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.
The JRC contributed to the evaluation of the Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (HFMEA) approach applied in the colorectal cancer screening programme organised by the Milan's local health authority. HFMEA was found to be a useful tool for reducing errors in such screening programmes using faecal occult blood tests (FIT).
Since its introduction in 2001, the Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (HFMEA) has shown to improve the quality of services in different healthcare areas.
Food production and water provision are are two urgent socio-economic and environmental issues in the Mediterranean region. Because these aspects are closely linked, they need to be tackled by an integrated approach known as Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus, with JRC highly engaged.
New report summarises the outcome of a workshop organised by the Joint Research Centre's EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) and VAC2VAC* partners on the design of multi-centre validation studies.