The development and application of ENM promises many benefits to both society and the global economy. However, to ensure responsible development of this emerging technology, governance must be put into place to ensure that any potential risk posed by ENM is fully understood and controlled.

The regulatory landscape is constantly evolving for all substances and products. However, in the case of ENM, challenges are greater because on the nanoscale, properties of a material relevant to its safety and effectiveness may differ from those on the bulk scale.

To aid the responsible development of nanotechnologies, this work package aims to develop an “ENM safety classifier” – a computational based predictive principle for the assessment of ENM safety. Based upon the resulting design and data requirements of the model, specification for a high throughput system for future testing and analysis of further refined or new ENMs will also be produced.