Search
Funding
   

Related projects
   

Welcome to the ENPRA Website

The ENPRA (RISK ASSESSMENT OF ENGINEERED NANOPARTICLES) project is a major new European Framework 7 project to develop and implement a novel integrated approach for engineered nanoparticle (ENP) risk assessment.

With an estimated economic impact of $292 billion by 2010 across industrial, consumer and medical products, nanotechnology is already one of the key industries within Europe and worldwide. Key to its long term growth and sustainability is establishing end-user confidence that the technologies developed are safe. ENPRA (Engineered NanoParticle Risk Assessment) aims to support long term growth and sustainability of nanotechnologies by expanding the classic exposure-dose-response paradigm of risk assessment, to develop an effective approach for the assessment and management of potential health risks from exposure to engineered nanoparticles.

The 3 ½ year project is led by the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) in  Edinburgh. Worth €3.7 million, it harnesses the knowledge and capabilities of 15 European and 6 US partners including three US Federal Agencies: EPA, NIOSH and NIH-NIEHS. The full list of ENPRA partners is available here.

Under the coordination of Dr Lang Tran, IOM’s Director of Computational Toxicology, ENPRA will utilise the latest advances within in vitro, in vivo and in silico approaches to nanotechnology environment, health & safety (EHS) research to realise its aims. The in vitro and in silico approaches to be developed within ENPRA will help to reduce the need for animal experimentation in nanotoxicology.

   

News and Events

ENPRA Meeting to Present Final Results

When: Sep 19, 2012 09:30 AM to Sep 20, 2012 04:00 PM
Where:  Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (UK)
Contact name:   jrc-ihcp-nanotechnology
Organiser:  ENPRA Project

On 19-20 September 2012 the Final Meeting of the EU-FP7-funded ENPRA project (Risk Assessment of Engineered NanoParticles) will be held at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh (UK). 

After three and a half years of research, the team of the ENPRA project is looking forward to presenting the final results of its activities on the assessment and management of potential health risks from exposure to engineered nanoparticles.

As part of an annual series (2012, 2011 and 2010) and as final event of the project, the meeting will bring together the project leaders as well as regulators and other stakeholders.

Participation and Programme 

To ensure a balanced representation of backgrounds and expertise, participation in this workshop is by invitation only. However, a limited number of places are available to interested participants upon request. In this case, please contact the meeting organisers at jrc-ihcp-nanotechnology by 02/09/2012. 

Further programme details for the meeting will be available  from the website soon. 

 

The Sixth ENPRA Project Newsletter is now available!

ENPRA's sixth newsletter, containing the third ENPRA/JRC stakeholder workshop , Year-3 ENPRA consortium meeting, sixth EONS meeting plus focus article (In vitro hazard assessment of engineered nanomaterials: Update from WP4) and events is now available. Click here to download

The Sixth meeting of the European Observatory on NanoSafety (EONS) took place in Paris on 24 May 2012.

For more information on the presentations and discussions held during the meeting, download here to learn more.Click here to download

The Fifth meeting of the European Observatory on NanoSafety (EONS) took place in Paris on October 13, 2011.

For more information on the presentations and discussions held during the meeting, download here to learn more. Click here to download

The Fifth ENPRA Project Newsletter is now available!

ENPRA's fifth newsletter, containing an account of the mid-term progress meeting, EONS meeting and Stakeholder meeting plus focus article and events is now available. Click here to download

The Fourth ENPRA Project Newsletter is now available!

ENPRA's fourth newsletter, containing an account of the mid-term progress meeting, EONS meeting and Stakeholder meeting plus focus articles and events is now available. Click here to download

Joint JRC Nano Event and 2nd ENPRA Stakeholders Workshop

The 2nd ENPRA Stakeholders Workshop was held on 10-12 May 2011 in Varese (Italy) on the ‘Challenges of Regulation and Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials’. To view the report from this meeting, click here.

Contributions to the "Challenges of Regulation and Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials" event on 10-12 May 2011 are now available.

The workshop involved about 90 participants, from industry, government, NGOs, and academia. During two and a half days 34 experts from 26 different organisations informed participants on the latest scientific progress in the field of nanoparticle risk assessment within the ENPRA project and discussed recent developments concerning legislation in the EU and beyond.

Twenty-eight presentations were delivered at the Joint nano Event and Stakeholders Workshop and are now available on-line: ENPRA Workshop 2011 - Programme with Presentations.

Environment, Health and Safety Aspects of Nanomaterials: Excerpts of the fourth ENPRA EONS Report are available for public download

ENPRA's fourth Expert Panel Meeting took place in Brussels on March 31st 2011. For more information on the presentations and discussions held during the meeting, download here to learn more.

The Third ENPRA Project Newsletter is now available!

ENPRA's third newsletter, containing a summary of research progress within year 2 of the project, a report on the latest results from nanoparticle kinetics studies undertaken within the project's WP5, and a focus article on characterisation of ENPs as carried out by partners within ENPRA is now available. Click here to download (pdf, 536kb)

Environment, Health and Safety Aspects of Nanomaterials: Excerpts of the third ENPRA EONS Report available for public download

ENPRA's third Expert Panel Meeting took place in Paris on October 6th 2010. For more information on the presentations and discussions during the meeting download here to learn more  

The Second ENPRA Project Newsletter is now available.

ENPRA's second newsletter offers summarises research progress and developments from its first year, together with a summary of upcoming events and noteworthy announcements.  Follow this link to download the newsletter and learn more (pdf, 393 kb)

Environment, Health and Safety Aspects of Nanomaterials: Excerpts of the second ENPRA EONS Report available for public download

 (6th July) ENPRA's second Expert Panel Meeting took place in Ispra, Italy in April 2010. The meeting provided a forum for invited experts from around the world to discuss key publications and findings from the first half of 2010, and to form opinions on their value to future nanotechnology EHS research. The proceedings of this meeting were summarised in the first 'European Observatory on Nano Safety' (EONS) report, which was available in full to ENPRA members.

We are now pleased to be able to make publicly available excerpts of this report, which compile three of the key publications highlighted within the full report. To download a copy, click here (pdf, 1mb).

Environment, Health and Safety Aspects of Nanomaterials: Excerpts of the first ENPRA EONS Report available for public download

(13th April) ENPRA's first Expert Panel Meeting tookENPRA's first Expert Panel Meeting took place in Paris, November 2009. The meeting provided a forum for invited experts from around the world to discuss key publications and findings from the latter half of 2009, and to form opinions on their value to future nanotechnology EHS research. The proceedings of this meeting were summarised in the first 'European Observatory on Nano Safety' (EONS) report, which was available in full to ENPRA members.

 We are now pleased to be able to make publicly available excerpts of this report, which compile three of the key publications highlighted within the full report. To download a copy, click here (pdf, 2mb).

Environment, Health and Safety Aspects of Nanomaterials: First ENPRA EONS Report available to ENPRA members online

(13th April) ENPRA's first Expert Panel Meeting took place in Paris, November 2009. The meeting provided a forum for invited experts from around the world to discuss key publications and findings from the latter half of 2009, and to form opinions on their value to future nanotechnology EHS research.The proceedings of this meeting have been summarised in the first 'European Observtory on Nano Safety' (EONS) report, and are now available exclusively to ENPRA members in the member area of the website. Visit the 'Final Project Deliverables' section for access. 

First ENPRA Project Newsletter is now available to download.

(28th January) ENPRA's first newsletter offers an introduction to the ENPRA project, and summarises research progress and developments from its first 6 months, together with a summary of upcoming events and noteworthy announcements.  Follow this link to download the newsletter and learn more (pdf, 217kb).

   

Project contacts

For  further information about the ENPRA project please contact: 

Dr Lang Tran, Director of Computational Toxiciology,
Institute Of Occupational Medicine,
+44 (0) 131 449 8050; Email
: lang.tran@iom-world.org

or Susan Makari, Project Manager, 
Institute Of Occupational Medicine,
+44 (0) 131 449 8065; Email
: susan.makari@iom-world.org

   

Project activity

The sixth meeting of the European Observatory on NanoSafety (EONS) took place in Paris on 24 May 2012

The proceedings of this meeting have been summarised in the sixth 'European Observtory on Nano Safety' (EONS) report, and an excerpt is available on the Home page. The main report is available exclusively to ENPRA members in the member area of the website. Visit the WP7 section for access.  

   

Website & Newsletter

Providing general information on the project and its progress, and links to related areas.

Registered members of www.enpra.eu can access further information, with private areas for Project Team information and collaboration, eg project plans, progress reports, protocols, discussion forums, project Wiki etc.

The site provides a resource for ENPRA project team members and other interested parties. We welcome any useful content - please submit any items such as events and links, or other ENPRA related items of interest via our feedback form.

Non project team members can still register for future updates and occasional ENPRA newsletters.

The fifth ENPRA newsletter is available to download now - click here for access. 

   

 

   

top of page