Nanotechnology Project

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Environment, Health and Safety Research

Developing a Web-Based Nano-Information Library

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorArthur L. Miller
InstitutionNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Project URLView
Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialGeneric
Impact Sector
Broad Research Categories Generation, Dispersion, Transformation etc.
Risk Management
NNI identifiere3-1

Funding Information

Anticipated Total Funding$900,000.00
Annual Funding$300,000.00
Funding SourceNIOSH
Funding Mechanism
Funding Sector
Start Year2004
Anticipated End Year2007


The primary objective of this project is to design, build, and implement the Web-based Nanoparticle Information Library (NIL). The NIL is being developed as a global source for information concerning the properties and associated health and safety implications of the myriad nanomaterials that are being developed. This work also supports efforts ongoing in the Nanoparticles in the Workplace project. It is intended to provide NIOSH and the occupational safety and health community with access to knowledge as to the variety and extent of nanomaterials being produced worldwide, along with information concerning their physical and chemical properties, processes of origin, and possible health effects.

(Project budget is an estimate only, based on available data)