Help NanoHarmony Overcome the Barriers Between Science and Regulatory Tools

Jun 29, 2021 | News

On behalf of the NanoHarmony project ( we hope that you will be able to spare us some of your valuable time to share your experiences with us in a short, but important survey.

We are looking for your help with ensuring that we can efficiently map the barriers and challenges on translating excellent science into useful regulatory tools. The process of developing test guidance from scientific discovery to their use in regulatory compliance involves many different steps and there are often significant barriers that have to be overcome. At the very least this delays scientific discoveries from being used in guidance useful to industry and regulators.

The NanoHarmony project is supporting the development of test guidelines (TGs) and guidance documents (GDs) through the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Focus here is on eight endpoints where nanomaterial adapted test methods have been identified as a regulatory priority. Alongside this, the project will create guidance that can be used to aid the development of future TGs and GDs in a more efficient way. To learn from best practice, we are approaching you to help by sharing your own experiences and knowledge via a short survey. Your participation will provide valuable information crucial to understanding how to make the TG and GD process more effective. The survey will take between ten and twenty minutes of your time and participation is anonymous.

We thank you in advance for your help in sparing some of your valuable time and also apologise if you have received this email form more than one of your connections.

The survey can be found at It will be open until 10 September 2021.