The EU NanoSafety Cluster is a DG RTD NMP initiative to maximise the synergies between the existing FP6 and FP7 projects addressing all aspects of nanosafety including toxicology, ecotoxicology, exposure assessment, mechanisms of interaction, risk assessment and standardisation. Synergy among these projects, collaboration for maximising impact, policy elaboration, planning of future actions, and international cooperation are the main aims of the NanoSafety cluster, projects and stakeholders open forum. The main objectives of the NanoSafety cluster are:
– To facilitate the formation of a consensus on nanotoxicology in Europe
– To provide a single voice for discussions with external bodies
– To avoid duplicating work and improve efficiency
– To improve the coherence of nanotoxicology studies and harmonize methods
– To provide a forum for discussion, problem solving and planning R&D activities in Europe
– To provide industrial stakeholders and the general public with appropriate knowledge on the risks of NanoParticles and nanomaterials for human health and the environment.
Participation in the NanoSafety cluster is voluntary for projects that commenced prior to April 2009, and is compulsory for nano-EHS projects started since April 2009.
Visit the NanoSafety Cluster website (external link, last accessed 28 March 2014).