Dutch national platform for Data-driven Health and LIFE SCIENCES 

Since 2013, DTL assembled public and private partners in a national expertise platform for data driven life sciences. DTL focussed on shared solutions to deal with biological and molecular data in support of Dutch R&D in health and biosciences fields.

As of January 1 2023, DTL has bundled its forces with the Health-RI organisation, to establish a strong national platform supporting the future of data driven health and life sciences. The organisation harbours teams dedicated to establish the national data infrastructure for health, as well as a dedicated team focusing on the broader life sciences.

We aim to connect life sciences initiatives and public and private stakeholders from fields as wide as health, nutrition and agri-food, microbial biotechnology and biodiversity. As a nation-wide partner platform we are driven by the belief that secure and shared access to interoperable data among disciplines and stakeholders will boost scientific output and help create societal (including economic) value.


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TDCC Life Sciences and Health

As part of the implementation programme for the digitisation of scientific research in the Netherlands, NWO has provided funding for the next 10 years to support the formation of three national-level Thematic Digital Competence Centres (TDCC) with complementary network activities… 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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