Joint Research Centre - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (JRC-IRMM, Geel)

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History

Established 1957, Geel (Belgium), under the Treaties of Rome (Italy) and as one of 7 the institutes of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), under the umbrella of European Commission (EC). Commenced operations in 1960 as Central Bureau for Nuclear Measurements (CBNM). Renamed Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, 1993. Former French title: Institut des mesures et matières de référence. Also known under the acronym IRMM. Registered trademark: 'Confidence in Measurements&R'. Ceased to exist, July 2016, when merged into structure of JRC.

Aims

Support industrial competitiveness, quality of life, safety and security in the EU by developing advanced measurement standards and providing state-of-the-art scientific advice in the area of measurements and standards for EU policies.

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Activities

Certification/accreditation; standards/guidelines. Contributes to EU citizens security, safety, health and well-being by ensuring: safe food and consumer products; sustainable environment; appropriate security in airports; nuclear safeguards; appropriate monitoring of health data and treatment. Hosts several facilities including laboratories that conduct scientific and technical activities in multidisciplinary areas such as: aviation security, health diagnostics, food and feed safety, food authenticity, advanced materials, nuclear safeguards, nuclear safety and security. The Geel Linear Nuclear Accelerator (GELINA) as well as the Van de Graff accelerator are both hosted at the JRC-Geel site. Provides quality assurance tools such as certified reference materials, validated analytical methods, proficiency testing and guidelines.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Material
  • Information
    • Reference
  • Research, Standards
    • Research
    • Measurement
    • Standards

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education

UIA Org ID

E3983

Last News Received

20. Oct 2016
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