The U.S.-EU Nanotechnology Communities of Research (CORs) provide a platform for scientists to collaboratively identify and address key research needs through community-led activities such as telecons, webinars, publications, and annual in-person meetings. There are currently seven CORs addressing questions about the potential environmental, health, and safety (EHS) implications of nanomaterials and one Nanomedicine COR. Each COR has one U.S.-based co-chair and one EU-based co-chair. More information about these communities is available via the links below.
NanoEHS Communities of Research
The NanoEHS CORs address the following research areas: (1) nanomaterial characterization; (2) databases and computational modeling; (3) ecotoxicity; (4) human toxicity; (5) exposure through product life; (6) risk assessment; and (7) risk management and control.
Nanomedicine Community of Research
The Nanomedicine COR was launched in September 2018. The focus areas for this COR are under development and may include topics such as standards and characterization.