Nanomaterials and Graphene join Forces to advance the Standardisation & Harmonisation of Advanced Materials

Dr Steffi Friedrichs of AcumenIST SRL participated in the ‚ÄėStandardisation Workshop & Panel Discussion‚Äô at Graphene Week 2023, held from the 4th ‚Äď 8th September 2023 in Gothenburg. She contributed an introduction to the HorizonEurope-funded MACRAM√Č Project (Advanced Characterisation Methodologies to assess and predict the Health and Environmental Risks of Read more…

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Good Practice in (Meta)Data Management – a well-written Perspective provides new Impulses far beyond its Community

‚Äė[‚Ķ] a highly topical issue in the science community: that of research data management and FAIR data.’ [Peer-Reviewer 1] A new paper on data management laments that the processes underlying the best practices of research data management were ‚Äėoverly focussed on the needs of speciÔ¨Āc research projects or aligned to Read more…

From Principles to Reality – FAIR Implementation in the Nanosafety Community

Preparing to tackle the challenge of developing safe and sustainable nanomaterials-based solutions to current global challenges including clean energy, sustainable food production and water security requires access to high quality data and appropriate analysis and modelling approaches, a group of leading nanosafety researchers (incl. AcumenIST Dr Steffi Friedrichs for @NanoFabNet1) Read more…

Towards harmonisation of testing of nanomaterials for EU regulatory requirements on chemical safety

A group of experts has identified 11 different needs for action to address 22 information requirement needs across different EU regulatory areas concerning the market access of products containing nanomaterials. In a new publication entitled ‘Towards harmonisation of testing of nanomaterials for EU regulatory requirements on chemical safety ‚Äď A Read more…

Status, implications and challenges of European safe and sustainable by design paradigms

The implementation of novel safe and sustainable by design (SSbD) practices for the management of chemicals requires a shift from the established risk control paradigms towards prevention-based approaches at the design stage. Such practices, applied at the earliest stages of innovation and throughout the life-cycle of chemicals, materials and products, Read more…

Post-pandemic Professional Networks

By way of a crowning conclusion to its 30-months endeavour of establishing the NanoFabNet Hub – an entirely new professional network for collaborations in the field of sustainability and high-tech innovation, the NanoFabNet team published and outlook on ‚ÄėPost-pandemic Professional Networks‚Äô. Remembering the original planning of the NanoFabNet at the Read more…

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EU 2030 Strategic Plan for Nanofabrication

The NanoFabNet published its ultimate roadmap to establish and secure the ongoing advancement and innovation in sustainable micro- and nanofabrication; the newly released report ‘EU 2030 Strategic Plan for Nanofabrication ‚Äď a NanoFabNet Roadmap‘ highlights the findings of 10 detailed analyses and resulting strategies and action plans, conducted and provided Read more…