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The NORMAN Suspect List Exchange (NORMAN-SLE): facilitating European and worldwide collaboration on suspect screening in high resolution mass spectrometry
Mohammed Taha, Hiba; Aalizadeh, Reza; Alygizakis, Nikiforos et al.
2022In Environmental Sciences Europe, 34 (1), p. 104
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[en] Abstract Background The NORMAN Association ( ) initiated the NORMAN Suspect List Exchange (NORMAN-SLE ) in 2015, following the NORMAN collaborative trial on non-target screening of environmental water samples by mass spectrometry. Since then, this exchange of information on chemicals that are expected to occur in the environment, along with the accompanying expert knowledge and references, has become a valuable knowledge base for “suspect screening” lists. The NORMAN-SLE now serves as a FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) chemical information resource worldwide. Results The NORMAN-SLE contains 99 separate suspect list collections (as of May 2022) from over 70 contributors around the world, totalling over 100,000 unique substances. The substance classes include per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), pharmaceuticals, pesticides, natural toxins, high production volume substances covered under the European REACH regulation (EC: 1272/2008), priority contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) and regulatory lists from NORMAN partners. Several lists focus on transformation products (TPs) and complex features detected in the environment with various levels of provenance and structural information. Each list is available for separate download. The merged, curated collection is also available as the NORMAN Substance Database (NORMAN SusDat). Both the NORMAN-SLE and NORMAN SusDat are integrated within the NORMAN Database System (NDS). The individual NORMAN-SLE lists receive digital object identifiers (DOIs) and traceable versioning via a Zenodo community ( ), with a total of \textgreater 40,000 unique views, \textgreater 50,000 unique downloads and 40 citations (May 2022). NORMAN-SLE content is progressively integrated into large open chemical databases such as PubChem ( ) and the US EPA’s CompTox Chemicals Dashboard ( ), enabling further access to these lists, along with the additional functionality and calculated properties these resources offer. PubChem has also integrated significant annotation content from the NORMAN-SLE, including a classification browser ( 101 ). Conclusions The NORMAN-SLE offers a specialized service for hosting suspect screening lists of relevance for the environmental community in an open, FAIR manner that allows integration with other major chemical resources. These efforts foster the exchange of information between scientists and regulators, supporting the paradigm shift to the “one substance, one assessment” approach. New submissions are welcome via the contacts provided on the NORMAN-SLE website ( ).
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Environmental sciences & ecology
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Mohammed Taha, Hiba ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) > Environmental Cheminformatics
Aalizadeh, Reza
Alygizakis, Nikiforos
Antignac, Jean-Philippe
Arp, Hans Peter H.
Bade, Richard
Baker, Nancy
Belova, Lidia
Bijlsma, Lubertus
Bolton, Evan E.
Brack, Werner
Celma, Alberto
Chen, Wen-Ling
Cheng, Tiejun
Chirsir, Parviel ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) > Environmental Cheminformatics
Čirka, Ľuboš
D’Agostino, Lisa A.
Djoumbou Feunang, Yannick
Dulio, Valeria
Fischer, Stellan
Gago-Ferrero, Pablo
Galani, Aikaterini
Geueke, Birgit
Głowacka, Natalia
Glüge, Juliane
Groh, Ksenia
Grosse, Sylvia
Haglund, Peter
Hakkinen, Pertti J.
Hale, Sarah E.
Hernandez, Felix
Janssen, Elisabeth M.-L.
Jonkers, Tim
Kiefer, Karin
Kirchner, Michal
Koschorreck, Jan
Krauss, Martin
Krier, Jessy
Lamoree, Marja H.
Letzel, Marion
Letzel, Thomas
Li, Qingliang
Little, James
Liu, Yanna
Lunderberg, David M.
Martin, Jonathan W.
McEachran, Andrew D.
McLean, John A.
Meier, Christiane
Meijer, Jeroen
Menger, Frank
Merino, Carla
Muncke, Jane
Muschket, Matthias
Neumann, Michael
Neveu, Vanessa
Ng, Kelsey
Oberacher, Herbert
O’Brien, Jake
Oswald, Peter
Oswaldova, Martina
Picache, Jaqueline A.
Postigo, Cristina
Ramirez, Noelia
Reemtsma, Thorsten
Renaud, Justin
Rostkowski, Pawel
Rüdel, Heinz
Salek, Reza M.
Samanipour, Saer
Scheringer, Martin
Schliebner, Ivo
Schulz, Wolfgang
Schulze, Tobias
Sengl, Manfred
Shoemaker, Benjamin A.
Sims, Kerry
Singer, Heinz
Singh, Randolph R.
Sumarah, Mark
Thiessen, Paul A.
Thomas, Kevin V.
Torres, Sonia
Trier, Xenia
van Wezel, Annemarie P.
Vermeulen, Roel C. H.
Vlaanderen, Jelle J.
von der Ohe, Peter C.
Wang, Zhanyun
Williams, Antony J.
Willighagen, Egon L.
Wishart, David S.
Zhang, Jian
Thomaidis, Nikolaos S.
Hollender, Juliane
Slobodnik, Jaroslav
Schymanski, Emma  ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)
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