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 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.

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

  • Webinars – Watch the recordings of the 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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News & events

Meet us

Meet us in person at one of these upcoming conferences and events.

The next consortium meeting of OpenRiskNet will be held in Brussels (12-13 December 2018). The progress on project tasks and case studies will be presented and demonstrated. The event will be followed by an ontology meeting (13-14 December 2018).

Associated Partners and stakeholders interested to participate please contact us at:

Introduction and demo virtual meetings

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.

Implementation Challenge - next deadline

The challenge will provide financial support to associated partners, which are working on integrating their services into OpenRiskNet. The deadline for the next challenge is 31 December 2018 with an additional challenge coming on 30 April 2019.