Project results

The Gov4Nano deliverables, tasks, factsheets and the publications show the work and progress of the project.

The table below shows the public deliverables and factsheets. The factsheet summarises the results and briefly describes the aim and context of the work that has been carried out.

Reporting period

2019-01-01 to 2020-06-30

2020-07-01 to 2022-02-28

Gov4Nano Factsheets & Deliverables





Objective 1: To improve the FAIRness of the nano-EHS data infrastructure, eventually leading to machine-readable data
 D1.1 D1.1   Inception report with recommendations for a network of FAIR nanoEHS databases
 D1.2 ⬇ D1.2 ⬇   Improving data findability and accessibility
  D1.3   Operating interoperable databases and report on how to sustain them
 D1.4 ⬇ D1.4   Report on how to improve data reusability, with case studies
  D1.5   Conference in which project results including showcase will be demonstrated
Objective 2: Harmonized guidance for characterization and testing of nanomaterials
  D2.1 ⬇  2.1 ⬇ Draft Guidance document on nanomaterial characterisation guidelines and their application in regulation
  D2.2 ⬇  2.2 ⬇ Guidance document „From release testing to (Occupational) Exposure
  D2.3 ⬇   Final Guidance document on nanomaterial characterisation guidelines and their application in regulation
     2.5 ⬇ Applicability of OECD Test Guideline 442D in vitro skin sensitization for nanomaterials
     2.6 ⬇ Dustiness of Manufactured Nanomaterials
     2.7 ⬇ Abiotic Transformation of Nanomaterials in Environmental Aquatic Media
     2.8 ⬇ Studies on bioaccumulation of nanomaterials in fish
  D2.10 ⬇   Compilation and critical assessment of ring trial results
 D2.20 ⬇ D2.20 ⬇   Overview of abiotic transformation reactions in the aquatic environment which are relevant for nanomaterial risk assessment
Objective 3: To understand how risk perception on nanotechnologies is formed in (a) civil society and (b) (re-) insurance industry
 D3.1 ⬇     Report on parameters, elements and information forming and influencing the risk-perception of different civil society groups
 D3.2 ⬇ D3.2 ⬇   Best-practice guidelines for communication, information provision and engagement
 D3.3 ⬇ D3.3 & D3.4   Report on the (re-)insurance industry’s knowledge about and provisions towards nanotechnology and its applications and on the industry’s information needs (D3.3)
Report on information needs of the (re-)insurance industry (D3.4) 
  D3.5 ⬇   List and description of civil society groups and (re-)insurance industry companies engaged with
  D3.6 ⬇   Recommendations on how the organisational form for Nano Risk Governance should train and educate civil society and insurers
 D3.7 ⬇ D3.7 ⬇   How to address civil society’s and insurances’ needs within the organisational form for Nano Risk Governance
 D3.8 ⬇ D3.8 ⬇   Evaluation of how public risk perception evolved
Objective 4: To develop a Nano-Risk Governance Portal (NRGP) with tools, data, and guidance
  D4.1 ⬇   Review of existing and near-future next generation tools and models to support the nano-risk governance council and industrial safer-by-design.
  D4.2 ⬇   State-of-the-art review on existing data on stakeholder needs in regards to support tools for safer-by-design and the overall nano-risk governance
  D4.5 ⬇   Final suite of programmed tools, databases, methods guidance and test guidelines to be linked to the “nano risk governance hub” and tool-to-tool data-transfer needs for reporting
  D4.6 ⬇   Updated case-studies for testing and demonstration of the nano-risk governance tools and guidance
  D4.7 ⬇   Updated web-portal and guidance for the “nano risk governance portal” connecting the final suite of tools, databases and guidance to support industrial SbD and regulatory nano-risk governance.
  D4.8 ⬇   Teaching materials and worked case studies for demonstration of the functionalities of the “nano risk governance portal”
Objective 5: To build a Risk Governance Council for nano (NRGC) to coordinate and harmonize transdisciplinary international efforts toward safe and sustainable nano-related products
   D5.2 ⬇   Initial NRGC operational plan: mission (mandate), operational structure and recruited initial members
 D5.3 ⬇  D5.3 ⬇   Report on Regulatory Road- and Research-Map
 D5.4 ⬇     Report on execution of Regulatory Road and Research Map including joint call topics
 D5.5 ⬇ D5.5 ⬇   Development of conditions for an organisational form for Nano Risk Governance in the context of present policy goals
  D5.6 ⬇   Reports on case studies for an organisational form for Nano Risk Governance
Five governance briefs providing to research, industry, and policy makers an overview of gaps and barriers, and recommendations on ways forward on health and safety research and regulation on nano- and  advanced materials. The briefs are an extract of the deliverable D5.6 and can be found here.
 D5.7 ⬇ D5.7 ⬇   Report on suitable operational business models for the structure of Nano Risk Governance
 D5.8 ⬇ D5.8 ⬇   Inventory of effective governance structures in support of CSS
  D5.9 ⬇   Nanospecific transregulatory Risk Research Agenda
Objective 6: From stakeholder engagement to stakeholder involvement in the NRGC
 D6.2 ⬇ D6.2 ⬇   Report on Force Field Analysis and Background Analysis of Stakeholders
  D6.5 ⬇   Report on stakeholder priorities for successful implementation of risk governance
  D6.6 ⬇   Apply to establish a risk governance working group within the NSC
  D6.7 ⬇   Launch Event
  D6.8 ⬇   Roadmap of stakeholder engagement with an organisational form for Nano Risk Governance
  D6.10 ⬇   Final Standards roadmap
Objective 7: To equip the NRGC with the mechanisms and tools to monitor the progress on implementation of risk governance for nanotechnology across different regulatory sectors (i.e. chemicals, biocides, cosmetics, food, medicine) in Europe and beyond
WP7     Mechanisms to monitor routes of safe nanomaterials
  D7.3 ⬇   Selected monitoring instruments and recommendations for their implementation
  D7.4 ⬇   Scheme for monitoring of progress in implementation of risk governance
  D7.5 ⬇   Report on monitoring of international risk governance activities

Gov4Nano Publications