This document is intended to provide information on the outcomes and
developments of the WPMN related to the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.
The project on Co-operation on Voluntary Schemes and Regulatory Programmes
was established to achieve two objectives with respect to information gathering
- To identify common elements of the various information gathering
initiatives, in place or planned, which encourage industry and other entities
to submit existing information and data and/or generate new data on risk
assessment and risk management of nanomaterials; and
- To develop considerations and recommendations for approaches and elements
to implement effective information gathering schemes.
This document is the analysis of current and proposed information gathering
initiatives for manufactured nanomaterials (Section I). It includes a number of
considerations and recommendations which should be considered in developing an
information gathering initiative. The document also includes a table which
compares current information gathering schemes (Section II). Information
provided through this table served as a basis of the analysis of information
gathering initiatives. In addition, the table was further updated with inputs
from Canada, Germany and the United States. These updates were no longer
considered by the analysis.
It is expected that the Table of Comparison (Section II) be updated when
new information on current or additional initiatives become available.