European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) Services

  • Standardisation

    Standardisation

    Metrology – or the science of measurements – is typically called upon to provide the scientific basis for measurements and for improvements in standardisation. Indeed, there are many rapidly growing areas, such as nanotechnology, biotechnology and personalised medicine, which will require the solid support of measurement standards and measurement technology to bring products to the market. Innovation cannot happen without state-of-the-art...

  • Health and Consumer Protection

    Health and Consumer Protection

    EU legislation is in place to ensure that the products we buy and the food we eat are safe. Food and feed control legislation requires official control laboratories in the Member States to use standardised methods, such as those issued by CEN, whenever available. The availability of standardised methods of analysis and sampling is therefore of great interest to the Commission, as it supports the uniform implementation of EU food and feed legislation in...

  • Nuclear Safety and Security

    Nuclear Safety and Security

    Many issues related to nuclear safety and security involve calculations using accurate nuclear data. Measurements of neutron-induced reactions and cross-section standards, and absolute measurements of radiation i.e. radionuclide metrology, have been key activities of the JRC IRMM since it started operation in 1960. JRC-IRMM focuses on neutron data for standards, safety of operating reactors, handling of nuclear waste and waste transmutation and...

  • Safety and Security

    Safety and Security

    EU policies concerning matters of security frequently require scientific and technical support and concern measurements, testing and standardisation. Examples of policy needs within measurement, testing and standardisation include the testing of current and future detection and screening technology, the development of common EU standards for detection requirements, the development of testing standards and harmonized conformity testing methodologies, the...

  • Environment and Climate Change

    Environment and Climate Change

    A safe and healthy environment is the common goal of several Community directives and regulations, and to this end, water, air and soil have to be regularly monitored and assessed. Measurement standards and benchmarks are indispensable components of modern measurement systems for achieving reliable, and thus comparable, measurement results for environmental monitoring. Therefore, the JRC's certified reference materials (CRMs) for environmental analysis...