• 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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The IUCLID application (International Uniform Chemical Database) is used by the chemical industry worldwide to capture and manage data on the chemical compounds they produce. Marketing these substances in the EU that fall under the REACH Regulation requires submission of the IUCLID data to the associated authority, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

In the running it became necessary to capture essential data specific to nanomaterials such as zeta potential or dustiness in the forms. On behalf of the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN), researchers from the European Joint Research Centre from the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (JRC-ICHP) developed a series of drafts which were summarised in 13 final documents and subsequently integrated into the IUCLID database.

The current version of IUCLID 5.5 software is available under www.iuclid.eu. So far, in previous versions of IUCLID nano-specific physical and chemical data could be reported with workarounds. Thanks to the work of the JRC scientists reporting these important properties is considerably simplified which in long term will lead to improvement of data quality and reliability.



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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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