The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is a federal agency in the business unit of the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit (BMWA). Its assignment is reflected in their guidance „safety and reliability in chemistry- and material science". A particular attribute of the BAM is its neutrality and independence, as well as their multidisziplinarity which allows the treatment of highly complex problems.