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As the Commission's in-house science
service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to
provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical
support throughout the whole policy cycle.
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. Key policy areas include: environment and climate change; energy and
transport; agriculture and food security;
health and consumer protection; information society and digital agenda; safety and security, including nuclear; all supported
through a cross-cutting and multidisciplinary approach.