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Tools and laboratories

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.

Laboratories & facilities

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

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.

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.

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.


On this page, you can learn more about the role of the JRC in the standardisation process.

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.