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Contribute to the work of the EUON

Is there a topic or field related to nanomaterials that you think could benefit from more research? Let us know! The European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) is now looking for topics that could be addressed in its upcoming studies. The EUON conducts up to three studies annually to address knowledge gaps on nanomaterials.

If you have a proposal for a specific study that fills an information gap relevant to nanomaterials on the EU market, EUON may be able to carry it out. Submit your proposal to share your ideas and contribute to the work of the EUON!

The EUON is looking for study topics that address:

  • questions related to the health and safety aspects of nanomaterials, including hazard and risk assessment, exposure to nanomaterials or worker safety and protection;

  • specific issues surrounding the uses of nanomaterials; or

  • information about markets for nanomaterials (e.g. the market for specific materials such as graphene or specific market sectors).

The scope of the study can be on nanomaterials in general, a specific nanomaterial, or a defined group of nanomaterials. Studies are run for 3 to 9 months and should be based on desk research and surveys (should not require laboratory research). If you are unsure about the duration or scope of your proposal, your submission is still useful, as the EUON team will be able to evaluate the feasibility of your proposal.

Submit your proposal by 18 July 2022. All proposals will be assessed by the EUON team and if selected, they will be carried out through the EUON’s existing procurement channels. The outcome and study reports will be made publicly available on the EUON website.

Your proposal should include a title, and a brief description (maximum 1 page) elaborating the area of investigation, and why you believe the EUON should address this particular knowledge gap. 

Note: 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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