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 . Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners. The research carried out by JRC contributes to jobs and economic growth, a healthy and safe environment, secure energy supplies, sustainable mobility, consumer protection and safety and nuclear safeguards.

The JRC maintains a wide range of laboratories and research facilities across five EU countries and six sites. You can access the list of laboratories and facilities of the JRC here

The JRC is organised in 10 Directorates across six sites in five EU countries. You can have a look at the organisation chart of the JRC here

The JRC is a centre of reference in its key competence areas through extensive networks with the relevant organisations in the Member States and, where appropriate, international organisations. You can have more information here

You can access the JRC Publications Repository here