Joint Research Centre (JRC)
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.
JRC's experts create, manage and make sense of knowledge and develop innovative tools and make them available to policymakers. They anticipate emerging issues that need to be addressed at the EU level and understand policy environments.
The JRC collaborates with over a thousand organisations worldwide whose scientists have access to many JRC facilities through various collaboration agreements.
The JRC has six sites in five EU countries (Brussels, Geel, Ispra, Karlsruhe, Petten, Seville).