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The European Nanotechnology Community Informatics Platform: Bridging data and disciplinary gaps for industry and regulators (NanoCommons)

Objective

Nanotechnologies and the resulting novel and emerging materials (NEMs) represent major areas of investment and growth for the European economy. Recent advances have enabled confidence in the understanding of what constitutes toxicity of NEMs in relation to health and environmental hazards. However, the nanotechnology and nanosafety communities remain disparate and unconnected, whilst knowledge and data remain fragmented and inaccessible, such that from a data integrating and mining perspective it is clearly a “starting community”. The field, and indeed the European open knowledge economy, requires conversion of these scientific discoveries into legislative frameworks and industrial applications, which can only be achieved through concerted efforts to integrate, consolidate, annotate and facilitate access to the disparate datasets. NanoCommons brings together academia, industry and regulators to facilitate pooling and harmonising of methods and data for modelling, safe-by-design product development and regulatory approval purposes, thereby driving best practice and ensuring maximum access to data and tools. Networking Activities span community needs assessment through development of demonstration case studies (e.g. exemplar regulatory dossiers). Joint Research Activities will integrate existing resources and organise efficient curation, preservation and facilitate access to data/models. Transnational Access will focus on standardisation of data generation workflows across the disparate communities and establishment of a common access procedure for transnational and/or virtual access to the data, and modelling and risk prediction/management tools developed and integrated. Given the extremely rapid pace of development of nanoinformatics, NanoCommons’s detailed workplan will be prescribed for the first 18 months, beyond which it will be co-developed with stakeholders on a rolling call basis to ensure maximum responsiveness to community needs.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2017-1-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 863 445

Participants (12)

EDELWEISS CONNECT GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 799 843,75
Address
Hochbergerstrasse 60C
4057 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 488 000
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 474 333,75
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 297 375
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 377 655
Address
Max Dohrn Strasse 8-10
10589 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIONANONET FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 404 130
Address
Steyrergasse 17
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 292 851,25
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVAMECHANICS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Prigkipissis Nte Tyras 16 Karantoki Building 5Th Floor Flat/office 13-14
1065 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOMAX INFORMATICS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 296 500
Address
Robert Koch Strasse 2
82152 Planegg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 298 750
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DUKE UNIVERSITY
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Allen Building 207
27708 Durham Nc
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments