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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.


Category:
Data Storage & Online Accessibility
Type:
Protocols and methods repository, Experimental workflow, Data curation tool, Data warehouse, Knowledge base
Applicability domain:
Ontologies, Hazard assessment, Exposure assessment, Risk assessment, Risk characterisation, Bioinformatics
Topic:
Read-across, (Quantitative) structure-activity relationship (SAR / QSAR), Protein and small molecule corona analysis, Information extraction, Identifier mapping, Kinetics / biokinetics, Predictive modelling, Omics data analysis, Physicochemical characterisation of nanomaterials, Toxicology, Ecotoxicology
Targeted industry:
Food and feed, Cosmetics, Drugs, Nanotechnology, Chemicals, Other consumer products, Automotives, Textiles, Constructions
Targeted users:
General public, Regulators, Data managers, Software developers, Researchers, Students, Risk assessors, Policy makers, Data modellers
Access type:
Remote

Provided by:
Biomax Informatics AG
Login required:
Yes
Implementation status:
Application programming interface (API) available, Available as web service

Transnational access

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.

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Resources & Training materials

Presentation
NanoCommons - How can we help you?
Beatriz Alfaro Serrano, Iseult Lynch, Anastasios Papadiamantis, Thomas Exner, Lee Walker, Andreas Falk
5 Nov 2019
Abstract:

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).

Additional materials:
Slides

Target audience: Data providers, Software developers, Bioinformaticians, Data modellers, Regulators, General public, Data owners, Data managers, Students, Researchers, Risk assessors
Organisations involved: UoB, EwC, UKRI, BfR, BIONANONET
Presentation
Presentation
The NanoCommons knowledge infrastructure built to support the research communities, industrial users and regulators in the area of nanomaterials safety assessment
Thomas Exner, Dieter Maier, Ivan Stambolic, Joh Dokler, Lucian Farcal, Egon Willighagen, Anastasios Papadiamantis and Iseult Lynch
9 Oct 2019
Abstract:

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.

Additional materials:
Slides

Target audience: Data providers, Bioinformaticians, Data modellers, Regulators, Data owners, Students, Researchers, Risk assessors
Open access: yes
Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Organisations involved: UoB, EwC, BIOMAX, UM
Presentation
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