The NANoREG project: 'A common European approach to the regulatory testing of nanomaterials', funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme produced two major project outputs: the NANoREG Framework and the NANoREG Toolbox for the Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials. The Toolbox supports the implementation of the Framework by providing an overview of available tools (test methods, datasets, models, guidance documents, decision trees, etc.) useful to regulators and other stakeholders in the European REACH context. In this dataset, these tools and the purpose, type, regulatory acceptability status and access information of as well as other metadata about each tool are recorded. The two separate files of the dataset cover presently available (Toolbox) and upcoming tools (Prospective tools).
The NANoREG Toolbox is a freely accessible and unique entry portal that provides easy access to over five hundred tools that are valuable for nanomaterial safety assessment; can now be accessed and downloaded. The Toolbox covers an unprecedented and broad range of tools developed in Europe and elsewhere, and emphasises what presently can be achieved in nanomaterial safety assessment, with up-to-date equipment.
The NANoREG framework addresses the need to ease the nanomaterials safety assessment in the REACH Regulation context. It offers forward-looking strategies: Safe-by-Design, a Nanospecific Prioritisation and Risk Assessment, and Life Cycle Assessment. It is intended for scientific experts, regulatory authorities and industry.