NanoCommons Knowledge Base
The NanoCommons Knowledge Base is based on the BioXM TM Knowledge Management Environment, a software developed over the last 15 years by Biomax Informatics AG and applied in multiple collaborative research projects and commercial environments.
The NanoCommons Transnational Access (TA) is the ability of nanosafety researchers from industry, academia and regulatory bodies to access the state-of-the-art NanoCommons expertise free of charge and take advantage of the NanoCommons services, facilities and knowledge to advance their work, solve problems and take their research to the next level.
Resources & Training materials
The NanoCommons Transnational Access (TA) is an opportunity for nanosafety researchers from industry, academia and regulatory bodies to access the state-of-the-art NanoCommons expertise free of charge and take advantage of the NanoCommons services, facilities and knowledge to advance their work, solve problems and take their research to the next level.
NanoCommons is designed to provide innovative solutions for data mining, harmonisation, utilisation and re-utilisation, including incorporation of a range of modelling and decision support tools that require organised high-quality datasets on which to run, provided via an Open Access, federated Knowledge Commons platform. Access to the platform and the supporting tools will be provided to the nanosafety community and its broad set of stakeholders (enterprise, regulators, insurance and society broadly) via funded calls for Transnational access, as well as development of demonstration user case studies targeting the key stakeholders (academia, industry, regulators).
Benefits available to the pilot lines and industries community:
• Funded access to nanoinformatics tools
• EU funded access to expertise in data management and nanoinformatics tools
• Facilitate open access data to help reduce duplication of tests, regulation, animal-testing, bureaucracy…
• Assistance with capture and databasing of your data to comply with EU open data initiatives and achieve FAIR data principles (https://www.openaire.eu/how-to-make-your-data-fair).
NanoCommons (Horizon 2020 INFRAIA, project no. 731032) aims to provide a standardised, reproducible and interoperable way to access available data, knowledge, analysis and modelling tools that have been adapted and verified as suitable for application to nanomaterials.
One of the major goals is to reduce the fragmentation of nanosafety related data and knowledge by aligning and semantically linking available resources major European and international nanosafety projects and infrastructures, providing new harmonized resources when needed and ensuring access following the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable) whenever possible in an open and free manner. Outputs to be shared via the NanoCommons knowledge infrastructure include: i) Central data access to stored data or linked data sources via a variety of mechanisms (e.g. web interfaces, application programming interfaces), ii) Metadata-rich datasets from experiments and modelling/simulations, iii) Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures, iv) Quality Assurance, v) Concepts, guidance and templates for data curation, vi) Automated annotation pipelines, and vii) Data standards. This integrated design offers easy and harmonized access to a variety of datasets (physicochemical, hazard, exposure, fate) as well as data management, data mining and data visualisation tools to researchers from academia and industry, as well as regulators, ensuring their optimal use and joint development.