Summary of the Spring 2014 EU NanoSafety Cluster Database Survey

  • The NanoSafety Cluster Database working group organized in Spring 2014 a survey for the community to summarize the current state of databases and including questions of a more technical nature.

The results of the completed survey can be found at

This survey is a first in a biannual continuous effort and attempt to collect, organise and share up-to-date information about NanoSafety related databases worldwide. For example, it included questions about application programming interfaces, database schema, supported input and output formats, etc. This document summarizes the responses we received before August 2014


EU NanoSafety Cluster WG4 (Database) announces immediate availability of an online NanoSafety Database Survey



NANoREG EU FP7 Flagship project has Norwegian kick off meeting

NANoREG logo
  • On Thursday 17th October international researchers, government and industry representatives attended the Norwegian Kick Off meeting of the EU FP7 Flagship Project NANoREG. The project will provide a common European approach to the regulatory testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials. NANoREG is the first FP7 project to deliver the answers needed by regulators and legislators on EHS by linking them to a scientific evaluation of data and test methods. The project involves 15 countries and 66 partners.

    Participating institutions from Norway are the University of Bergen (meeting hosts), SINTEF, GenĂ˜k Centre for Biosafety, University of Life Sciences, Comet Biotech, NILU and STAMI.


Safety of Nanotechnology in Sunscreens

  • The Nanodermatology Society has published a position statement on the safety of nanotechnology in sunscreens. Dr. Adam Friedman, Vice-President of NDS said, "To date, the data show that the nanotechnology used in sunscreens is safe. To make available to the public information on why these nano-ingredients are used in sunscreens along with the latest material safety data is extremely important".


 Nano and the Environment: Potential Risks, Real Uncertainties & Urgent Issues

  • A report written at the specific request of the Norwegian Ministry of Environment which aims to be accessible for those unfamiliar with the field. Introduces readers to nano and its environmental issues, promotes the adoption of a lifecycle perspective, argues for the integration of social and ethical aspects into both R&D and decision-making, and highlights 3 cases as being of particular importance for their potential environmental impacts - nanosilver, carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles used for remediation.

Published September 7, 2015