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.
JRC scientists have published a written protocol, accompanied by a video demonstration for the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells into neurons and glia.
This new tool should increase reproducibility in laboratory procedures through visual learning.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) has responded to a universally experienced problem within the world of biomedical science to reproduce the results of other labs (today only 10-30% of published scientific articles can be successfully reproduced).
From 16 to 19 May, the JRC hosted in Ispra (Italy) 101 postgraduate students and early-career scientists from 29 countries worldwide for the JRC Summer School on Alternative Approaches for Risk Assessment.
Patrícia Costa has been working at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in Ispra since June 2011. She contributes to research and policy support in the areas of Educational Assessment and Comparative Education Statistics. She is a data analyst and psychometrician in the Human Capital and Employed Unit and she is currently working on Quality of Teaching and Learning, Civic and Citizenship Education and on the validity of the SELFIE tool.