eNanoMapper database

How to store nanomaterial safety data: meet eNanoMapper database

The experimental data in the public datasets is usually not in a form appropriate for modelling. Standardisation in these sources is specific to each database. Even in curated collections the preparation of data for modelling is not a straightforward exercise - e.g. the experimental values can be merged in many different ways into a matrix, ...

A substance database

The first eNanoMapper prototype: a substance database to support safe-by-design

We demonstrate the approach of adopting an ontology-supported data model, describing the materials and measurements. The data sources supported include diverse formats (ISA-Tab, OECD Harmonized Templates, custom spreadsheet templates, various databases provided by consortia members). Besides retaining the data provenance, the focus on measurements provides insights into how to reuse the chemical structure database tools for nanomaterials characterization and safety.