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Have your say on future studies on nanomaterials

The European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) conducts up to 3 studies annually. They aim to address knowledge gaps relating to nanomaterials that are of interest to the general public and the research community. The EUON is now looking for topic suggestions that could be addressed in its upcoming studies.

Helsinki, 14 January 2019 – Are you working in a field related to nanomaterials or nanotechnology that could benefit from more research on a particular aspect? Are you an interested member of the public who would like to see new missing information on nanomaterials? If you have a proposal for a specific study topic that fills an information gap relevant to nanomaterials on the EU market, the EUON may be able to carry it out.

The EUON is looking for studies that address:

  • Questions relating to the health and safety of nanomaterials, including hazard and risk assessment, exposure to nanomaterials or worker safety and protection.
  • Specific issues surrounding the uses of nanomaterials by consumers or workers.
  • Markets for nanomaterials, focusing on EU markets.

The scope of the study can be on nanomaterials in general, a specific nanomaterial, or a defined group of nanomaterials and it should be possible to execute within 3 to 9 months. The studies should be based on desk research and surveys and they should not require experimental facilities, for example for conducting animal or other laboratory studies.

Submit your proposal by 7 February. All proposals will be assessed by the EUON secretariat and if selected, they will be carried out through the EUON’s existing framework contracts. The outcome and study reports will be made publically available on the EUON website.

Submitting a proposal does not constitute a commitment by the EUON to carry out a study on the topic. If your topic is selected, the EUON may contact you for further information.

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