These are centred on analytical tools which can be applied to any policy area, bringing together in one place extensive expertise in this field. They offer training courses in the use of the tools for policy-making, advise on the choice of tools and also work directly with the Commission policy Directorates-General to apply the tools to the policy problems in hand  .
Competence Centre on Composite Indicators (COIN)  develops methodologies to construct robust composite indicators that help policymakers shape policy and monitör progress. COIN is renowned worlwide for its expertise on statistical methodologies and technical guidelines.
Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation (CC-ME)  helps to enhnace the EU policy process through ex post casual evaluation and impact assesment. It also provides advice on data collection and evaluation design, capacity building on counterfactual methods, micro-economic analysis and counterfactual impact evaluation.
Competence Centre on Modelling (CC-MOD)  leverages modelling capacity and competences across the commission and beyond. Starting with a commission-wide modelling inventory, it supports the proper documentation, use and reuse of models, further helps in identifying common approaches to quality and transparency of model use, and establishes a community of prcatice on modelling.
Competence Centre on Text Mining and Analysis (CCTMA)  addresses policymakers’ need for timely access to relevant information that is often buried in large amounts of textual data. TMA is relevant to virtually all policy areas and the centre provides the skills and expertise needed: computational lingusitic research, applied IT and support.
 JRC Annual Report 2017