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ACEnano knowledge infrastructure

Collection and sharing of nanomaterials physicochemical characterisation protocols, metadata and data

The knowledge infrastructure (KI) supports the activities related to data collection and method optimisation related to the physicochemical characterisation of nanomaterials and aims to further disseminate this knowledge to the nanosafety community in a re-usable format.
The KI includes multiple instances (protocols, data and workflows) to optimally accommodate the requirements of the different data types (e.g. raw, processed data and protocols). The protocols database facilitates adding, sharing and comparison of methods in a questionnaire-like format that guides the user through the documentation process from sample identification and description to the preparation, measurement and data processing. Storing protocols in a structured way rather than in an open text format allows for an easier comparison of the experimental design and how these affect the final results. Further, the data warehouse offers long-term storage of the results in a reusable format that are directly linked to the methods applied.
KI provides a central place to access harmonised and standardised methods applied for physicochemical characterisation of nanomaterials, supporting the implementation of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data principles, the reproducibility and documentation process towards the goal of generating reference resources for nanomaterials risk assessment.


Category:
Data Storage & Online Accessibility
Type:
Protocols and methods repository, Data warehouse
Applicability domain:
Risk assessment
Topic:
Physicochemical characterisation of nanomaterials
Targeted industry:
Nanotechnology
Targeted users:
Researchers, Students, Data modellers
Access type:
Remote

Provided by:
Edelweiss Connect GmbH
Licence:
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Login required:
Yes
Implementation status:
Available as web service
Technology readiness level:
TRL 3 – experimental proof of concept

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Resources & Training materials

Presentation
ACEnano knowledge infrastructure to support data collection, methods optimisation and knowledge sharing in the area of physicochemical characterisation of nanomaterials
Lucian Farcal, Maja Brajnik, Ian Steeter, Oana Florean, Joh Dokler and Thomas Exner (Edelweiss Connect GmbH)
31 Oct 2019
Abstract:

ACEnano knowledge infrastructure (KI) supports the activities related to data collection and method optimisation in the area of physicochemical characterisation of nanomaterials. The KI provides a central place to access harmonised and standardised methods and data, supporting the implementation of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data principles, the reproducibility and documentation process towards the goal of generating reference resources for nanomaterials risk assessment.
The KI includes instances to accommodate data and protocols. The protocols database facilitates adding, sharing and comparing methods in a questionnaire-like format guiding users through the documentation process from starting material identification to sample preparation, measurement and data processing. The data warehouse offers long-term storage of the results in a reusable format that are directly linked to the methods applied.
A public version of the data warehouse is being integrated in the NanoCommons ecosystem. By semantic annotation and linking, this guarantees harmonisation and interoperability with other data sources of the EU NanoSafety Cluster like the eNanoMapper and NanoFASE.
The development of the KI is supported by ACEnano (EU Horizon 2020 NMBP project no. 720952), while its availability to a wider community is assured by the activities in NanoCommons (Horizon 2020 INFRAIA project no. 731032).

Additional materials:
Slides

Target audience: Data providers, Regulators, Data owners, Researchers, Risk assessors
Open access: yes
Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Organisations involved: EwC
Presentation
Presentation
ACEnano knowledge infrastructure data management training
Thomas Exner (EwC)
10 Oct 2019
Abstract:

The aim is to introduce unique approach of the ACEnano Knowledge Protocols and Data
warehouse designed to disseminate protocols and their variations and to store, manage and
share data for physico-chemical characterisation of nanomaterials under standard conditions
as well as at different life stages.

Additional materials:
Slides

Target audience: Data providers, Researchers, Students, Data owners
Open access: yes
Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Organisations involved: EwC
Presentation
Presentation
ACEnano knowledge infrastructure
Thomas Exner (EwC)
9 Oct 2019
Abstract:

ACEnano knowledge infrastructure (KI) supports the activities related to data collection and method optimisation in the area of physicochemical characterisation of nanomaterials. The KI provides a central place to access harmonised and standardised methods and data, supporting the implementation of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data principles, the reproducibility and documentation process towards the goal of generating reference resources for nanomaterials risk assessment.
The KI includes instances to accommodate data and protocols. The protocols database facilitates adding, sharing and comparing methods in a questionnaire-like format guiding users through the documentation process from starting material identification to sample preparation, measurement and data processing. The data warehouse offers long-term storage of the results in a reusable format that are directly linked to the methods applied.
A public version of the data warehouse is being integrated in the NanoCommons ecosystem. By semantic annotation and linking, this guarantees harmonisation and interoperability with other data sources of the EU NanoSafety Cluster like the eNanoMapper and NanoFASE.
The development of the KI is supported by ACEnano (EU Horizon 2020 NMBP project no. 720952), while its availability to a wider community is assured by the activities in NanoCommons (Horizon 2020 INFRAIA project no. 731032).

Additional materials:
Slides

Target audience: Data providers, Researchers, Risk assessors, Data owners
Open access: yes
Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Organisations involved: UoB, EwC
Presentation
Public communication
ACEnano Knowledge Infrastructure publicly available to the scientific community
16 Sep 2019
Abstract:

The functionality of the KI supports the implementation of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data principles, a transparent reproducibility and documentation process. The use of FAIR principles will generate reliable reference resources for nano materials risk assessment.
The new public version of the data warehouse available from 4 September 2019 is being integrated into the NanoCommons data ecosystem. By semantic annotation and linking, this guarantees harmonisation and interoperability with other data sources of the EU NanoSafety Cluster.
The development of the KI is supported by ACEnano (EU Horizon 2020 NMBP project no. 720952), while its availability to a wider community is assured by the activities in NanoCommons (Horizon 2020 INFRAIA project no. 731032).


Target audience: Data providers, Data modellers, General public, Data owners, Researchers
Open access: yes
Licence: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Organisations involved: EwC
Public communication
Written tutorial
ACEnano knowledge infrastructure manual
Oana Florean, Maja Brajnik, Lucian Farcal (Edelweiss Connect GmbH)
19 Jul 2019
Abstract:

The manual supports the users of ACEnano knowledge infrastructure, a service related to the physicochemical characterisation of nanomaterials.

Expected learning outcomes: Documentation of physicochemical characterisation of nanomaterials and data workflows

Content:
1. How to access the knowledge infrastructure
2. The main features of the knowledge infrastructure
3. How to request support or suggest improvements of the platform
4. How to add a new protocol
5. How to create a new data workflow


Target audience: Data providers, Researchers, Data modellers, Data owners
Open access: yes
Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Organisations involved: EwC
Written tutorial
Public communication
ACEnano Knowledge Infrastructure version 2.0
4 Jul 2019
Abstract:

Updates related to the protocols, data collection and the general usability.
The knowledge infrastructure of ACEnano includes instances to accommodate data and protocols related to physico-chemical characterisation of nanomaterials. The protocols database facilitates adding, sharing and comparing methods in a questionnaire-like format guiding users through the documentation process from starting material identification to sample preparation, measurement and data processing.
The data warehouse offers long-term storage of the results in a reusable format that are directly linked to the methods applied.


Target audience: Data providers, Data owners, Researchers
Open access: yes
Licence: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Organisations involved: EwC
Public communication
Public communication
Release of ACEnano Knowledge Warehouse: Data collection, methods optimisation and knowledge sharing
5 Nov 2018
Abstract:

The ACEnano Knowledge Warehouse (KW) supports the activities related to data collection and mehod optimisation in ACEnano and aims to furhter disseminate this knowledge to the nanosafety community in a re-usable format. The KW includes multiple instances (protocols, data and dissemination) to optimally accommodate the requirements of the different data types (e.g. raw, processed data and protocols).


Target audience: Data providers, Data owners, Researchers
Open access: yes
Licence: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Organisations involved: EwC
Public communication
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