The EU NanoSafety Cluster announces the availability of an online NanoSafety Database Survey
This survey is a first in a biannual continuous effort and attempt to collect, organise and share up-to-date information about NanoSafety related databases worldwide. The resulting list of databases will continuously be updated with new valuable insight along its development. The objective is to help own ers and administrators of NanoSafety related databases to broaden awareness of their databases and to ensure interoperability of data.The survey is split into sections with questions and multiple choice type options. Topics typically cover aspects like; who is the owner of the database; what are the contents of database; how to access the data; how the data is organised; intellectual property aspects; data download instructions; semantic technologies; and funding availability/proceeds.
It should not take more than 15 minutes of your time to complete the survey, and many questions are optional. We kindly ask you to please complete the survey by April 18th, 2014.
About the NanoSafety ClusterThe NanoSafety Cluster is an EC initiative to maximise the synergies between the past, ongoing and future FP7 nanosafety projects. Each of these projects addresses key aspects of nanosafety, including toxicology, ecotoxicology, exposure assessment, risk assessment, standardisation, and mechanisms of interaction. There are currently almost 40 such projects.To improve coordination and communication between the large body of partners, there are now eight Working Groups. Regular meetings in person and online ensure that there are growing synergies between projects and project partners so that resources can be shared, duplication of effort can be avoided, and new developments can be expedited.
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