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For information about this caNanoLab release:

  • Version Number: 3.1.9
  • Release Date: August 23, 2023
  • Primary audience: Investigators and researchers interested in information about the characterizations of nanomaterials used in biomedical research.
  • The new release 3.1 has been moved to deploy on the Google Cloud App Engine Flex system. For now, use the 3.0 release for local installations.
  • Installation Level (for 3.0): Intermediate - technical assistance may be required, download may require supporting infrastructure or software.
  • System Requirements (for 3.0): This is a web-based application that can be accessed through an industry standard browser. Installation requires:
    • Memory 1GB or more (Linux, Solaris, or Windows)
    • Disk storage 36 GB (minimum)
    • Database Server: MySQL v 5.5.x
    • JBoss Wildfly, 8
    • Java 1.8

Tool Overview

caNanoLab provides access to information on:

caNanoLab was developed as a collaboration between the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT), the NCI Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL), and the NCI Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research (OCNR).

Data Curation

Data curation is a key component for ensuring that data is appropriately annotated to facilitate data sharing in a semantically interoperable fashion. Data curation activities on caNanoLab are currently performed by the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer Data Coordinators and the NCI data curator. Data curators assist in extracting data from publications and nanotechnology experiments, annotating extracted data, and providing overall data quality control. If you are interested in submitting your data into caNanoLab, contact

Detailed data curation steps are explained in the Curation of Biomedical Data into ISA-TAB-Nano and caNanoLab Standard Operating Procedure.

Installation and Downloads

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Forum and Support

Presentations, Demos and Other Materials

The caNanoLab Data Submission Video and accompanying transcript is available to assist people in submitting data in caNanoLab. 

Note: Materials for previous caNanoLab releases are available from the caNanoLab Presentations, Demos and Other Materials archive

Documentation and Training

To access online help in the application, click the Help button.

Note: Documents for previous caNanoLab releases are available from the caNanoLab Presentations, Demos and Other Materials Archive and the Docs Archive Page - calab

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