Leibniz Research Alliance "Nanosafety"
The Leibniz Research Alliance on Nanosafety deals with safety and security issues regarding nanomaterials and nanoproducts. Central topics include understanding the effects induced by nanoparticles, developing safe nanomaterials, and explaining key issues in the context of nanotechnology.
The research focuses on four primary goals:
- Decoding the mode of action of nanoparticles to deduce key principles for the prediction of effects triggered by nanoparticles and the design of safe nanomaterials
- Developing nanomaterials for counterfeit protection
- Furthering the public discourse by providing insight into information reception and knowledge communication on nano-related questions
- Setting up a digital infrastructure to manage research data on nanosafety
The alliance is an association of Leibniz institutions which focus on material sciences, health and toxicology, pneumology, the working environment, scientific databases, and knowledge communication.