• 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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JRC Nanomaterials Repository

JRC hosts a Nanomaterials Repository providing benchmark materials used worldwide by (regulatory) scientists for development of standardised tests for safety assessment of nanomaterials.


Nanotechnology underpins developments in many sectors. However, the complex interaction of nanomaterials (NM) with living organisms and the environment makes environmental and health safety (EHS) assessment a challenge. International test guidelines and standards for testing NMs are thus crucial to promote sustainable technological development.


The JRC Repository hosts a set of industrially manufactured nanomaterials representative of a range of NM available on the world market. First developed to be used in the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials' Testing Programme, they have now also been used in many EU funded research projects, several non-EU initiatives, industry and testing laboratories for addressing regulatory questions.



Current Research

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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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