Through an interdisciplinary approach, BAM ensures an extensive processing of topics on safety in chemistry, materials science and materials engineering. We have compiled a list of networks in which BAM is active.
Find more networks in which BAM participates on our German website.
Biocides BAM Assessment Point for Biocides
BAM Assessment Point for Biocides acts on behalf of BAuA’s Authorisation Unit for Biocides. BAuA stands for "Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health".
A BAM group coordinates and evaluates biocide dossiers from various organizational units of BAM and submits a full report to BAuA.
On request, BAM prepares expert reports for the Federal Ministries, for the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and for other agencies of the the EU Commission.
CEQAT-DGHS Centre for Quality Assurance for Testing of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances
Centre for Quality Assurance for Testing of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances (CEQAT-DGHS)
CEQAT-DGHS supports the further development of the quality assurance measures through an interlaboratory comparison programme for testing physical hazards of chemicals and through training and organizing events.
CEQAT-DGHS, established in 2007, is run by Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin, in cooperation with the QuoData Gesellschaft für Qualitätsmanagement und Statistik mbH, Dresden, and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig.
iCATT International Conformity Assessment Technology Transfer
International Conformity Assessment Technology Transfer
International Conformity Assessment Technology Transfer (iCATT) is one of BAM's technical cooperations. iCATT focusses on the international transfer of know-how in the fields of conformity assessment, accreditation and management systems.
Depending on the project scope, partners and target groups comprise ministries, authorities, accreditation bodies, conformity assessment bodies, small and medium-sized enterprises in EU accession countries, transformation countries and emerging economies.
PACE-PTS The Pan-African Cement Proficiency Testing Scheme
The Pan-African Cement Proficiency Testing Scheme (PACE-PTS)
The Pan-African Cement Proficiency Testing Scheme (PACE-PTS) is a joint cooperation between the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) and the German Metrology Institute (PTB).
PACE-PTS was set up with the aim of establishing a cement-testing network for Africa. Testing the quality of cement is an important task in order to ensure the safety of construction. Proficiency testings are evaluations of participants’ performance against pre-established criteria by means of inter-laboratory comparisons. Tests are performed according to EN 196.
Perebar Performance of Permeable Reactive Barriers
Long-term Performance of Permeable Reactive Barriers used for the Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater
The overall objective of the PEREBAR project is to evaluate and enhance the long-term performance of permeable reactive barrier systems, with focus on systems based on sorption and precipitation of heavy metals and sorption and decomposition of organic compounds, respectively. Processes that impair the barrier performance during barrier lifetime are studied qualitatively and quantitatively.
The approach taken to meet the project objectives is the characterisation of different reactive materials and relevant attenuation processes in the reactive matrix of the permeable barrier with special respect to their long-term behaviour. The experimental work includes laboratory experiments at different scales, going from bench-scale tests up to pilot-scale, and field-scale experiments. Experimental conditions are predetermined by the characteristics of the model site, such as geologic and hydrogeological settings, soil composition, and type, extent and spreading of the contamination. Technological methods to enhance the long-term efficacy and cost-effectiveness of permeable reactive barrier systems will be developed and tested under realistic conditions.
WMRIF World Materials Research Institutes Forum
World Materials Research Institutes Forum (WMRIF)
WMRIF brings together the world's leading research institutes in materials technology. Launched in 2007 by the Japanese National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), WMRIF was chaired by BAM from 2011 to 2015. WMRIF is currently headed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). BAM is still active in various WMRIF working groups.