories and remote handling

    02 Oct 2016 to 06 Oct 2016 JRC-ITU Safety of Irradiated Nuclear Materials unit has the pleasure to organise the HOTLAB 2016 Conference, the 53 rd Annual meeting on 'hot' laboratories and remote handling. HOTLAB 2016 will take place at the Leonar ...

    06 March 2016

  8. JRC Data Catalogue – making open science a reality

    14 Mar 2016 Research data produced by the JRC or in cooperation with other partners is now publicly available, in support of the European Commission’s strategy on Open Science for improved circulation of knowledge and thus innovation for generating growth ...

    14 March 2016

  9. Intersemester Course: Nuclear Fuels- EURATOM Coordination and Support Action GENTLE

    06 Jun 2016 to 10 Jun 2016 Introduction and Scope The course comprises: Lectures by experts Laboratory visits with practical training The course focuses on Nuclear Fuels. It is open to all interested (post-) graduate students of academic/research institut ...

    01 February 2016

  10. Societal Grand Challenges from a technological perspective – Methods and identification of classes of the International Patent Classification IPC

    The aim of this working paper is the provision of a list of IPC classes assigned to each of the technology-oriented Societal Grand Challenges (SGCs) of Horizon2020 and the description of the methods and workings steps that led to this list. FRIETSCH Raine ...

    24 April 2016

  11. New Currents in Science: The Challenges of Quality

    03 Mar 2016 to 04 Mar 2016 Each sector of science now has distinct challenges of quality.  For scientific research, it is reproducibility; for application, consequences; for science advice, acceptability; and for the autonomous ‘citizen’ and ‘DIY’ science ...

    01 March 2016

  12. Neutron Activation of Nanoparticles

    Neutron activation of nanoparticles (NPs) can be a valid method to create radioactive NPs for biological and environmental tracers studies in a way that permits to overcome problems of high natural background of chemically equivalent materials in such mat ...

    03 May 2016

  13. Spatial distribution of marine ecosystem service capacity in the European seas

    Practitioners and policy makers at European Union (EU) and Member States level are increasingly seeking spatially-explicit ecosystem service information to use in decision-making and the implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. Whilst under ...

    17 April 2016

  14. Mapping the impact of alien species on marine ecosystems: the Mediterranean Sea case study

    Aim To develop a standardized, quantitative method for mapping cumulative impacts of invasive alien species on marine ecosystems. Location The methodology is applied in the Mediterranean Sea but is widely applicable. Methods A conservative additive model ...

    17 April 2016

  15. Research Performance Based Funding Systems: a Comparative Assessment

    Performance based funding is used by most EU Member States to increase the performance of their public research system. This report analyses the different nature of systems in EU Member States, selected associated and third countries. It aims to inform Me ...

    16 April 2016

  16. Research and Innovation Observatory

    RIO https://rio.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ The Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) is an initiative of the European Commission to monitor and analyse research and innovation developments at country and EU levels to support better policy making in Europe. DG ...

    16 October 2015

  17. Plenary of the ECIBC 2015: Improving breast cancer screening, diagnosis and care in Europe

    09 Dec 2015 to 11 Dec 2015 The European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) is built upon the principles of sustainability, continuity and the transparent inclusion of experts and stakeholders to develop a project that will have an impact on br ...

    26 November 2015

  18. Monthly Rainfall Erosivity: Conversion Factors for Different Time Resolutions and Regional Assessments

    As a follow up and an advancement of the recently published Rainfall Erosivity Database at European Scale (REDES) and the respective mean annual R-factor map, the monthly aspect of rainfall erosivity has been added to REDES. Rainfall erosivity is crucial ...

    10 April 2016

  19. JOPRAD Regional Meeting – Agenda Now Available

    15 Jan 2016 The JOPRAD Regional Meeting will take place on the 3 rd-4 th February 2016 at the Marshal Garden Hotel (Bucharest, Romania). The meeting is held in order to inform on, engage and involve countries with less advanced geological disposal program ...

    15 January 2016

  20. Critical evaluation of the small punch test as a screening procedure for mechanical properties

    Within a collective exercise, a systematic and statistically based analysis of the repeatability and device dependence of small punch test results was performed. An unirradiated ferritic-martensitic steel T91 was selected for this. The test results allowe ...

    16 April 2016

  21. STS Contro-Corrente Seminar: Against Excellence- Prof. Jack Stilgoe, London School of Economics

    04 Dec 2015 In science policy, excellence is everywhere. Following the Research Excellence Framework, the UK’s Universities are all rushing to take credit for their ‘excellence’. The UK Government’s recent science and innovation strategy talks about “the ...

    09 November 2015

  22. Scientific support for policy-making in sustainable development: joining forces

    16 Nov 2015 to 17 Nov 2015 Shortly after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and just ahead of the 21 st Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Paris (COP21), the JRC organises a joint conference together with the Global Young Academy (G ...

    10 December 2015

  23. European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction: Annual Report 2015

    The present report firstly summarizes the background for creating the "European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction", based on a Communication from the European Commission to the Council and the Parliament. It ...

    13 April 2016

  24. NanoBiotechnology laboratory

    The JRC has up-to-date equipped laboratories to investigate nanomaterials safety as well as the detection, identification and characterisation of nanomaterials in food and consumer products. Its work focuses on a science-based understanding of nanomateria ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Eddy-covariance flux measurements in a forest using PTR-ToF-MS, PTR-Q-MS, FIS and other instrumentations.

    A field campaign in a small forest in Ispra, Italy, was performed by JRC-Ispra, Italy, together with University of Innsbruck, Austria, in 2013, using PTR-ToF-MS (Proton Transfer Reaction – Time-off-Flight- Mass Spectrometry), PTR-Q-MS (Proton Transfer Rea ...

    10 April 2016