Closing date: 15th May 2021, Targeted TA calls: NanoSafety Tools support – interoperability, sustainability, containerisation, integration into nanosafety workflows (KNIME, Jaqpot, Enalos etc.)

  Calling all nanosafety tools developers! NanoCommons is offering funded support for integration of tools (predictive models, PBPK modelling applications, computational pipelines, databases, decision trees, etc.) with the NanoCommons e-infrastructure, to support interoperability and long-term sustainability of the nanosafety community outputs via a toolbox of community accepted standards. NanoCommons funded access provides expert support and…

13/4/2021: Online QSAR Modelling Hackathon by Easy Access to Jaqpot: Deploy your model as a web service in a few minutes

On Tuesday 13th April, 2021, 15:00 – 16:30 CEST, NanoCommons will offer an entry-level workshop on in silico nanotoxicology, providing users with easy (no installations required) access to Jaqpot (https://app.jaqpot.org), a powerful and versatile nanotoxicological in silico prediction platform, enabled through powerful Google Colab notebooks. Users will receive training from the expert team from the…

Preview of upcoming NanoCommons training activities

Authors: Martin Himly Contributors: Marvin Martens, Haralambos Sarimveis, Philip Doganis, Iseult Lynch  Building on the hugely successful set of webinars and online training events that NanoCommons ran in 2020 as part of our adaption to the Covid-19 travel restrictions, a similar series of virtual training events and hackathons is planned for 2021.  While the exact…

Integrating literature citing the JRC representative industrial nanomaterials and introducing the Nanomaterials InChI (NInChI)

Authors: Egon Willighagen and Iseult Lynch Text mining for (nano)materials is far from trivial. The proprietary SpringerNature Nano database extracts information for many materials, but it is not easy to find materials of a certain size in this database. Use of identifiers in text, for example as compact identifiers1, supports text mining. In a small…

Two ways of data integration into the NanoCommons Knowledge Base

Authors: Thomas Exner, Dieter Maier, Tassos Papadiamantis and Iseult Lynch In order to support as many projects as possible with their data management needs and become a one-stop shop to search and retrieve all available nanosafety related data, NanoCommons offers two ways to integrate project data into the NanoCommons knowledge base and supports them via…

Overview of open licensed datasets

Authors: Egon Willighagen The difference between a dataset and a database is not unlike food ingredients and a dinner. Databases are like the ready-to-eat dinners, sometimes in a fancy restaurant (read: the database has an application programming interface), sometimes at home (nice website). Datasets are what you need to cook the dinner, the ingredients. And…

NanoSafety Ontology extension – characterisation, ecotoxicology and mesocosm terms added

Authors: Laurent Winckers and Egon Willighagen  Version 7 of the eNanoMapper Ontology1 (ENM) (currently maintained and developed via NanoCommons funding) was released on the 4th February 2021. This new version houses annotation properties from various related ontologies, including the BioAssay Ontology (BAO), the Chemical Information Ontology2 (CHEMINF), the NanoParticle Ontology (NPO), the Relation Ontology (RO)…

NSC Training Day, 23 Nov 2020, NanoSafe Conference

Monday 23 November 2020 In depth training contributions (as proposed) by individual projects For participation in the NanoSafety Cluster Education Day please register here. Room 1Hands-on Training on Nanosafety Tools and Models To join the NSC Training Day: Room 1 – Hands-on Training on Nanosafety Tools and Models click HERERoom 2NanoSafety Stakeholder engagement, Diplomacy, Regulation and Risk Governance…

NSC Dashboard: 16 Nov 2020

NSC Education Day, 16 Nov 2020 Supporting Materials Dashboard General information Joining link: https://nanosafetycluster.virtualrooms.actandmatch.com/nanosafety-cluster-2020 Session 2: Exposure & life cycle assessment – determination & modelling 10:45-11:00 h: Life cycle thinking in nanoform release assessment: https://www.menti.com/756iihwgva Session 3: Data FAIRness, metadata completeness, scientific quality assurance 11:10 – 11:35 h CET: Thomas Exner from Edelweiss Connect will…