The updated version of NanoCommons Data Management Plan is now available online!

Following the work of Dr Egon Willighagen of the University of Maastricht and the NanoCommons Consortium, the second NanoCommons draft data management plan (Deliverable Report 10.1 v 2.0) is now available to view online. The report is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0). This deliverable presents the data management plan (DMP) for the…

Release 6 of the eNanoMapper ontology

Version 6.0 of the NanoCommons sponsored eNanoMapper ontology is now online! Version 6 of the eNanoMapper Ontology (ENM) was released on the 30th August 2019. ENM now covers 12732 classes, compared with 12531 classes in version 5. What’s new in version 6 New NCIT version (submission 82 instead of 41 on BioPortal) Includes OECD Testing…

Read-across predictions of nanoparticle hazard endpoints: a mathematical optimization approach

NanoCommons supported paper: Read-across predictions of nanoparticle hazard endpoints: a mathematical optimization approach Abstract In the present study, a novel read-across methodology for the prediction of toxicity related end-points of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) is developed. The proposed method lies in the interface between the two main read-across approaches, namely the analogue and the grouping methods,…

European Registry of Materials Hackathon – Oral Presentation

  Egon Willighagen from the University of Maastricht has given a presentation on the need for FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) identifiers for nanomaterials used in nanosafety, nanomedicine and nanotechnology research. The presentation was given during the 4th NanoCommons General Assembly that took place in Limassol, Cyprus in July 2019. The presentation is available…

A safe-by-design tool for functionalised nanomaterials through the Enalos Nanoinformatics Cloud platform

NanoCommons supported paper: A safe-by-design tool for functionalised nanomaterials through the Enalos Nanoinformatics Cloud platform Abstract Multi-walled carbon nanotubes are currently used in numerous industrial applications and products, therefore fast and accurate evaluation of their biological and toxicological effects is of utmost importance. Computational methods and techniques, previously applied in the area of cheminformatics for…

Release 5 of the eNanoMapper ontology

The first NanoCommons sponsored eNanoMapper ontology is now online! Version 5 of the eNanoMapper Ontology (ENM) was released on the 13th of September 2018. ENM now covers 12531 classes, compared with 10881 classes in version 4. What’s new in version 5 Now based on BFO 2 New 3rd party ontology versions Includes most JRC nanomaterials…

NanoCommons at the 2018 US-EU Communities of Research Workshop

NanoCommons’ Éva Valsami-Jones (University of Birmingham and ACEnano coordinator) and Claus Svendsen (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and NanoFASE coordinator) will be attending the 2018 US-EU Communities of Research meeting to take place between 8-11 October 2018 in Washington DC, USA. The 2018 U.S.-EU: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts joint workshop will bring together the U.S.- EU Communities of Research (CoRs), which serve…