The Investigation/Study/Assay (ISA) tab-delimited (TAB) format (www.isacommons.org) has also been identified as a suitable system for data logging and exchanging of complex metadata concerning nanomaterial. NANoREG has produced a set of easy-to-use 'templates'. The templates have been built by experts in different fields (phys-chem, in vivo and in vitro toxicology) and are aimed at harmonising the logging of experimentally-produced data, and include meaningful and detailed information to support causal correlation analyses, modelling and Safe-by-Design (SbD).
- NANoREG provides these templates freely to the nanomaterial environmental, health and safety (nanoEHS) community, as jump start towards the harmonisation, sharing and linking of data. This achievement will impact nanoEHS data management at European level, and possibly beyond.
- The template files are public and free to use and adapt (see license below).
- Data logging can be an easy task, provided that the right balance between real scientific needs ('need-to-record') and effort put by experimentalists into logging is found.
Templates for download:
Mammalian toxicology – in vivo:
Mammalian toxicology – in vitro: