The European Union (EU) Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) announced on June 17, 2022, that it is looking for topics that could be addressed in its upcoming studies. EUON conducts up to three studies annually to address knowledge gaps on nanomaterials. EUON is looking for study topics that address:
- Questions related to the health and safety aspects of nanomaterials, including hazard and risk assessment, exposure to nanomaterials, or worker safety and protection;
- Specific issues surrounding the uses of nanomaterials; or
- Information about markets for nanomaterials (e.g., the market for specific materials such as graphene or specific market sectors).
EUON states that the scope of the study can be on nanomaterials in general, a specific nanomaterial, or a defined group of nanomaterials. Studies are run for three to nine months and according to EUON should be based on desk research and surveys (should not require laboratory research). Proposals are due July 18, 2022. The EUON team will assess all proposals. The selected proposals will be carried out through EUON’s existing procurement channels. EUON will make the outcome and study reports publicly available on its website.