Dutch national platform in integrated digital life sciences 

We assemble public and private partners to jointly establish a digital competence centre on biological and molecular data in support of the Dutch health and biosciences communities. 

We connect data generation facilities, data and computational infrastructure, data collections, software and models, data stewardship practices and FAIR-compliant standards.

The platform connects experts in digital life sciences and enables easy access to relevant data and tools, and supports advanced computational analysis and modelling via bioinformatics and computational modeling techniques, including machine learning and artificial intelligence.


Open Science Festival

On 1 September 2022, the second edition of the Netherlands National Open Science Festival will take place at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Festival participation is free of charge. The festival is fully booked. If you want, you can sign up for the… Continue reading


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collaborating communities

  • Netherlands Metabolomics Centre (NMC)

    The Netherlands Metabolomics Centre (NMC) brings together the vast knowledge and extensive expertise of the Dutch genomics and life sciences community to develop the technologies that will meet these demands. Through active community building and collaboration within the field, the NMC functions as a liaison between groups developing and applying metabolomics technology, actively promoting the transfer of knowledge and technology in the field of metabolomics through a network of committed partners.

  • X-omics

    Netherlands X-omics Initiative

    The Netherlands X-omics Initiative aims to radically improve technological approaches to study biomolecules such as DNA, RNA, proteins, and metabolites. This will help researchers understand the fundamentals of life, which is crucial to unravel mechanisms of health and disease.

  • National Programme Open Science

    Aim of the National Programme Open Science is to coordinate the transition to Open Science and to disseminate its importance. The responsibility to start and implement Open Science activities lies with the various organisations involved.

  • Research Data Netherlands

    Research Data Netherlands (RDNL) is a national coalition of data archives whose mission is to promote the sustainable archiving and reuse of research data. The coalition was founded in 2013 by 4TU.ResearchData and Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) and was strengthened by SURF in September 2014.


    GO FAIR is a bottom-up, stakeholder-driven and self-governed initiative that aims to implement the FAIR data principles, making data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR). The GO FAIR Initiative will contribute to and coordinate the coherent development of the Internet of FAIR Data & Services through community-led initiatives.


The Health Research Infrastructure initiative (Health-RI) aims to establish an interconnected data infrastructure for Dutch personalised medicine and health research. Health-RI is a joint initiative of DTL, ELIXIR-NL, BBMRI-NL, EATRIS-NL, NFU, and Health~Holland, supported by a large group of stakeholders in the health domain.

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