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 November 2020: Nanotechnology in the public perception
In November, we would like to draw your attention to a publication that examines public perception of the safety of nanomaterials in Austria.It shows, that although there is generally a rather positive attitude towards nanomaterials, there are different opinions on safety issues from different social groups. Further clarification seems necessary. Despite the widespread use of […]Read more
Spotlight July 2021: The Path to Digital Material Research – It is never too late to start
Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data…. Have you read these words lately? No, these are not just buzzwords. The digitalisation of science is an evolving topic that is gaining importance with each passing day. That is why this month we would like to introduce you to the article “Digital Transformation in Materials Science: A Paradigm […]Read more
Spotlight November 2022: Photonics in nature and bioinspired designs
Science has always taken nature as a model and imitated it. If you look at the field of photonics, i.e. the use of optical technologies for information processing, transmission or storage, the colorful examples in the animal and plant world are perfect basic drawers for technical applications. While colors in nature are used either for […]Read more
Spotlight December 2021: Silica nanoparticles improve plant disease resistance
The resistance of plants to various pathogens is often increased in agriculture with various chemicals (“fertilizers”). A new direction is being taken with the use of nanoparticles. These can be sprayed on the plants. In the present study, the model plant Arabidopsis was used to investigate whether silicon dioxide nanoparticles (SiO2) can increase resistance to […]Read more