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 makes a significant contribution to the rare diseases (RD) community with workshops on tools for the RD registries interoperability.
This year's Rare Disease Day observed today is particularly important for the JRC as it launched during this month a series of training workshops on the European Rare Disease Registry Infrastructure (ERDRI) components, to all interested stakeholders.
Soil erosion costs European countries €1.25 billion in annual agricultural productivity loss and €155 million in the gross domestic product (GDP) loss, according to a JRC new study.
Soil erosion is the biggest threat to soil fertility and productivity, but the consequences do not stop there.
A recent JRC study combined biophysical and macroeconomic models to determine direct and macroeconomic costs of soil erosion, and the results are striking.
An Award of Achievement has been recently given by the ASTM (International Standards Organisation) committee C26 "Nuclear Fuel Cycle".