In August we would like to present a paper on FAIR data.
The paper published in Nature Nanotechnology in June 2021 summarises the challenges and provides recommendations for the efficient reuse of nanosafety data in line with the recently established FAIR guiding principles: findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. This article summarises the know-how on the collection, replenishment and reuse of data in the eNanoMapper database (http://www.enanomapper.net/) from a variety of EU-funded projects, with a particular focus on the “FAIRification” of data from the EU Horizon 2020 project NanoReg2 (https://search.data.enanomapper.net/projects/nanoreg2/).
The paper summarizes challenges and provides recommendations for the efficient reuse of nanosafety data, in line with the recently established FAIR guiding principles.
In the current study, the process of FAIRifying nanosafety data led to the identification of 13 challenges, as summarized below in line with the FAIR principles and presented along with lessons learned. The experience compiled in this article serves as an example and sets the scene for ongoing continued efforts to gather and generate inherently FAIR nanosafety data to support an efficient governance and regulation of nanomaterials.
Jeliazkova, N., M. D. Apostolova, C. Andreoli, F. Barone, A. Barrick, C. Battistelli, C. Bossa, A. Botea-Petcu, A. Chatel, I. De Angelis, M. Dusinska, N. El Yamani, D. Gheorghe, A. Giusti, P. Gomez-Fernandez, R. Grafstrom, M. Gromelski, N. R. Jacobsen, V. Jeliazkov, K. A. Jensen, N. Kochev, P. Kohonen, N. Manier, E. Mariussen, A. Mech, J. M. Navas, V. Paskaleva, A. Precupas, T. Puzyn, K. Rasmussen, P. Ritchie, I. R. Llopis, E. Runden-Pran, R. Sandu, N. Shandilya, S. Tanasescu, A. Haase and P. Nymark (2021). “Towards FAIR nanosafety data.” Nat Nanotechnol 16(6): 644-654. doi.org/10.1038/s41565-021-00911-6
Spotlight September 2020: Groundwater remediation with Carbo-Iron® – Risk or Benefit?
In September we would like to present a paper of the BMBF project Fe-Nanosit. The project dealt with the use of iron-containing nanomaterials in groundwater and wastewater remediation. A comprehensive assessment and weighing of benefits and possible environmental risks resulting from the application is now presented by the project partners in this paper. Groundwater is indispensable for the […]Read more
Spotlight May 2022: Nano-ghosts” – Risk assessment of submicron-sized particles in food biased towards fictional “nano”
The European Commission has issued a ban on the colorant titanium dioxide in food. Titanium dioxide, which provides a nice shine and bright white color, can potentially damage genetic material. We chose a review article from 2022 for the May 2022 Spotlight that addresses the risk assessment of food-grade titanium dioxide (E171) and the resulting […]Read more
Spotlight June 2021: Endotoxin – the reason for false-positive toxicity testing for advanced materials?
Advanced materials, but also nanomaterials are closely examined to determine whether they trigger biological effects that could be harmful to humans and the environment before they are used in products. This also includes such materials as titanium dioxide, which has been used in a wide variety of products for more than 50 years. A particularly […]Read more
Spotlight May 2021: Towards safe and sustainable innovation in nanotechnology: State-of-play for smart nanomaterials
The European Commission’s new Action Plan for a Circular Economy Green Deal, the new European Industrial Strategy as well as the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability presented in October 2020 are ambitious plans to achieve a sustainable, fair and inclusive economy in the European Union. These strategies require that any new material or product must not […]Read more