GRACIOUS involves first class scientists from large companies, government, small and medium enterprises and academia.
In order to streamline the risk assessment process, the main goal of GRACIOUS is to generate a highly innovative science-based Framework to enable practical application of grouping, leading to read-across and classification of nanomaterials/nanoforms.
Using high quality data is essential for performing robust risk assessment of chemical substances, including engineered nanomaterials (NMs) but quality assessment information is currently not available for most of the available nanosafety datasets. To address this issue, the EU H2020 project GRACIOUS proposed a methodology to facilitate the evaluation of quality and completeness for sets of NM physicochemical and(eco)toxicological data based on established criteria: i.e., completeness, reliability, relevance and adequacy. Join us on 28 June to discuss our approach!
At the most recent meeting of the OECD Working Group on Manufactured Nanomaterials, the GRACIOUS consortium leader, Vicki Stone, was nominated by the UK delegates to lead, along with the USA, the OECD activities on grouping and read-across of nanomaterials. Prof. Vicki Stone said: "This is a great opportunity to expand the GRACIOUS Framework so that it extends beyond European regulation and industry, in order to support a global approach to streamlining nanomaterial risk decision making."
GRACIOUS project partners have worked together to create and publish a new project paper covering the GRACIOUS Framework. The new publication provides a detailed overview on the GRACIOUS Framework and how to use it in practice. The publication is free to access for the next 50 days.