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Specific Advice on Fulfilling Information Requirements for Nanomaterials under REACH


REACH-NanoInfo (RIP-oN2) was a project funded between 2010-2011 by the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) of the European Commission’s Directorate General Joint Research Centre (JRC), led by SAFENANO.

The project consortium, which was a partnership between SAFENANO, the Nanotechnology Industries Association, Cefic, and Soluzioni Informatiche, brought together internationally renowned experts from disciplines including physical sciences, life sciences, occupational hygiene, and risk assessment.

The objectives of this project were to:

  • Develop specific advice on how REACH information requirements on intrinsic properties of nanomaterials can be fulfilled. This included addressing and advising on the appropriateness of the relevant test methods (including dosimetry) for nanomaterials and outline, when relevant, possible specific testing strategies.
  • Develop advice on the information that is needed for safety evaluation and risk management of nanomaterials and in particular if information is needed beyond or in addition to the current information requirements listed in REACH Annexes VI-X.

The final project report is available to download here.

Based on the scientific and technical state of the art recommendations made in the final reports of the RIP-oN 2 & RIP-oN 3 projects, on the 30th April 2012 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published three new appendices, updating Chapters R.7a, R.7b and R.7c of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR & CSA) with recommendations for registering nanomaterials under REACH.

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