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Title: Integration among databases and data sets to support productive nanotechnology: Challenges and recommendations

Abstract

Many groups within the broad field of nanoinformatics are already developing data repositories and analytical tools driven by their individual organizational goals. Integrating these data resources across disciplines and with non-nanotechnology resources can support multiple objectives by enabling the reuse of the same information. Integration can also serve as the impetus for novel scientific discoveries by providing the framework to support deeper data analyses. This article discusses current data integration practices in nanoinformatics and in comparable mature fields, and nanotechnology-specific challenges impacting data integration. Based on results from a nanoinformatics-community-wide survey, recommendations for achieving integration of existing operational nanotechnology resources are presented. Nanotechnology-specific data integration challenges, if effectively resolved, can foster the application and validation of nanotechnology within and across disciplines. This paper is one of a series of articles by the Nanomaterial Data Curation Initiative that address data issues such as data curation workflows, data completeness and quality, curator responsibilities, and metadata.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1439666
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-128856
Journal ID: ISSN 2452-0748
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: NanoImpact; Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: C
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nanomaterials; nanotechnology; nanoinformatics; data integration; databases; web services

Citation Formats

Karcher, Sandra, Willighagen, Egon L., Rumble, John, Ehrhart, Friederike, Evelo, Chris T., Fritts, Martin, Gaheen, Sharon, Harper, Stacey L., Hoover, Mark D., Jeliazkova, Nina, Lewinski, Nastassja, Marchese Robinson, Richard L., Mills, Karmann C., Mustad, Axel P., Thomas, Dennis G., Tsiliki, Georgia, and Hendren, Christine Ogilvie. Integration among databases and data sets to support productive nanotechnology: Challenges and recommendations. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.impact.2017.11.002.
Karcher, Sandra, Willighagen, Egon L., Rumble, John, Ehrhart, Friederike, Evelo, Chris T., Fritts, Martin, Gaheen, Sharon, Harper, Stacey L., Hoover, Mark D., Jeliazkova, Nina, Lewinski, Nastassja, Marchese Robinson, Richard L., Mills, Karmann C., Mustad, Axel P., Thomas, Dennis G., Tsiliki, Georgia, & Hendren, Christine Ogilvie. Integration among databases and data sets to support productive nanotechnology: Challenges and recommendations. United States. doi:10.1016/j.impact.2017.11.002.
Karcher, Sandra, Willighagen, Egon L., Rumble, John, Ehrhart, Friederike, Evelo, Chris T., Fritts, Martin, Gaheen, Sharon, Harper, Stacey L., Hoover, Mark D., Jeliazkova, Nina, Lewinski, Nastassja, Marchese Robinson, Richard L., Mills, Karmann C., Mustad, Axel P., Thomas, Dennis G., Tsiliki, Georgia, and Hendren, Christine Ogilvie. Mon . "Integration among databases and data sets to support productive nanotechnology: Challenges and recommendations". United States. doi:10.1016/j.impact.2017.11.002.
@article{osti_1439666,
title = {Integration among databases and data sets to support productive nanotechnology: Challenges and recommendations},
author = {Karcher, Sandra and Willighagen, Egon L. and Rumble, John and Ehrhart, Friederike and Evelo, Chris T. and Fritts, Martin and Gaheen, Sharon and Harper, Stacey L. and Hoover, Mark D. and Jeliazkova, Nina and Lewinski, Nastassja and Marchese Robinson, Richard L. and Mills, Karmann C. and Mustad, Axel P. and Thomas, Dennis G. and Tsiliki, Georgia and Hendren, Christine Ogilvie},
abstractNote = {Many groups within the broad field of nanoinformatics are already developing data repositories and analytical tools driven by their individual organizational goals. Integrating these data resources across disciplines and with non-nanotechnology resources can support multiple objectives by enabling the reuse of the same information. Integration can also serve as the impetus for novel scientific discoveries by providing the framework to support deeper data analyses. This article discusses current data integration practices in nanoinformatics and in comparable mature fields, and nanotechnology-specific challenges impacting data integration. Based on results from a nanoinformatics-community-wide survey, recommendations for achieving integration of existing operational nanotechnology resources are presented. Nanotechnology-specific data integration challenges, if effectively resolved, can foster the application and validation of nanotechnology within and across disciplines. This paper is one of a series of articles by the Nanomaterial Data Curation Initiative that address data issues such as data curation workflows, data completeness and quality, curator responsibilities, and metadata.},
doi = {10.1016/j.impact.2017.11.002},
journal = {NanoImpact},
number = C,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}