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Knowledge & research

Laboratories & facilities

The JRC maintains a wide range of laboratories and research facilities across five EU countries and six sites.

Scientific tools & databases

On the basis of our open data principles we publish tools and databases. The tools and databases are categorised by name and acronym.

Open access to JRC Research Infrastructures

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) opens its scientific laboratories and facilities to people working in academia and research organisations, industry, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and more in general to the public and private sector.

Knowledge & competence centres

In the scientific world, as the flood of knowledge increases, there is a greater need for reviewing and analysing knowledge.

Reference & measurement

The JRC is a centre of reference in its key competence areas through extensive networks with the relevant organisations in the Member States and...

Centre for Advanced Studies

Our Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) aims to enhance our capabilities to better understand and address complex and long-term societal challenges facing the EU.

Crosscutting activities

In order to continue to provide a high standard of scientific and technical support to EU policy, the JRC carries out high-quality underpinning...

Patents & technologies

In pursuing its mission to provide scientific and technical support to policy-makers, the JRC generates inventions and technologies, most of them protected by patents. Selected patents and technologies available for licensing are listed here below.

Training programmes

We offer a number of regular courses that take place at our laboratories and facilities across the EU.

Pilot living labs at the JRC

Living labs are a modern way of creating user-centred environments that enable innovation, co-creation and start-up development.Living labs integrate...