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The EU FP7 NanoValid project (263147) was launched on 1st November 2011 followed by a kick off meeting, held in conjunction with the EU FP7 MARINA project, at the Universita Cattolica del Sacre Cuore in Rome 16th-18th November 2011. The project will run for four years with the aim of developing a set of reference methods and materials for hazard identification, risk assessment, and life cycle analysis of engineered nanomaterials.

NanoSaftey Cluster

The EU NanoSafety Cluster is a DG RTD NMPinitiative to maximise the synergies between the existing FP6 and FP7 projects addressing all aspects of nanosafety includingtoxicology, ecotoxicology, exposure assessment, mechanismsof interaction, risk assessment and standardisation.


CORDIS - Community Research and Development Information Service, is an information space devoted to European research and development (R&D) activities and technology transfer.

The main aims of CORDIS are:

  • to facilitate participation in European research and take-up activities;
  • to improve exploitation of research results with an emphasis on sectors crucial to Europe's competitiveness;

to promote the diffusion of knowledge fostering the technology take-up to enterprises and the societal acceptance of new technology.

Nanotechnology Now

Nanotechnology Now (NN) was created to serve the information needs of business, government, academic, and public communities. And with the intention of becoming the most informative and current free collection of "nano" reference material. We will cover: related future sciences, issues, news, events, and general information, and make this a place to come for information, stimulating debate, and research info.


QualityNano: the European Union-funded infrastructure for Quality in nanomaterials safety testing. This four year project integrates 28 top European analytical & experimental facilities in nanotechnology, medicine and natural sciences with the goal of developing and implementing best practice and quality in all aspects of nanosafety assessment.


NANoREG - A common European approach to the regulatory testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials

The innovative and economic potential of Manufacture Nanomaterials (MNMs) is threatened by limited understanding of MNM safety aspects along the value chains. Substantial efforts have given insights in toxicity of and exposure to MNMs. However, today's knowledge is not comprehensive enough for regulatory purposes, answering open questions is urgently required. The outstanding approach of NANoREG will provide the right answers to Society, Industry and the National Regulation and Legislation Authorities.


The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.


The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU's groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness. ECHA helps companies to comply with the legislation, advances the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals and addresses chemicals of concern.