Final OpenRiskNet Workshop: Creating powerful workflows combining data and software services demonstrated on risk assessment case studies

Workshop (organized by OpenRiskNet)
23 – 24 Oct 2019 / Amsterdam, NL

Activity details

Venue: Vrije Universiteit, Auditorium, O|2 Human Life Sciences building, De Boelelaan 1108, 1081 HZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Map)

Agenda is attached below under "Documents".

Submit abstract for poster, lecture or demoRegistration

The OpenRiskNet project, developing and implementing an open e-infrastructure addressed to research and industrial communities performing risk assessment of consumer products like chemicals, cosmetics or drugs, is in its third and final year.

To disseminate the achievements and implemented concepts of the project, make the stakeholders aware of the solutions developed, find the best options for the adoption by other projects or organisations, a final workshop is organized. The event will create the perfect environment for current and future users of OpenRiskNet services, developer and administrators as well as  the members of related (e-)infrastructure communities to interact with OpenRiskNet developers, modellers and project managers, learn more about the success of the community building efforts fostered by the associated partner programme and the implementation challenges, establish and strengthen links to other projects and organize the transfer of the technology into these.


The workshop is addressing all OpenRiskNet stakeholders (scientific, industrial and regulatory communities) that are invited to participate in this interactive event. This will ensure that all relevant and target groups that need to be aware of the project achievements have access to this information and are enabled to give feedback, and also be trained on the provided solutions.

Therefore we invite members of research organisations, academia, regulators and governmental agencies, SMEs and CROs, members of EU infrastructure initiatives to join us for the final workshop. Besides researchers, risk assessors and regulators, the workshop is specifically designed to provide the needed information for developers on how to integrate additional services and for system administrators on deployment options of the virtual research environments in parallel session.

A significant part of the event (day 1) will focus on the case studies, demonstrations and hands-on training sessions, where the teams involved in the development and implementation will present and demonstrate the use of the services included in the OpenRiskNet e-infrastructure.

Day 2 will then focus on the outreach and sustainability aspects:

  1. The implementation challenges were implemented as an innovative part of the associated partners programme during the project and linked ten new organisations intensively to project as service providers and early adopters. Complementary services from these partners can now be used and were integrated in the case studies workflow

  2. The sustainability measures, the support and maintenance of the infrastructure after the end of the project, collaborations and links created with other communities will be highlighted and discussed with representatives of other major pan-European infrastructures and policy makers.


The participants at the workshop are encouraged to submit an abstract for the poster session, but also as an intention to present in one of the sessions as a lecture or demonstration (for submission see the link above). The confirmation of acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author in due time.

Organisations involved

Edelweiss Connect GmbH (EwC)
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (JGU)
Fundacio Centre de Regulacio Genomica (CRG)
Universiteit Maastricht (UM)
The University Of Birmingham (UoB)
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V. (Fraunhofer)
Uppsala Universitet (UU)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
Informatics Matters Limited (IM)
Institut National de l’Environnement et des Risques (INERIS)

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