The Putting Science into Standards (PSIS) initiative

Since 2013, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) and the European Standardization Organizations CEN and CENELEC have carried out an annual joint ‘foresight on standardization’ action under the Putting Science into Standards (PSIS) initiative. The PSIS initiative aims to facilitate the identification of emerging science and technology areas that could benefit from standardisation activities to enable innovation and promote industrial competitiveness.

The 2021 PSIS edition will be focusing on Organ-on-Chip (OoC) or Micro Physiological Systems (MPS), innovative devices that emulate human/animal biology and can reproduce one or more aspects of an organ’s functionality. Among other benefits, they can lead to better testing of drugs and adapted treatments to genetic diversity, ethnicity, sex, and age; reduce the cost of clinical trials and replace animal testing for cosmetic products, banned in Europe since 2013.


Initiative Information

Target audience
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital technology / specialisation
High Performance Computing
Digital skill level
Digital Expert
Geographic Scope - Country
European Union
Type of initiative
EU institutional initiative
Industry - Field of Education and Training
Biological and related sciences not further defined
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