GRACIOUS Framework 2nd Open Consultation

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The Horizon 2020 project GRACIOUS is developing a science-based Framework which aims to support practical application of grouping of nanomaterials and nanoforms for risk assessment and decision making. This includes the ability to read across from data rich substances to similar nanomaterials for which information is lacking.

After a 1st stage of comprehensive co-creation consultation process engaging with key stakeholders in 2018 and 2019 we have developed a refined Framework that will:

●Help industry incorporate safety into innovation and development by quickly identifying higher and lower risk nanomaterial or nanoform options.

●Provide scientific hypotheses, and the most relevant evidence to support the use of grouping and read-across in regulatory dossiers.

Have another say!

We would like to invite stakeholders from industry, regulators, policy makers, consultants, non-governmental organisations and academia to provide their opinions on the progress within the project.

We want to know if the structure of the GRACIOUS Framework is clear and appropriate for all stakeholders. We want more information about how stakeholders would like the outputs of the grouping and read-across decisions to be presented. We will use your feedback to further refine the GRACIOUS Framework for its official launch in 2021.

Help us build a Framework that meets your needs!



The Horizon 2020 project GRACIOUS is developing a science-based Framework which aims to support practical application of grouping of nanomaterials and nanoforms for risk assessment and decision making. This includes the ability to read across from data rich substances to similar nanomaterials for which information is lacking.

After a 1st stage of comprehensive co-creation consultation process engaging with key stakeholders in 2018 and 2019 we have developed a refined Framework that will:

●Help industry incorporate safety into innovation and development by quickly identifying higher and lower risk nanomaterial or nanoform options.

●Provide scientific hypotheses, and the most relevant evidence to support the use of grouping and read-across in regulatory dossiers.

Have another say!

We would like to invite stakeholders from industry, regulators, policy makers, consultants, non-governmental organisations and academia to provide their opinions on the progress within the project.

We want to know if the structure of the GRACIOUS Framework is clear and appropriate for all stakeholders. We want more information about how stakeholders would like the outputs of the grouping and read-across decisions to be presented. We will use your feedback to further refine the GRACIOUS Framework for its official launch in 2021.

Help us build a Framework that meets your needs!


  • We invite you to give a closer look at the GRACIOUS refined Framework. You will be given the option to provide a quick (max. 10-15 minutes) or more detailed feedback (max. 20-25 minutes).

    • Please watch the videos before starting the survey so you can give proper feedback. The videos provide an overview of the GRACIOUS Framework, explain the Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATA) development and provide a few examples of the already developed IATAs. 
    • Should you plan to provide detailed feedback, the videos should contain enough information to answer our questions. However for a more informed feedback please check out the document "GRACIOUS Framework peer-reviewed manuscript".
    • Throughout the survey you will be offered different ways of engaging with the  project - via running a case study with us or by using our online testing environment. More details for these options are provided in the survey. We encourage you to express your interest even if you are not sure whether this would work for your needs. We are flexible to work closely with you in a tailored manner so we can co-develop the GRACIOUS Framework that meets your needs!
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