01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020
The goal of the ACEnano project is to introduce confidence, adaptability and clarity into nanomaterial risk assessment by developing a widely implementable and robust tiered approach to nanomaterial physicochemical characterisation.
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
Unter den Eichen 44-46
ACEnano - Analytical and Characterisation Excellence in nanomaterial risk assessment: A tiered approach
Interlaboratory comparison - Call for participation
BAM and BfR have launched a VAMAS interlaboratory comparison on "Surface analysis of oxide nanoparticles" for new standards in ISO/IC 201.
Interested? Contact Joerg.Radnik@bam.de or firstname.lastname@example.org
ACEnano constructs a quality assurance and risk assessment framework for nanomaterials by constructing a methodology for nanomaterial characterisation. This project optimises, miniaturises, simplifies and verifies a carefully selected set of analytical techniques, instrumentation and equipment for testing nanomaterial properties and characteristics, as well as supporting their use by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through training and documentation. The result is the “ACEnano toolbox”: a user-friendly decision tool available on the ACEnano website, which helps users to simplify the choice of appropriate experimental methods for reliable characterisation of nanomaterials. These advances in methodology are linked to an ontology framework to ensure that the data obtained with these methods complies with the “FAIR” standards (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). These outcomes are then embedded into a quality assurance and risk assessment framework which includes method validations and interlaboratory comparisons, and which sets criteria for benchmarking of future innovation in this field. The innovations and outcomes from the project will be disseminated to the scientific community and to SMEs and used for new standards for regulation (e.g. OECD) and standardisation (e.g. ISO, CEN) bodies.