NORMAN Database System

NORMAN organises the development and maintenance of various web-based databases for the collection & evaluation of data / information on emerging substances in the environment

SEARCH All Databases

Searching for individual substance or group(s) of substances in all databases

Note: Click on a link below to go to an individual database home page

SARS-CoV-2 in sewage

A database with the latest information on SARS-CoV-2 in sewage across Europe and internationally; including a common protocol for sample collection, storage, extraction, analysis and data sharing to support the development of an international comparable data set.

Substance Database

A merged list of NORMAN substances; Central Database to access various lists of substances for suspect screening and prioritisation

Chemical Occurrence Data

A database of geo-referenced monitoring data on emerging substances


A platform for systematic collection and evaluation of ecotoxicity studies for harmonised derivation of environmental quality standards

Suspect List Exchange

Central Database to access various lists of substances for suspect screening and prioritisation

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria/Genes

A database of ARBs/ARGs in environmental matrices

MassBank Europe

A database of mass spectra of emerging substances to support identification of unknown substances

Digital Sample Freezing Platform

A database of mass chromatograms obtained by LC-HR-MS for retrospective screening of environmental samples

Indoor Environment

A database of data in indoor environment matrices

Passive Sampling

A database of data obtained with passive samplers

Substance Factsheets

A summary information on individual substances from all NORMAN Database System modules


Results of prioritisation of NORMAN substances using the NORMAN Prioritisation Framework

Bioassays Monitoring Data

A database of data obtained by analysis of environmental samples with bioassayss

These databases are being developed and integrated with the primary aims of:

  • Bringing together existing knowledge on emerging substances and,
  • Setting up a framework for the systematic collection, elaboration and scientifically sound evaluation of future data.

NORMAN has an ambition to become the primary data source and global one-stop-shop for all issues regarding emerging substances, contributing to the creation of the early-warning system for emerging pollutants and subsequent policy actions.

The NORMAN Association has a long-term interest in being granted access to data on emerging substances from various research projects and in exploring other areas of possible data sharing in line with the NORMAN Position Paper: Collection, exchange and interpretation of data on emerging substances - Towards a harmonised approach for collection and interpretation of data on emerging substances in support of European environmental policies.