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Development of reference methods for hazard identification, risk assessment and LCA of engineered nanomaterials

Objective

The growing development, production and use of engineered nanomaterials and associated products will increase exposure of both humans and ecosystems to these new materials. However, current knowledge is still incomplete and established test methods are as yet inappropriate to reliably assess the extent of exposure and risk of materials at the nano-scale. There is an urgent need to develop methods to overcome the current limitations of existing hazard and risk assessment schemes and to generate the body of reference data needed as the basis for regulative requirements and for measures to safeguard production, application and the disposal of nanomaterials.

The proposed project will mobilize the critical mass of international scientific knowledge and technical expertise required to address these questions. Current analytical and toxicity test methods and models will be put to test and subjected to rigorous intercalibration and validation. Where necessary, methods and test materials will be modified, adapted and validated, and new reliable reference methods developed, in cooperation with international standardisation bodies and the concerned industry, to support both pre and co-normative activities and to make the applicability of existing RA and LCA schemes to ENPs more reliable.

The feasibility of validated measurement, characterization and test methods will be assessed by selected case studies to help the significant improvement of the performance of existing exposure monitoring systems as well as the development of new risk management and reduction strategies.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2010-LARGE-4
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

NordMiljö O. Grahn AB
Address
Strandvägen 2
67129 Arvika
Sweden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 540 444,65
Administrative Contact
Rudolf Reuther (Dr.)

Participants (31)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 309 600
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 506 948
Address
Kalevantie 4
33014 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanna Airila (Ms.)
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 657 791,60
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Albert Duschl (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 465 519
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oscar Lopez (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 413 679
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Olivier Toussaint (Dr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 210 958
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Damjana Drobne (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 392 396,40
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 377 395
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 492 081,05
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETAREDEZVOLTARE PENTRU MICROTEHNOLOGIE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 140 455
Address
Erou Iancu Nicolae Street 32B
077190 Voluntari
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dan Dascalu (Prof.)
DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 463 779
Address
Lerso Parkalle 105
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ismo Kalevi Koponen (Dr.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER ARBEITSSCHUTZ UND ARBEITSMEDIZIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 367 100
Address
Friedrich Henkel Weg 1-25
44149 Dortmund
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sabine Vondracek (Mrs.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 488 621
Address
Uberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Laura Klein (Ms.)
KEEMILISE JA BIOLOOGILISE FUUSIKA INSTITUUT
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 234 902
Address
Akadeemia Tee 23
12618 Tallinn
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kristian Sülluste (Mr.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 514 960
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eva-Maria Müller (Ms.)
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 209 831
Address
Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Volker Seibicke (Mr.)
INMETRO INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE METROLOGIA, QUALIDADE E TECNOLOGIA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 137 600
Address
Av Nossa Senhora Das Gracas 50
25070 235 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luciene Balottin (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 127 500
Address
Av Antonio Carlos 6627 Pampulha
31270 901 Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mauro Martins Teixeira (Prof.)
COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
India
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Anusandhan Bhawan, Rafi Marg 2
110001 New Dehli
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Shashi Singh (Prof.)
ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING MCGILL UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
845 Sherbrooke Street West
H3A0G4 Montreal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Olga Naiberguer (Ms.)
VENETO NANOTECH SOCIETA CONSORTILEPER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 360 600
Address
Piazza Salvemini 13
35131 Padova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nicola Trevisan (Mr.)
NANOLOGICA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 512 060
Address
Drottning Kristinas Väg 45
114 28 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Krim Talia (Dr.)
STRATICELL SCREENING TECHNOLOGIES SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 212 120
Address
Rue Jean Sonet 10 Parc Scientifique Crealys Cri Andromede
5032 Gembloux Les Isnes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Belot (Dr.)
GRIMM AEROSOL TECHNIK Gmbh & Co KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 199 228,42
Address
Dorfstrasse 9
83404 Ainring
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fred Keller (Mr.)
QUANTIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 310 116
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patricia Girardbille (Ms.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 386 753
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
AHMEDABAD UNIVERSITY PUBLIC TRUST
India
EU contribution
€ 153 999,75
Address
Near Commerce Six Road Aes Bungalow 2 Navrangpura
380009 Ahmedabad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alok Dhawan (Prof.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 546
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gert Otten (Mr.)
ARKEMA FRANCE SA

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Bernard (Dr.)
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Pike (Ms.)
Institute of Nanotechnology

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 010,85
Address
Innovation Park University Of Stirling - The Alpha Centre 6
FK9 4NF Stirling
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mark Morrison (Dr.)