• Knowledge Base

    Carbon black in tires, quantum dots in LEDs or titanium nitride in PET bottles ...
    Our knowledge base provides information on products and applications of nanomaterials, illuminates health and environmental aspects.

  • News

    News and information around the topic of nanotechnology.

  • Research

    Research regarding the impacts of nanoparticles on people and the environment is needed. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds projects to fill knowledge gaps and to initiate measures to identify and minimize risk.

  • Nano Basics

    Basic information about nanomaterials for humans and the environment.


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About DaNa2.0

Data and knowledge on nanomaterials - processing of socially relevant scientific facts

The DaNa2.0 project is the follow-up project of DaNa (2009-2013) and is based on its results. An interdisciplinary team of experts from different research areas covering all aspects of nanosafety research (human and environmental toxicology, biology, physics, chemistry and pharmacy) is working together to provide a non-biased, quality-approved and up-to-date knowledge base for more transparency. This data will be published on a website www.nanoobjects.info and also via other media.

Furthermore scientific publications, reports, project results (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and latest news on human and environmental toxicology are analysed. The current state of knowledge is wrapped up in the knowledge base. The central tool of the integrated application-based database, allows the user to quickly access the information between an application of nanoproducts, the used nanomaterial and its individual possible outcome / toxicological effect(s).

To facilitate the evaluation process of scientific publications for discriminating between high- and low quality publications, the expert team developed a methodology, the «Literature Criteria Checklist». This list includes the definition of mandatory and desirable assessment criteria in accordance with quality criteria that have been acknowledged worldwide within the scientific community.


Project lead

Dr. Christoph Steinbach, DECHEMA e.V.

Web coordination

Dr. Katja Nau, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics


Contact: dialog at nanopartikel.info


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Current Research

Graphene interlayer © bonninturina / fotolia.com

Information on the sponsorship programmes of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on nanotechnologies for humans and the environment.


Knowledge Base

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A database with important and generally understandable aspects on health and environment of applied nanomaterials as well as facts on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.


Nano Basics

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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.



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