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May 5, 2022

Registration Opens for NanoHarmony and NANOMET Workshop on OECD Test Guideline Development

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The NanoHarmony and NANOMET projects are holding their first face-to-face joint workshop on the development of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) test guidelines (TG) for nanomaterials back-to-back with the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) at the OECD Conference Center in Paris on June 29-30, 2022. NanoHarmony aims to facilitate and improve the development process of TGs from the perspective of the developers, users, and harmonization body. NANOMET supports OECD to identify and develop standardized methods for nanomaterials.

During the workshop, participants will discuss the challenges and best practice approaches for the development of TGs. There will be a special focus on the use of TGs in regulation from an international point of view. NanoHarmony and NANOMET will inform participants about the different steps of the TG development process, potential process improvements, and ongoing TG developments for nanomaterials. The open discussions will be used to obtain input from stakeholders on the OECD process and to gather input on current OECD projects towards the development of TGs and guidance documents.

Places at the workshop may be limited, depending on any local restrictions that may be in force at the time, so registration does not guarantee a place at the workshop. Delegates will be selected to ensure a balanced representation between countries and stakeholder types. There will also be the possibility of participating at the meeting online and registrants can select this option on the order form. Registration will close June 8, 2022, at 15:00 (CEST) to ensure time for OECD to make relevant security checks.