Open e-Infrastructure to Support Data Sharing, Knowledge Integration and in silico Analysis and Modelling in Predictive Toxicology and Risk Assessment
OpenRiskNet is a 3 year project with the main objective to develop an open e-Infrastructure providing resources and services to a variety of communities requiring risk assessment, including chemicals, cosmetic ingredients, therapeutic agents and nanomaterials. OpenRiskNet is working with a network of partners, organized within an Associated Partners Programme.
The main concept of the OpenRiskNet infrastructure are virtual research environments (VRE) integrating data, analysis, modelling and simulation services for all areas of risk assessment, which can be deployed to workstations as well as public and in-house cloud infrastructures.
Try it out
Feel free to test out one or multiple of the available services. The list of available services is constantly updated.
- Have a look at the currently available services.
- Use our reference environment or learn how to set up your own VRE.
- To get familiar with the OpenRiskNet concept before you start using the services, consult our case studies that are used to test the usability of the integrated tools, services and data.
- You will need to login to access some of the services. Please check the login instructions for details.
Tutorials and feedback
- Webinars – Watch the recordings of the webinars introducing the infrastructure.
- Resources & Training – Consult the list of tutorials and other training materials.
- Requirements survey – Help us optimize the infrastructure according to your needs by filling in this short survey.
- Help desk – Report issues, give feedback and browse our knowledge base.
Resources for end-users
For scientists and members of academia, industry or regulatory agencies who would like to use the infrastructure for their predictive toxicology and risk assessment tasks.More →
Resources for developers
For service developers, infrastructure providers or data managers who would like to integrate their databases and software tools into the OpenRiskNet infrastructure.More →
OpenRiskNet would like to ensure the usability of the infrastructure, alignment with the community as well as to pursue complete coverage of important tools. Please consider joining our effort in any of these ways:
Join our Implementation Challenge
An e-infrastructure can only be as good as the services it offers. In our case, this means to make data and software available for all areas of chemical and nanomaterial risk assessment. Since we know that we, the OpenRiskNet consortium, cannot offer all these services ourselves, the implementation challenge was formalised. The challenge will provide financial support to associated partners, which are working on integrating their services into OpenRiskNet. The deadline for the first challenge is 30 September 2018 with additional challenges coming 31 December 2018 and 30 April 2019.How to apply →
Work on case studies
In OpenRiskNet, case studies are used to test and evaluate all solutions provided. To ensure that the infrastructure is fit for purpose and fulfills all your requirements, we invite you to actively participate in the execution of the case studies and even the design of new ones regardless of whether you are a service provider or end user (academic and industry researcher, risk assessor or regulator).
If this sounds interesting, a simple first step to participate would be to fill in this requirements survey.More on case studies →
Join the Associated Partner Programme
This Programme aims at strengthening the working ties between the OpenRiskNet Consortium members and other organisations within relevant scientiﬁc and technology communities.More →
News & events
The implementation challenge provides financial support to associated partners, which are working on integrating their services into OpenRiskNet.
The deadline for the next challenge is 30 April 2019. The winners of the challenge are announced on the dedicated page.
Meet us in person at one of these upcoming conferences and events.
OpenRisknet will participate with presentations or exhibition stands at the next SOT 58th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo (11-14 Mar 2019 in Baltimore, USA) and the International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) (21-25 Jul 2019, Basel, Switzerland).
Associated Partners and stakeholders interested to join any of the activities organised by OpenRiskNet please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A series of introduction and demo virtual meetings were held in Sep-Oct 2018. The video recordings of these webinars and the presentation slides are available in the OpenRiskNet library. Similar events will be organised in the near future and announced on the website.