GRACIOUS aims to support regulators, industry and decision makers by providing suitable decision making methodologies and tools to conduct grouping, leading to read-across for risk assessment and/or classification of nanomaterials (NMs) /nanoforms (NFs).
How to get involved?
If you are interested in getting engaged in the GRACIOUS project by providing your input into the framework, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the start of the project we will engage with communities of relevant stakeholders from regulation, industry (e.g. nanotechnology industries, SMEs, testing service providers, consultancies), academia, standardisation community, and the civil society (NGOs, trade unions) in a continuous dialogue as we develop the prototype Framework.
Specific consideration will be given to:
- their (further) needs and perspectives,
- the strengths and limitations of the existing grouping and read-across approaches for chemicals and NMs/NFs; and
- the practical usability of the new strategies developed by the project for the purposes of regulator risk assessment, hazard classification, and informing business decisions concerned with the safer design of competitively performing products.
This continuous dialogue is essential for ensuring the development of a Framework that is credible for use in both regulatory and industrial settings. This alignment to stakeholder needs, coupled with our activities to raise awareness, and to provide training and guidance materials, will ensure that the Framework has a legacy beyond the duration of the project.