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Reproducibility, sharing and progress in nanomaterial databases

Nature Nanotechnology volume 12, pages 11111114 (2017) | Download Citation

Publicly accessible databases are core resources for data-rich research, consolidating field-specific knowledge and highlighting best practices and challenges. Further effective growth of nanomaterial databases requires the concerted efforts of database stewards, researchers, funding agencies and publishers.

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Acknowledgements

We thank the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Cancer Institute within the National Institutes of Health for funding the development of the Nanomaterials Registry under contract HHSN2682010000022C. In addition, A.T. acknowledges support from NIH grants 5U54CA198999 and U01CA207160.

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  1. Alexander Tropsha is at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA

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  2. Karmann C. Mills and Anthony J. Hickey are at RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA

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