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European Commission's Directorates-General and Services involved in nanotechnology

Research & Innovation DG
Industrial Technologies
for research projects in nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and production technologies (NMP)

Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT)
Nanoelectronics for research projects in nanoelectronics

Enterprise and industry
Chemicals: REACH and nanomaterials

Environment DG
Chemicals policy for chemicals legislation, including nanomaterials

Environment DG
REACH for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), including nanomaterials

Bureau of European Policy Advicers (BEPA)
the European Group on Ethics EGE for ethics related to nanotechnology

Joint Research Centre
Nanotechnology research at the JRC

Employment and Social Affairs DG for societal aspects and occupational safety –
Health and safety at work

Health and Consumer Protection DG for health risk assessment and regulation –
nano related website

Environment DG for environmental risk assessment and regulation–
nano related website

Scientific committees, groups and agencies working on nanotechnology

Ethics
European Group on Ethics
in Science and New Technologies EGE

Risk Assessment

Health
Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks SCENHIR

Health and environment
Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks SCHER

Consumer products
Scientific Committee on Consumer Products SCCP

Pharmaceutical products
European Medical Agency EMEA

Chemicals
European Chemicals Agency ECHA

Food, food additives and contact materials
European Food Safety Authority EFSA

Workers' safety
Scientific Committee for Occupational Exposure Limits SCOEL

Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work ACSH

NEW OSH ERA
project on Occupational Safety and Health

Environment
European Environment Agency EEA

European Technology Platforms

Nanomedicine for nanotechnology for health

Nanoelectronics ENIAC for nanoelectronics

Sustainable Chemistry SusChem for nanomaterials

Industrial Safety ETPIS for nanosafety

Innovative Medicine for the development of new medicines, including nanotechnology approaches

International Cooperation

Standardisation
International Standardisation Organization ISO: ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies

European Committee for Standardisation CEN: CEN/TC 352 Nanotechnologies

OECD
Committee on Science and Technology Policy
CSTP: Development of nanotechnology related indicators

Committee for Chemical Safety: Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials