- Information Services
BAM offers qualified advice and information based on its experience in the area of "Safety in Technology and Chemistry". In the following sections, you will find information about BAM's services, as well as some additional links.
In the following list, you can find information about the structure and contents of the databases, and a link to the relevant website.
PUBLICA Publications by BAM employees (German version only). CHEMSAFE® The CHEMSAFE® database provides safety-related parameters of fire and explosion prevention for the processing, filling, procurement, storage and disposal of flammable substances. COMAR COMAR is the international database for certified reference materials. There are around 11,000 CRM from more than 200 producers from 27 countries registered in COMAR. DANGEROUS GOODS The DANGEROUS GOODS (DGG) database provides prepared and condensed information from the relevant dangerous goods regulations that are required for the safe transportation of dangerous goods. GSBL The GSBL is the shared central substance data repository for the Federal government and the Federal states, which contains the data from the DANGEROUS GOODS (DGG) database and others. GSBLpublic allows research free of charge for chemical substances and preparations as well as for dusts and dust groups. EPTIS EPTIS is an information system about comparative trials. BAM List
The BAM list is the basis of substance-related prototype approvals for the carriage of dangerous goods in tanks. New microsite in preparation. Reference Organisms BAM's collection of reference organisms includes micro-organisms and insects, which are used for standards checking and tests for industrial products. TRIBOCOLLECT
This numerical, tribological database allows constructors to find the ideal material solution for their tribosystem. New microsite in preparation. (German version only)
Product Contact Points
Product contact points were established in Member States to improve the free movement of goods within the European Union. These should make access to national markets easier for economic operators from other Member States. Their main task is to provide information about products for which no unified EU-wide regulations have yet been agreed.
In Germany, the tasks of the product contact points are undertaken by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) on behalf of the agricultural and fisheries sector and for commodities, and by the BAM for all other products.
Product Contact Point for Construction Products, Investment and Consumer Goods and Other Products
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
Unter den Eichen 87
Fax: +49 30 8104-1947
Product Contact Point for Food, Agricultural and Fisheries Products and Commodities
Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE)
Deichmanns Aue 29
Fax: +49 228 6845-3790
Biocides Assessment Body
BAM's biocides assessment body works on behalf of the approval body for biocides at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, BAuA).
Eco Design and Energy Labelling
BAM is named as the authorised body in both the Energy-Related Product Law (EVPG) and the Energy Labelling Law (EnVKG), and is contributing to the implementation of the new directives.
www.evpg.bam.de (German version only)
BAM provides you with qualified advice from specialist information and documentation centres and the library.
The following services are offered:
- Qualified specialist advice and information
- Information provision (conducting research)
- Sale and use of databases
- Creation of information and documents
- Reading room and open stacks
- Loan of books (limited use)
You can find further information in the library's information sheet (PDF, German version only) .
You can find detailed information in the networks specialist portal, where we have gathered together a collection of links concerning research and services at BAM.