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 will work with a network of partners, organized within an Associated Partners Programme.


How?

For whom?

To what end?

How?

Easily accessible
standardised,
harmonised,
scalable and
robust
infrastructure

For whom?

Researchers
Risk assessors
Regulators
Informed public

To what end?

Improvement of industrial risk assessments
Prototyping of new services and apps
Access to integrated resources
Complete and qualified system
Support for innovative product development

Easily accessible,
standardised,
harmonised,
scalable and
robust
infrastructure

Researchers
Risk assessors
Regulators
Informed public

Improvement of industrial risk assessments
Prototyping of new services and apps
Access to integrated resources
Complete and qualified system
Support for innovative product development

Develop + Deploy Integrated, Secure, and Sustainable e-Infrastructure

The e-Infrastructure

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.

First introduction and demo virtual meetings are scheduled for 24 September, 4pm CEST and 27 September, 4pm. If you did not do so until now, please sign up for these meeting using the doodle poll so that we can send you the login information (especially needed for the 27 Sept. meeting since this is organized by the National Cancer Informatics Program Nano Working Group). This poll is also used to find additional dates for meetings in October.

Try it out

Feel free to test out one or multiple of the available services. The list of available services is constantly updated.

Tutorials and feedback

  • Meet us – Meet us in person at one of these events.
  • Webinars – Sign up for webinars introducing the infrastructure.
  • 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.

Participate!

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 →

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.

We expect to have two different types of users:

Service providers,
which would like to integrate their databases and software tools into the OpenRiskNet infrastructure.
Early adopters,
who will use the infrastructure for their predictive toxicology and risk assessment tasks.
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Project partners

11 partners of the OpenRiskNet project