- What is caNanoLab?
- Who developed caNanoLab?
- What is the caNanoLab operational environment?
- Does caNanoLab leverage any existing standards for describing nanoparticles and associated characterizations?
- Where can I find definitions for caNanoLab concepts?
- How much does caNanoLab cost?
- The composition of the particle including nanoparticle entities (e.g. dendrimers, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, etc.), functionalizing entities (therapeutic, targeting, and diagnostics entities), and chemical associations (chemical associations, attachments, or encapsulations between nanoparticle entities or functionalizing entities).
- Physical characterizations performed on a nanoparticle including size, molecular weight, shape, purity, etc.
- In vitro characterizations performed on a nanoparticle including cytotoxicity, immunotoxicity, and general toxicity characterization results.
- Protocols for characterizations performed on nanoparticles or general nanotechnology protocols from biomedical nanotechnology studies.
- Publications from biomedical nanotechnology studies.
caNanoLab provides secure access to data and requires authentication and authorization for access to non-public data.
For example, to submit a Z-Average Size of 120 nm for a nanoparticle, the user would:
- Submit the nanoparticle sample
- Select to add the Size characterization from the Physical Characterization Navigation Tree item
- Complete required summary fields including characterization source and descriptive title
- Select to add Derived Bioassay Data (optional)
- Select to upload a file (optional)
- Select to add Derived Datum (optional):
- Select Z-Average Size from the Derived Data Name
- Select Mean from the Value Type
- Enter the Value of 120 in the Value field
- Select nm in the Unit pull down list
- Add a description (optional)
Uncontrolled metadata can be submitted by selecting \[Other\] in any of the pull-down lists and entering the new term in the popup window.