The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) today launched its Regulatory Monitoring Database. This Database is a comprehensive tool that allows its users to monitor nano-specific regulations and standards around the world.
As legislative texts across the globe increasingly include provisions related to nanotechnologies, it is becoming ever more crucial for businesses to understand and anticipate both what policy-makers are developing, and what standards could apply to them. NIA’s Regulatory Monitoring Database sets out to improve its users’ understanding of these and aid them in taking the appropriate courses of action for their businesses.
Colour-coded so as to be easy-to-use and simple to navigate, the Database informs users of the latest developments, their importance and their expected impact. Specially-tailored Analysis Pages are also made for each item, and information about key actors, main dates, nano-relevant quotes from the text, and the history of the development are also provided.
Non-NIA Members are invited to subscribe to this new service. Access to the database is provided free of charge to NIA Corporate and Associate Members, while NIA Affiliate Members are eligible for a discount on the fee equal to the cost of their annual membership fee.