Concept & Methodology
NextGEM aims to provide a safe living environment in the face of rapid technological advancements that necessitate fast and reliable access to relevant scientific knowledge. NextGEM will create the European NextGEM Innovation and Knowledge Hub (NIKH) for EMF and Health: a go-to tool for European regulatory authorities, the scientific community, and citizens. The project is characterised by the following two dimensions:
NextGEM Scientific / Research Dimension
The assessment of causal exposure-outcome associations will be based on:
- an integrated appraisal of the evidence provided by various horizontal research activities encapsulated in the Case Studies;
- experimental studies in humans, small organisms, cell cultures and isolated biological systems, including replication studies.
NextGEM Technological Dimension
The NIKH will collect and store information on EMF measurements, research data and risk assessment presented through effective means of communication to stakeholders. Its operability will be demonstrated using the NextGEM research output as a benchmark for the inclusion of existing data from previous research or through synergies with projects funded by Horizon Europe or other EU programmes.
The methodology of NextGEM is structured on the following pillars: