The following resources are available to help you use the Nanomaterial Registry and to help you find more information from the nanomaterial community.

Select Project Publications

Ostraat, M., Mills, K. C., Murry, D. A., Guzan, K. A. (2012). Nanomaterial Registry: Opportunities and Challenges in Informatics. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Workshops, pp. 884–888.

Ostraat, M., Mills, K. C., Guzan, K. A., & Murry, D. A. (2013). The Nanomaterial Registry: Facilitating the Sharing and Analysis of Data in the Diverse Nanomaterial Community. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 8(Suppl 1), 7–13. doi:10.2147/IJN.S40722

Guzan, K. A., Mills, K. C., Gupta, V., Murry, D. A., Scheirer, C. N., Willis, D. A., & Ostraat, M. (2013). Integration of data: The Nanomaterial Registry project and data curation. Computational Science and Discovery, 6(1), 1–8.

Mills, K. C., Murry, D. A., Guzan, K. A., & Ostraat, M. (2014). Nanomaterial Registry: database that captures the minimal information about nanomaterial physico-chemical characterisitcs. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 16, 2219. doi:10.1007/s11051-013-2219-8

Guzan, K. A., Gupta, V., Mills, K. C., & Ostraat, M. (2014). A Nanomaterial Registry. In Matthew Hull and Diana Bowman (Eds.), Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety, Second Edition: Risks, Regulation, and Management. (pp. 153–172). Waltham, MA: Elsevier.

User Guide and Tutorials

The guide and tutorials will help you to navigate the data access tools on the website, including the search, browse, and comparison capabilities.


Key terms used in the Nanomaterial Registry data are described here. If there is a term that you would like to know more about or would like to see added to the Glossary, please use the Contact Us page to let us know.


The Nanomaterial Registry includes information about key nanomaterial community developments through our news bulletins on the Home page and the News page.

Standards and Guidance

The adoption of standards in nanotechnology is critical to achieving quality data and data reporting. In order to connect you with standards and guidance in the nanomaterial community, links to various organizations and specific libraries of significant documentation on the subject of nanomaterial regulating and standards creation are provided.

Data Management Plan

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) require each research grant proposal to contain a data management plan explaining how the data resulting from the grant will be archived and shared for broader scientific community benefit. The Nanomaterial Registry is an ideal solution to your data management needs. The Registry team can archive and share your public-ready data. Visit the Data Management Plan page to download boilerplate text for your proposal or Contact Us to discuss custom text.

Community Efforts in Data Modeling

  • nanoHUB
  • ENgineered Nanoparticle Impact on Aquatic Environments: Structure, Activity and Toxicology: ENNSATOX
  • Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology: CEINT
  • University of California's Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology: UC CEIN

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