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Published on 8 October 2020

NanoSafety Cluster (NSC) Day @ NanoSAFE 2020

​9h00 - 9h05

Welcome of the day by Martin Himly, PLUS (Chair of NSC WG-A)

​9h05 - 10h00

  • Block 1 - Emerging approaches in nanorisk assessment

- Session 1: New developments in human hazard assessment - focus on AOP, QSAR, IATA

9:05-9:15 h (i) Session intro on “The Why and What and How of AOPs and various emerging approaches – QSAR, NAMs, IATA” by Session Chair Peter Hoet, KathUni Leuven (confirmed)
9:15-9:30 h (ii) “title to be agreed upon (?)” by Dario Greco, Uni Tampere (tbc)
9:30-9:45 h (iii) AOPs and data integration within Nanosafety” by Penny Nymark, Karolisnka Institutet (confirmed)
9:45-10 h (iv) “Showcasing the AOP-Wiki Resource Description Framework – why nano-AOPs do not exist” by Marvin Martens, Uni Maastricht (confirmed)

​10h05 - 11h00

​ Short break

​10h05 - 11h00

- Session 2: Exposure & life cycle assessment - determination & modeling

10:05 h Introduction of Session Chair Wouter Fransman, TNO
10:05-10:15 h (i) “Extrapolation (i.e. re-use) of exposure measurement data for similar exposure scenarios and/or similar materials - from regular chemicals to NMs” by Remy Franken, TNO (confirmed)
10:15-10:30 h (ii) “Sharing of release and exposure measurement data” by Camilla Delpivo, Leitat (confirmed)
10:30-10:45 h (iii) “Efficiency testing and implementation of risk management measures to mitigate exposure to NMs” by Henk Goede, TNO (confirmed)
10:45-11:00 h (iv) “Life cycle thinking in nanoform release assessment” by Nathan Bossa, Leitat (confirmed)

11h00 - 11h05

Virtual coffee, tea & sweets break

11h05 –12h

  • Block 2 – Data workshop & e-tools for nano & beyond

- Session 3: Data FAIRness, metadata completeness, scientific quality assurance

11:05-11:10 h (i) Session intro “Experiences from NanoFASE going FAIR” by Session Chair Claus Svendsen, UKCEH (confirmed)
11:10-11:35 h (ii) “When is a metadata set complete?” showcasing (a) specific example(s) with discussion moderated by Thomas Exner, Edelweiss Connect (confirmed)
11:35-12 h (iii) “How to implement (scientific) FAIR principles in my work?” showcasing support in data FAIRness for projects by Ammar Ammar, Uni Maastricht (confirmed)

​12h05 - 13h00

- Session 4: Spectrum of e-tools along data life cycle

12:05-12:15 h (i) Session intro “Data life cycle - generation processing, evaluation, prediction, curation” by Session Chair Iseult Lynch, UoB (confirmed)
12:15-12:25 h (ii) “Showcasing the NanoCommons exposure/risk assessment tool” by Periklis Tsiros/Harry Sarimveis, NTUA (confirmed)
12:25-12:35 (iii) “Showcasing read-across of NM properties (i.e. zeta potential) to cytotoxicity using by Tassos Papadiamantis, UoB (confirmed)
12:35-12:45 (iv) “Showcasing human exposure assessment using by Nikolaos Cheimarios/Andreas Tsoumanis/Georgia Melagraki/Antreas Afantitis, NovaMechanics (confirmed)
12:45-12:55 h (v) “Idea, methodology, current state of the NanoInformaTIX platform” by Gianpetro Basei, Greendecision (confirmed)
12:55-13:00 h (vi) “Call for action on the Gracious Ontology-Wiki” by Thomas Exner, Edelweiss Connect (confirmed)

13h00 - 14h30

Working lunch and NSC General Assembly

14h30 - 14h45

Virtual coffee, tea & sweets break

14h45 - 15h45

  • Block 3 - NanoRisk Governance & Safe-by-Design concepts - fit for translation to sustainable development?

- Session 5: Features of nanoRGFs in development & current NRGC concepts

14:45-14:55 h (i) “What do we need a NRG Council for, who are its stakeholders and what are their needs?” by Marie-Valentin Florin, NanoRigo (confirmed)
14:55-15:05 h (ii) “What can we expect from a future NRG Council and what is the current view on its design” by Rob Aitken, Gov4Nano (confirmed)
15:05-15:25 h (iii) “Screening ethical issues for governance of nanorisk” by Ineke Malsh, RiskGone (confirmed) (
15:25-15:45 h (iv) “Insight into the nanorisk governance process guided by the NanoRigo NRG framework” by Arto Säämänen (confirmed), and “Requirements on NRG frameworks by insurances and other societal stakeholders” by Martin Mullins, NanoRigo (confirmed)

15h45 - 15h50

Short break

15h50 - 16h50

Session 6: Elements of SbD for sustainable development & innovation

15:50-15:55 h (i) Session intro “SbD - from philosophy to application” by Session Chair Andrew Nelson (SABYDOMA, confirmed)
15:55-16:10 h (ii) “Elevator pitches by other 3 NMBP-15 projects” by Soco Vazquez (SABYNA, confirmed), Carlos Fito (SbD4Nano, tbc), Anna Costa/Felice Simeone (ASINA, tbc)
16:10-16:30 h (iii) “Presenting two case studies (CS) to apply different SbD concepts in break-outs”: (a) CS1 on SbD for Covid-19, e.g., antiviral coating, strategies for pharma by Susanne Resch, confirmed, and Anna Costa, tbc; (b) CS2 on SbD in plastics/3D printing/additive manufacturing by Soco Vazquez (confirmed) and Andrew Nelson (confirmed)
16:30-16:45 h (iv) Feedback/views/feelings from break-outs by Susanne Resch (confirmed), BNN for CS1 and Soco Vazquez for CS2 (confirmed)
16:45-16:50 h (v) Session summary & outlook to green innovation jointly by Andrew Nelson (confirmed) and Martin Himly (confirmed)

16h50 - 15h50

​Virtual refreshments, coffee, tea & sweets break

​The focus of the sessions will be on gains to the entire process, explaining how the tools fit into the wider strategy and what remains after the projects have finished, where to find further info to get things applied in users’ own hands.

17h00 - 18h00

NSC Plenary Session