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Have your say on future studies on nanomaterials

The EUON is looking for topic suggestions that could be addressed in its upcoming studies. Up to three studies are conducted annually to address knowledge gaps on nanomaterials that are of interest to the general public and the research community. 

Helsinki, 19 March 2021 - Are you an interested member of the public or working in a field related to nanomaterials or nanotechnology that could benefit from more research? If you have a proposal for a specific study that fills an information gap relevant to nanomaterials on the EU market, the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (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; 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 and it should be possible to execute within 3 to 9 months. The studies should be based on desk research and surveys and should not require laboratory research. Submit your proposal by 30 April 2021. All proposals will be assessed by the EUON secretariat and if selected, they will be carried out through the EUON’s existing procurement channels. The outcome and study reports will be made publically available on the EUON website.

As part of the proposal, you should include a title, and a brief (maximum 1 page) description 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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