|Jun 06, 2011
European NanoCode project publishes first newsletter
(Nanowerk News) The first NanoCode Newsletter is now available to users of the NanoCode website. The newsletter is the first of three newsletters scheduled throughout the project.
What is the NanoCode Project?
NanoCode is a European project, funded under the "Capacities – Science in Society" area of Framework Programme 7, with the overall
objective of gathering information about knowledge and perception of the
European Commission's European Code of Conduct for Responsible
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies Research (CoC), and developing
tools to improve understanding, implementation and use of the CoC
amongst companies and organisations carrying out such research
What is the CoC?
The European Commission's Recommendation for European Code of
Conduct for Responsible Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies Research
(CoC) collects together a set of principles, based on concepts and values
that have emerged in recent years concerning the governance and ethics
of nanotechnologies. It was developed to promote the principles that
should underpin research activities, interaction amongst key stakeholders
and, in general, "good governance" for the responsible development of
nanotechnologies. The European Commission has encouraged voluntary
adoption of the CoC by relevant national and regional authorities,
employers and research funding bodies, researchers, and individual or civil
society organisations involved or interested in nanosciences and