What is ISA-TAB-nano?

The ISA-TAB-nano file sharing format, developed under the National Cancer Informatics Program Nanotechnology Working Group (NCIP NanoWG), is an accepted ASTM standard (ASTM International E2909-13).

In 2016, the European project NANoREG adopted and adapted the ISA-TAB-nano format to consistently organize the results of their broadly distributed network of researchers. To create the templates they have followed the logic of the original ISA-TAB-nano formatting, but have also drawn upon relevant existing ontologies and extended it to incorporate additional endpoints and methods not addressed in the original standards. (The results of the NANoREG project as captured in the adapted ISA-TAB-Nano templates are hosted by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM): doi:10.2787/505397)

As per Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA) license, we recommend users of the ISA-TAB-Nano templates to acknowledge, in their work, the NANoREG/JRC contribution, with reference to: (NANoREG Templates:) Totaro S. et al; Data logging templates for the environmental, health and safety assessment of nanomaterials; EUR 28137 EN; doi:10.2787/505397; January 2017.

Community-Sourced ISA-TAB-Nano-Extended Templates:

Now Available - please utilize and share!

CEINT took on the leadership of updating and extending the ISA-TAB-nano templates, in collaboration with researchers at Oregon State University and with the continued efforts of the NCIP NanoWG. As part of this effort, we collated input from all interested stakeholders who wished to offer commentary on the NANoREG-proposed ISA-TAB-nano templates. You can find the resulting updated templates in these Google Doc folders.

Functional Assay Templates

Physical-Chemical Characterization Templates

in vivo Mammalian Toxicity Templates

in vitro Mammalian Toxicity Templates