DTL develops as a collaborative platform of science and technology research groups in the Dutch clinical & health, nutrition, agrogenomics and industrial microbiology sectors. DTL is established as a partnership of universities, university medical centers, research institutes, companies, ‘topsectoren’ and science funders, all with a primary basis in the Netherlands, but is open to relationships with international parties. Within the DTL platform researchers from academia and industry find easy access to advanced life science technology and data expertise, equipment and e-infrastructure, software and databases, as well as training and education available in the DTL partner groups. DTL arranges for a collective expertise platform that encompasses frontier life science technologies (e.g. genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioimaging), including the capacities to address the challenge to manage and integrate the vast and highly complex data sets generated within the next generation life science research programmes.
DTL is being developed as a collaborative sector association, and the current DTL partners have started to define a joint cross-sector national agenda (roadmap).
DTL partners currently develop a joint portfolio of technology capacities in terms of expertise, training, support services, tools and infrastructure access. Helpdesk functionality will be set up to support scientists in finding required capabilities in the DTL partnership.