On Thursday, April 14th 2022, the EU-H2020 project NanoCommons, gave NanoPAT partners an interactive online workshop on implementing Instance Maps for linking SOPs and data to Electronic Laboratory Notebooks for nanosafety assessment.
Instance maps have been designed to represent nanomaterial fate and transformations across their life cycle and to structure data curated from literature for the CEINT NanoInformatics Knowledge Commons (NIKC) database. In line with NanoCommons’ overall goal of embedding data management activities much earlier in the experimental process, integrating the instance maps directly into the study design, protocol development and on-the-fly (meta)data recording can bring additional advantages, e.g., when presenting complex studies to others, as part of (meta)data completeness, and for reporting or retrieving specific information from one part of a study.
With the help of these Instance Maps one can visualise the product process so as to also understand which data is captured along the production process at what time. This will aid the NanoPAT partners in getting a better understanding of their data landscape and the relevant production process. Furthermore, this will in turn lead to a complete data template and enhance the accuracy of their data modelling activities.
If you are interested in Instance Maps, please visit NanoCommons User Guidance Handbook.
Screenshot of the workshop with Thomas Exner (workshop organiser and Scientific Advisor of NanoPAT) and Devendra Joshi (TEMASOL), Catarina Coehlo (Fluidinova) and Katerina Mavronasou & Alex Grigoropoulos (Cnano)