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Closing nanomaterials' information gaps: EUON welcomes new study proposals

The European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) invites proposals for upcoming studies aimed at addressing knowledge gaps to nanomaterials within the EU market, such as:

  • questions related to the health and safety aspects of nanomaterials, including hazard and risk assessment;
  • specific issues surrounding the uses and associated risks, benefits of nanomaterials; or
  • information about markets of nanomaterials.

If you have study ideas, submit your proposal to nano-observatory[at] by 30 April 2024 and contribute to the work conducted by the EUON.


More information about the call

The EUON usually conducts two studies each year to address knowledge gaps on nanomaterials. Studies are based on desk research and surveys and should not require laboratory research.

Studies can cover nanomaterials in general, a specific nanomaterial, or a defined group of nanomaterials. The EUON team will assess all proposals, and if selected, they will be carried out through EUON's existing procurement channels. The outcome and study reports will be made available on the EUON website.

Please submit your proposal in .docx or .pdf format. Include a title, and a brief description (maximum 1 page) detailing the study topic and why a particular knowledge gap should be addressed. Even if you are unsure about the duration or scope of your proposal, you may still submit it to the EUON team who will be able to evaluate the feasibility of your proposal.

Note: Receiving a proposal does not commit the EUON to carry out a study on the topic. If your topic is selected, the EUON may contact you for further information.