Welcome to the 2015 Edition of the Nanosafety Cluster compendium. This year’s edition spans FP7 and Horizon 2020 funded projects, as well as including updates from some of the ended Fp7 projects highlighting their ongoing impact beyond the project lifetime. As always, the compendium documents the status of important EU-funded projects on nanomaterial toxicity and exposure monitoring, integrated risk management, research infrastructure and coordination and support activities as well as regulatory-focussed research on nanosafety. The running FP7 projects are well into their activities, while the first of the H2020 projects are just preparing to start over the coming months.
The compendium is not intended to be a guidance document for human health and environmental safety management of nanotechnologies, as such guidance documents already exist and are widely available. Neither is the compendium intended to be a medium for the publication of scientific data and research results, as this task is covered by scientific conferences and the peer reviewed press. Instead, the compendium aims to showcase the exciting and important European-wide collaborative research being undertaken to ensure the safe implementation of nanotechnologies, and to act as a one-stop-shop for all stakeholders interested in acquiring an overview of current research activities.
This years’ compendium contains information on 3 just negotiated H2020 projects, 24 running FP7 projects, including updates from those FP7 projects that had just started when the 2014 Edition of the compendium was published, i.e. eNanoMapper, NanoDefine and FutureNanoNeeds.