JRC survey on stakeholders' requirements for micro(nano)plastic test materials in research

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The JRC has launched an online survey to collect information about stakeholders’ needs regarding suitable test materials for micro(nano)plastics research. The survey addresses all kind of stakeholders, such as scientists, research and monitoring laboratories as well as regulators.

The JRC invites stakeholders from the research community to share their experiences and requirements relating to microplastic test materials. The survey seeks to determine what items should be included in a possible repository of micro- (and potentially nano-) plastic test materials. It also explores the experiences with the procurement and use of such materials in the past. Furthermore, the survey aims to assess the stakeholders’ interest in the sourcing microplastic materials from a common repository.

The survey is part of a wider feasibility study about the possible development of a microplastic particles repository by the JRC. It addresses scientists who have previously conducted experimental research involving microplastics, or may be interested in doing so in the future. The input of other stakeholders, such as monitoring laboratories or regulators, is likewise welcome.

You have experience in the field? Please participate in this survey! It will take you about 10-15 minutes.

The survey will remain open until 15 January 2021 and can be accessed here.

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