Call for evidence open on updating ECHA's governance and work
The European Commission is collecting initial input for its upcoming proposal to update the way ECHA operates.
Commission starts process for chemicals data access legislation
The initiative aims to remove administrative and technical obstacles to improve access to chemicals data.
EU safe- and sustainable-by-design framework released
DG RTD and the JRC have released the SSbD framework for the definition of the criteria and evaluation procedure for chemicals and materials.
Canada releases framework for nanomaterials risk assessment
The document provides guidance for adapting risk assessment practices to substances at the nanoscale in accordance with OECD recommendations.
Commission releases revised nanomaterial definition
The long-awaited update of Recommendation 2011/696 is now available.
NIA member Promethean Particles participates in new carbon capture technology pilot
The company is participating in the pilot trial of an innovative technology that could shape the future of carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Targeted ECHA consultation for harmonised classification and labelling of silver closes on May 17
ECHA is carrying out a new targeted consultation of the proposal for the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of silver, submitted by Sweden and already the object of consultations in 2020 and 2021.
Industry survey open for REACH revision process impact assessment
Feedback is sought to assess the options to revise authorisations and restrictions, as well as the extension of the generic risk management approach.
Commission invites experts to register in the database for projects evaluation
The European Research Executive Agency (REA) has circulated a call for experts from a wide range of fields, including nanotechnology, to register in the European Commission database. 
NIA member Cerion Nanomaterials recognized with Frost & Sullivan's “2022 Technology Innovation Leadership Award”
NIA member Cerion Nanomaterials has been recognized with  Frost & Sullivan's “2022 Technology Innovation Leadership Award” This award is provided  in recognition of Cerion’s superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic development within the nanomaterials industry.   You can read the full report here.
Stakeholder consultation opens for review of the Cosmetic Products Regulation
After REACH, targeted revision begins in order to bring the CPR in line with the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.
Commission holds second stakeholder workshop on SSbD criteria
The event saw the presentation and discussion of the draft safe-and sustainable-by-design criteria for chemicals that should be finalized by the end of the year.
ACS article - The regulatory framework for nanoplastics
A discussion of the current and potential future framework for regulating intentionally produced nanoplastics.
Nano in Action: Graphene(s) solutions to tackle societal challenges - Recording available
Our latest Nano In Action webinar's recording is now available to watch or watch again: https://youtu.be/ExnEkGcovK8 The webinar is divided in two parts: the first one presents the Graphene Classification Framework and the rationale for its creation, discussing the need for clarity when talking about different types of graphene. The second part...
Biodegradation, SbD surveys open for EUON/ECHA study
The EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) and ECHA are collecting information for a study on nanomaterials biodegradation.
EU notifies WTO of Cosmetics Regulation amendment banning 12 nanomaterials
The relevant nanomaterials will be added to Annex II of the Cosmetics Regulation.
EUON publishes Nanopinion on nanoplastics risk assessment
Nanoplastics are becoming a familiar term due to increased discussions on plastic pollution, yet they have not been as well described as engineered nanomaterials.
ACEnano project releases publication on sample preparation optimization for nanomaterials analysis
NIA member Vitrocell are among the co-authors of a publication exploring reproducible automation and standardization protocols for sample preparation.
NIA's Dr Blanca Suarez Merino and Dr Sean Kelly co-author article on safe(r)-by-design guidelines for the nanotechnology industry
The Safe(r)-by-design guidelines for the nanotechnology industry, co-authored by NIA staff Dr Blanca Suarez Merino and Dr Sean Kelly as part of the NanoReg2 project, are now available online.
ECHA publishes updates to the nanoform appendix to the substance registration guidance
ECHA has published an update to the Appendix for nanoforms applicable to the Guidance on Registration and Substance Identification.