Participating Partners: LEITAT
LEITAT will contribute on the transfer of best practise workflows by providing support on the definition of optimal testing workflows and by offering site visits to its facilities dedicated to the evaluation of nanomaterial release, nanomaterial characterisation and nanomaterial toxicity testing. In addition, LEITAT will provide support by organising (virtual access, VA), including a ‘questions & answers’ section, and specific support on the definition of testing workflows.
A special emphasis will be placed on the need for multidisciplinary teams to be able to tackle complex issues such as nanomaterials characterisation in assay media or biological matrices. A network of laboratories with well-known expertise will be generated to cover a wide panel of methodologies and knowledge fields that are relevant in the safety assessment of nanomaterials (e.g., material characterisation, accelerated aging processes, in vitro and in vivo models, bioanalytical techniques, bioinformatics etc.). In parallel, the mechanisms to exchange information and expertise will be defined. It is expected that such mechanisms will involve site visits, web-based information exchange forums, organisation of round-robin tests (JRA3) and support on definition of testing workflows.
In addition, the framework to implement a certification procedure for a subset of key testing methods will be developed. This may involve the use of reference materials (coordinated by JRC IRMM) and reference data with acceptability criteria on the selected testing methods. A key component of the TA will be the support for Users to obtain this certification via physical TA to core labs (LEITAT, UoB, CEH and later DC).
The computation tools offered by LEITAT for TA falls under the following categories:
- Experimental Workflows