User guide


The Plasticheal database is accessible only to project partners.

Ask your WP leader for database access

Click on Log in link at the top right.


Once logged in, you will be redirected to the main screen.

Main project page

On the main page there are several links to the Search, Template Wizard, User guide (this page), etc.


Click on the Search link to go to the Search page

Search page


There are several summaries at the left panel:

Every panel is expandable and shows the types of elements found for the particular query

Expand the Projects panel and click on NANOREG2. This will filter the results and only data generated by NANOREG2 project will be shown.


The filters can be combined.

Expand the Nanomaterial type panel and select titanium dioxide. These are ontology terms assigned to each material , e.g. CHEBI_51050


The panels show the types and counts of elements found for the particular query

i.e, the NANOREG2 project and titanium dioxide materials in this case.

The Methods panel shown indicate there is NANOREG2 data for titanium dioxide measured by these methods. The Method annotation panel contains the ontology terms denoting the same methods.


Exploring the data

Per material - click the Material and Study details link for particular material


Export data for all query results - Export tab

Compact summary report


The report is an Excel file


Data export

Select the TXT icon and click on Download filtered entries as TSV


The result is a spreadsheet (.txt , tab separated text file)


Predefined queries

predefined queries

Select Physicochemical studies and click Apply. This will change the active query and will select all materials with physico-chemical characterisations.

predefined queries results

This query could be further refined using the widgets at the left, and data exported as described.

Search by ontology terms

OBI_0302736 (comet assay) is a term defined in Ontology for Biomedical Investigations (OBI) BioPortal link

pontology query


Programmatic access (Application Programming Interface - API)

API documentation


eNanoMapper client libraries

Jupyter notebooks

Summary charts generated with explore.ipynb



Data entry

The data entry for eNanoMapper and the Template Wizard are described in this tutorial.

This guide is available at Help/User guide