Nanomaterial Registry

Ostraat, Michele L. (2010) Nanomaterial Registry. In: Nanoinformatics 2010, November 3 - 5, 2010, Arlington, VA. (Unpublished)

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The Nanomaterials Registry is an ambitious and much needed resource for the nanotechnology community. This project is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a contract to RTI International to develop the Nanomaterials Registry. In this multi-year project, RTI is working to establish a web-based registry that will provide a public resource of curated information on the biological and environmental interactions of well-characterized nanomaterials. This registry, besides being an authoritative source, will provide additional information, including links to associated publications, modeling tools, computational results, and manufacturing guidance. Through this project, the team will also work to • Create and effectively facilitate an Advisory Board of domain experts that span stakeholder groups and technology expertise; • Develop an effective means to search, query and report on nanomaterial data and associated information by leveraging consensus-generated sets of Minimum Information About Nanomaterials (MIAN) and a logical nanomaterial ontology that spans broad biological and environmental implications; • Design and implement a curation process to organize and evaluate information into a web-accessible database that is user-friendly and engaging to nanomaterial users and the public alike; and • Maximize opportunities for public and professional participation and comment and to educate interested professionals and individuals on nanomaterial data relevant to biological and environmental implications through outreach and other communication activities. As a public resource, the registry is being designed to facilitate data validation and data quality improvement of nanomaterials by the research community; enhance the development of new models, assays, standards, and manufacturing methods; and accelerate the translation of new nanomaterials for biomedical and environmental applications. This activity will also specifically address such diverse activities as regulation, product development, and environmental remediation and will allow for the integration of diverse data sources in this field. Information exchange and data sharing is a critical component to this program, as the registry is being designed to leverage existing resources, communities, and databases already constructed and those under development. By providing an overview of the registry goals and objectives, additional opportunities for sharing can be identified early in this project.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: RTI, repository, biological interactions, environmental interactions, nanomaterial characterization
InterNano Taxonomy: Informatics and Standards
Collections: National Nanomanufacturing Network Archive > Conferences and Workshops > Nanoinformatics 2010
Depositing User: Rebecca Reznik-Zellen
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 17:09
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2011 17:09

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