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European Network on the Health and Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials

Objective

Recent technological advances allow the targeted production of objects and materials in the nanoscale (smaller than 100 nm). Nanomaterials have chemical, physical and bioactive characteristics, which are different from those of larger entities of the same materials. Nanoparticles can pass through body barriers. This is interesting for medical applications, but it raises concerns about their health and environmental impact. The objective of the NanoImpactNet is to create a scientific basis to ensure the safe and responsible development of engineered nanoparticles and nanotechnology-based materials and products, and to support the definition of regulatory measures and implementation of legislation in Europe. It includes a strong two-way communication to ensure efficient dissemination of information to stakeholders and the European Commission, while at the same time obtaining input from the stakeholders about their needs and concerns. The work plan shows six work packages (WPs: Human hazards and exposures, Hazards and fate of nanomaterials in the environment, Impact assessment, Communication, Integration and nomenclature, and Coordination and management). The work plan will be implemented over four years. Discussions about strategies and methodologies will be initiated through well-prepared workshops covering the WP topics. External researchers and stakeholders will be invited to participate. After these workshops, the researchers will collaborate to produce thorough reports and sets of guidelines reflecting the consensus reached. All of the leading European research groups with activities in nanosafety, nanorisk assessment, and nanotoxicology are represented in NanoImpactNet. All exposure routes, major disease classes and impact assessment approaches are represented within the network. It will coordinate activities within Europe. It will help implement the EU Actionplan for Nanotechnology and support a responsible and safe development of nanotechnologies in Europe.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-CSA-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

INSTITUT UNIVERSITAIRE ROMAND DE SANTE AU TRAVAIL
Address
Rue Du Bugnon 21
1011 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 463 812,36
Administrative Contact
Michael Riediker (Dr.)

Participants (25)

EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 22 071
Address
Colinton Road 219
EH14 1DJ Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Colette Pemberton
NILU STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FORLUFTFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 96 201,56
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Dusinska (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 168 846
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE UND UMWELTTECHNIK EV - IUTA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 63 801,96
Address
Bliersheimer Strasse 60
47229 Duisburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas A. J. Kuhlbusch (Dr.)
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE VAUDOIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 52 296,25
Address
Rue Du Bugnon 21
1011 Lausanne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernard Gmünder
DEUTSCHE GESETZLICHE UNFALLVERSICHERUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 77 607,10
Address
Alte Heerstrasse 111
53757 Sankt Augustin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Klaus Bürfent (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 76 923,37
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birte Kastrup Rasmussen (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 99 537,82
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raymond Crandon (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 51 467
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susy Scarisbrick (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gillian Harding-Payne (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 73 045,69
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jelte Beeuwe Zeilstra
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 98 359,75
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heidi Leutwyler (Ms.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 50 557,50
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stella Martaki (Ms.)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 214 630,23
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Hagens (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 60 871,48
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Gehr (Prof.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 27 136,27
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laurent Saunier (Mr.)
INSTITIUID TEICNEOLAIOCHTA BHAILE ATHA CLIATH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 48 444,25
Address
Grangegorman Lower
D07 H6K8 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ray Wills (Mr.)
HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 29 580,15
Address
Merton Road, Redgrave Court
L20 7HS Bootle Merseyside
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Chris Marik (Mr.)
SLOVENSKA ZDRAVOTNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 45 346,60
Address
Limbova 12
83303 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Milan Cagan (Mr.)
TYOTERVEYSLAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 32 035,80
Address
Topeliuksenkatu 41 B
00250 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kai Savolainen (Prof.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 25 359
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johannes Lundin Brockdorff (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 19 046
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Martin (Dr.)
ST MARY'S UNIVERSITY TWICKENHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 42 362,37
Address
Waldegrave Road
TW1 4SX Twickenham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Samantha Chant (Ms.)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 21 906
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Olszewska-Day (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE FRIBOURG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 38 714,49
Address
Avenue De L Europe 20
1700 Fribourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monique Bersier