We are happy to announce that our ACEnano poster "Sample preparation for solubility of nanomaterials risk assessment" won the best poster award, sponsored by contactpointnano.ch (Empa Switzerland) at the SwissNanoConvention in June.
Updates related to the protocols, data collection and the general usability
The knowledge infrastructure of ACEnano includes instances to accommodate data and protocols related to physico-chemical characterisation of nanomaterials. The protocols database facilitates adding, sharing and comparing methods in a questionnaire-like format guiding users through the documentation process from starting material identification to sample preparation, measurement and data processing.
The data warehouse offers long-term storage of the results in a reusable format that are directly linked to the methods applied.
Overall, the functionality of the KI supports the implementation of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data principles, the reproducibility and documentation process towards the goal of generating reference resources for nanomaterials risk assessment.
ACENANO project will be participating in one of the main events related to nanotechnology and advanced materials, which will be held in Bucharest in June 12-14. This event is anticipating approx. 1000 participants, with industry, researchers and relevant stakeholders.
ACENANO will be participating by several means. The project will be represented in the NanoSafetyCluster Stand (B18-B20), where up to 16 projects will be sharing their news regarding the next generation safety and innovation for nanomaterials. ACENANO will be presenting their activities on the value of data on June 13th at 13.30 in this stand.
Nanoparticles are increasingly used and a vast number of nanotechnological products including consumer products, are entering the market. To determine whether a product contains a nanomaterial, particle size and number concentration need to be measured. The EU project ACEnano innovates and optimises analytical techniques to detect and characterise nanoparticles. Proficiency testing is an integral part of the ACEnano project and the development of a proficiency testing scheme for nanomaterial analysis to assure comparable performance of laboratories is foreseen.
The ACEnano Knowledge Warehouse (KW) supports the activities related to data collection and mehod optimisation in ACEnano and aims to furhter disseminate this knowledge to the nanosafety community in a re-usable format. The KW includes multiple instances (protocols, data and dissemination) to optimally accommodate the requirements of the different data types (e.g. raw, processed data and protocols).