OpenRiskNet Final Workshop

Training, Workshop
23 – 24 Oct 2019 / Amsterdam, NL

Activity details

Creating powerful workflows combining data and software services demonstrated on risk assessment case studies 

The OpenRiskNet project, developing and implementing an open e-infrastructure addressed to research and industrial communities performing risk assessment of consumer products like chemicals, cosmetics or drugs, is in its third and final year. 

To disseminate the achievements and implemented concepts of the project, make the stakeholders aware of the solutions developed, find the best options for the adoption by other projects or organisations, a final workshop is organized. The event will create the perfect environment for current and future users of OpenRiskNet services, developer and administrators as well as the members of related (e-)infrastructure communities to interact with OpenRiskNet developers, modellers and project managers, learn more about the success of the community building efforts fostered by the associated partner programme and the implementation challenges, establish and strengthen links to other projects and organize the transfer of the technology into these. 

The workshop is addressing all OpenRiskNet stakeholders (scientific, industrial and regulatory communities) that are invited to participate in this interactive event. This will ensure that all relevant and target groups that need to be aware of the project achievements have access to this information and are enabled to give feedback, and also be trained on the provided solutions. 

Therefore we invite members of research organisations, academia, regulators and governmental agencies, SMEs and CROs, members of EU infrastructure initiatives to join us for the final workshop. Besides researchers, risk assessors and regulators, the workshop is specifically designed to provide the needed information for developers on how to integrate additional services and for system administrators on deployment options of the virtual research environments in parallel session.

Organisations involved

The University of Birmingham (UoB)
Edelweiss Connect GmbH (EwC)
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
National University of Ireland Dublin - University College Dublin (NUID-UCD)
Universitat Salzburg / Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS)
Universiteit Maastricht (UM)

Resources & Training materials

The NanoCommons e-infrastructure – A quick guide to what and how of nanoinformatics in safety assessment suiting basic to expert users in academia, industry, and regulatory agencies
Martin Himly, Lucian Farcal, Anastasios Papadiamantis, Albert Duschl, Iseult Lynch and the NanoCommons consortium
2 Mar 2020

NanoCommons is a research e-infrastructure project offering access to high quality nanoinformatics services for nanosafety assessors in academia, industry, regulatory agencies. It is user-led, offering and developing the services needed by the user community of nanotechnology, nanosafety and related fields. NanoCommons is built on 3 main pillars: joint research activities, networking activities and transnational access services, covering four categories relevant for nanosafety assessment:
• experimental workflows design and implementation;
• data processing and analysis;
• data visualisation and predictive toxicity;
• data storage and online accessibility.
These services are designed to promote data FAIRness (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable), a key NanoCommons goal, that can be made Open through the NanoCommons Knowledgebase. Thus, NanoCommons provides innovative solutions for data mining, harmonisation, utilisation and re-utilisation, including incorporation of a range of modelling and decision support tools that require and/or can produce organised, high-quality datasets. A number of online training tools have been developed for each of the offered services to help users chose the services relevant to their research questions and applications. The NanoCommons infrastructure encompassing a training library shall bridge academic research with industry and regulators, as recommended by the EU NanoSafety Cluster‘s “Closer to the Market” Research Roadmap serving the Safe-by-Design concept in nanotechnology.

Target audience: Data providers, Software developers, Bioinformaticians, Data modellers, Regulators, General public, Data owners, Data managers, Students, Researchers, Risk assessors
Open access: yes
Licence: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Organisations involved: UoB, EwC, UKRI, NTUA, NUID-UCD, LEITAT, PLUS, NovaM, BIOMAX, UM

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