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Development and standardisation of methods for the safety testing of manufactured nanomaterials at OECD.

Project description

Testing and evaluating nanomaterial safety data

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is a member country organisation that plays a central role in enabling countries to reach agreements on technical instruments and offers practical tools that are used by industries and governments to generate chemical safety data that can be accepted globally. One question that has arisen in recent years concerns the best way to test and evaluate manufactured nanomaterial. The EU-funded NANOMET project aims to standardise test methods to characterise the properties that are specific to nanomaterials. It will also investigate the adaptations needed to existing testing and assessment methodologies.

Objective

The aim of the project is to facilitate the harmonisation of testing methodologies at OECD for the generation of nanomaterial safety data and their evaluation across OECD countries. This project will greatly contribute to building consensus around the most relevant and robust test methods to characterize the properties that are specific to nanomaterials and the adaptations needed to existing testing and assessment methodologies. OECD plays a central role in enabling countries reaching agreements on technical instruments and practical tools that are then used globally by industries and governments.
OECD is a member country organization, where working priorities are decided by members and funded by both core budget (half) and voluntary contributions (half). Thus the H2020 CSA type of submission represents an important opportunity for OECD Secretariat to raise funding to accomplish the agreed programme of work.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-CSA-2019

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ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Net EU contribution
€ 415 158,16
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Rue andre pascal 2
75775 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Other funding
€ 8 724,09