Joint Research Centre (JRC)
The JRC is the European Commission’s in-house science and research service and its mission is to provide EU policy makers with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle.
The JRC gets money directly from Horizon 2020 to undertake research, meaning that the University of Oxford cannot access this part of the Horizon 2020 funding.
JRC institutes can also take part in the normal Horizon 2020 open calls. Therefore, if appropriate, researchers from Oxford may wish to include the JRC institutes in their Horizon 2020 applications.
The JRC has seven scientific institutes around Europe, located in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. The Institutes are:
- The Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES)
- The Institute for Energy and Transport (IET)
- The Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP)
- The Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC)
- The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)
- The Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU)
- The Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM)