Our Aim

The consortium InnoMatSafety focuses on a research data infrastructure concerning the safety of innovative materials, which involves material-specific data as well as information on the exposure and the impact of these materials on human health and the environment. Innovative materials are materials with enhanced or new properties compared to conventional materials. Examples are nanomaterials, (nano-)composites, ceramics, polymers as well as biological materials. Research on the safety of new materials, from their development in the laboratory to their approval and application, is interdisciplinary. It covers areas of chemistry, medicine, environmental research and materials science. InnoMatSafety therefore plays an important role as a hinge between other NFDI consortia and can make important contributions to interdisciplinarity and interoperability.


  • IfADo – Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Dortmund
  • IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine
  • Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering IWT
  • IPF – Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research
  • Fraunhofer-Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine (ITEM)
  • Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Center for Hybrid Nanostructures, Hamburg University
  • Dechema e.V.
  • BfR – German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment
  • RIVM – Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (representing the EU Nanosafety Cluster)
  • SKLM – Permanent Senate Commission on Food Safety
  • MAK – Permanent Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area
  • NanoCASE GmbH (member of external committee of experts)

Position Paper

Status: 08 July 2020

Position Paper



Dr. Annette Kraegeloh
INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials
Campus D2 2
66123 Saarbrücken



Matthias Razum
FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen