NIA's Global Regulatory Working Group was developed in 2017 in response to Member requests for targeted NIA work to support their needs. 

In addition to ongoing responses and consultations as part of Member services, NIA now delivers a Working Group that focuses on critical regulatory concerns from Members particularly in areas where Members will benefit from shared good practice and where NIA can help drive wider international regulatory development and implementation.


  • Collating nanomaterial definitions across sectors and territories worldwide.  Creating a guide to deifnitions, case studies and good practice from Members and creation of position papers on definition future priorities for industry

  • Collating national nanomaterial registries.  Creating a guide to different national registry requirements, with specific attention to exemtions, confidentialty etc. using case studies and good practice from Members and creation of position papers on the future for national registries

  • Addressing the grouping of nanoforms for dossier preparation.  Creation of an intial problem statement regarding the grouping of nanoforms that can establish a base point across actors and from which a roadmap forwards can be developed

​Delivering the Working Group

Once topics have been nominated, discussed and selected by Members, NIA prepares a workflow and deliverables for each topic.   NIA will work to assemble supporting documents or develop new materials and Members will contribute through mechanisms including consultations, case studies and shared good practice.  NIA will also invite external experts to be involved where required, with some activities intended wider community action e.g. nanoform grouping.

All materials and deliverables will be shared with Members in the Member area of the website and regulatory reported through the Newsletters, webinars and the annual symposium.

For more information on any activity and how to become involved as a Member, please visit our Membership page or contact chiara.venturini[at]