Project results

The Gov4Nano deliverables and factsheets show the work and progress of the project. The table below show 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.

Gov4Nano Progress Report

Periodic Reporting for period 1 – Gov4Nano

Implementation of Risk Governance:
meeting the needs of nanotechnology

Reporting period

2019-01-01 to 2020-06-30

Gov4Nano Project Results




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
Objective 2: Harmonized guidance for characterization and testing of nanomaterials
D2.1 ⬇ Draft Guidance document on nanomaterial characterisation guidelines and their application in regulation
 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
 D3.3 ⬇ Report on the (re-)insurance industry’s knowledge about and provisions towards nanotechnology and its applications and on the industry’s information needs
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
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
 D5.3 ⬇ D5.3 ⬇ Report on Regulatory Road- and Research-Map
 D5.4 ⬇ Report on execution of Regulatory Road and Research Map including joint call topics
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
D6.6 ⬇ Apply to establish a risk governance working group within the NSC
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