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ICON Research Needs Assessment Workshop

January 9 and 10, 2007

NIH Campus, Bethesda, Maryland

  “This workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF Award Number BES-0646107, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Council on Nanotechnology.”  

Workshop Information

Background Documents

The following documents can be downloaded through the links provided. These documents are presented here to allow interested individuals planning to attend the Research Needs Assessment Workshop the opportunity to do background reading in preparation for participation in the workshop.

1.   Royal Society: Nanoscience and nanotechnologies: opportunities and uncertainties

2.    EPA Nanotechnology White Paper - Final (2007) 

3.   NIOSH, Strategic Plan for NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Filling the Knowledge Gaps, Draft 

4.   ILSI: Principles for characterizing the potential human health effects from exposure to nanomaterials: elements of a screening strategy 

5.   EU SCENIHR 2005, Opinion on the appropriateness of existing methodologies to assess the potential risks associated with engineered and adventitious products of nanotechnologies 

6.   Joint NNI-ChI CBAN and SRC CWG5 Nanotechnology Research Needs Recommendations 

7.   UK HSE RR274, Nanoparticles: An occupational hygiene review 

8.   U.S. National Science and Technology Council Report: Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials     

9.   BAuA. Draft: Nanotechnology: Health and Environmental Risks of Nanoparticles - Research Strategy

10. Swiss Re: Nanotechnology: Small Matter, Many Unknowns 

11.  OECD: Small Size Matters - Opportunities and Risks of Nanotechnologies

12.  OECD: Report of the OECD Workshop on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials - Building Co-operation, Co-Ordination and Communication

13.  Policy Recommendations from "Research Project on Facilitation of Public Acceptance of Nanotechnology - Japan (Funded by MEXT)

14.   IRGC White Paper No. 2: Nanotechnology Risk Governance

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This work is supported in part by the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Initiative of the National Science Foundation
under NSF Award Number EEC-0118007.

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