The Leibniz Research Alliance Nanosafety deals with safety and security issues concerning nanomaterials and nanoproducts. The central aims are to UNDERSTAND nanoparticle-induced effects, to DEVELOP safe nanomaterials and to EXPLAIN nano-related questions.
The alliance is an association of six institutes which are devoted to materials science, health and toxicology, pneumology, occupational health and safety, scientific databases and knowledge communication.
The Leibniz Research Alliance Nanosafety was established in 2012 as one of several research alliances. It has been designed for a period of five years and interconnects different institutions in a complementary network, enabling Leibniz researchers to work together towards a common goal. In principle, the research alliance is open to external cooperation as well.