Data curation efforts are important, both in helping to promote innovation and successful regulation of nanotechnology. In their recent article, Robinson et al., (2016) identify that with the increasing use of nanotechnology, "the curation of nanomaterial data into electronic resources is crucial to [realize] the potential of nanotechnology to deliver benefits to society whilst having acceptable impacts upon human health and the environment". However, to be useful, curated data needs to be both (1) complete and (2) of high quality. Entitled "How should the completeness and quality of curated nanomaterial data be evaluated?" the authors explore the importance of data quality and completeness in databases, a survey of existing approaches for data assessment, and highlight the challenge of assessing data in general, and for nanomaterials in particular. Their discussion includes “physico-chemical characterisation requirements for nanomaterials, interference of nanomaterials with nano-toxicology assays”, as well as “broader issues such as minimum information checklists, toxicology data quality schemes and computational approaches that facilitate evaluation of the completeness and quality of (curated) data.” Finally, the authors conclude with specific recommendations from their review on best practices for assuring data completeness and quality in curated nanomaterial data. The article is available free of charge from Nanoscale.
TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo
Meeting Date: June 17-19, 2019
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Jo Anne Shatkin will co-chair “Tools and Techniques: Applying the Best Health, Safety, and Environment Practices to Advanced Manufacturing”. This will be the third installment of a panel which was started three years ago on applying the best health, safety, and environment practices to advanced manufacturing.
The team of Vireo Advisors is proud to present the following presentations at TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo:
Carbon-based Advanced and Nano-enabled Technologies: Addressing Safety, Health and Environmental Aspects across the Product Life-Cycle J.A. Shatkin, K.J. Ong, J.E. Ede, Vireo Advisors LLC
Evaluating the Safety of Nanomaterials for Food-Related Uses J. Ede, J.A. Shatkin, C. Sayes, K. Ong, Vireo Advisors, LLC
Mapping market, public, and regulatory concerns to scientific evidence in the risk assessment of nanomaterials K. Ong, J.A. Shatkin, J. Ede, Vireo Advisors, LLC
Evaluating the Safety Cellulose Nanomaterials for Food-Related Uses Using an Alternative Testing Strategy J. Ede, C. Sayes, J.A. Shatkin, Vireo Advisors
To register please visit the conference website.
SRA World Congress 2019
Meeting Date: May 6-8, 2019
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Save the date for The Society for Risk Analysis Fifth World Congress on Risk at Cape Town International Convention Centre. The theme of this three day event will be: "Development and Resilience" and will feature scientific workshops and presentations, hosted by the world's leading authority on risk and risk analysis.
Register today! Early bird registration ends April 2, 2019.
2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials
Meeting Date: June 3-7, 2019
Location: Chiba, Japan
Vireo Advisors is pleased to host a workshop entitled "Cellulose Nanomaterial Safety, Building a Bridge from Theory to Practice"
at the 2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials. The workshop will focus on the occupational and environmental safety demonstration for cellulose nanomaterials, with special consideration of nanoscale properties of the materials. Concepts will be explored with case studies to present current knowledge, theory, and state-of-the-art practices for meeting regulatory requirements, and safety demonstration.
For more information, please contact Jo Anne Shatkin: JAShatkin@vireoadvisors.com .
Register to attend today!