About the organisation

Health-RI as the main organization, DTL-team focused on data driven life sciences

As of January 1, 2023, personnel and projects of DTL and DTL-Projects have been transferred to Health-RI, where they continue their work as a broad life sciences specialized team and program within this foundation. The broad domain of life sciences remains the centre of attention for the (DTL) Life Sciences team within Health-RI, aimed at connecting life sciences initiatives and public and private stakeholders focused on health, nutrition and agri-food, biotechnology and biodiversity. The team focuses on, among other things, FAIR implementation and data stewardship, shared technological facilities, training and community building and innovation of data-driven research and innovation through advanced bioinformatics, modeling and Artificial Intelligence. Embedded in the Health-RI organization the life sciences team focuses on strengthening data-driven life sciences, in close synergy with developments made in the field of data-driven health.

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DTL used to be organised as a public-private partnership (the DTL alliance), facilitated by the foundation ‘Stichting DTL’. Run as a network of experts and policymakers affiliated with the DTL partner organisations, supported by a small facilitating team.


DTL Team

The DTL Team (the ‘DTL office’ or ‘DTL core team’) supports and guides the activities of the DTL community. Examples of the Team’s activities include making inspiring partner initiatives visible, stimulating the exchange of expertise, driving active collaboration among DTL-associated groups, organising topical science & technology meetings, establishing relevant links, providing information to the community, guiding collective agenda-setting among partners and funders, international outreach of important deliverables of the DTL collective, and assisting in the architecture of cross-partner projects and acquisition of funds to execute them.

DTL Foundation

DTL partnership is formed through a bilateral DTL Partner Agreement between the DTL Foundation (‘Stichting DTL’) and independent legal entities (universities, universities of applied sciences (HBO), University Medical Centres, research institutes, and companies). You can download the formal documents here:

Board, PAC, SAC

DTL is governed by a Board of domain representatives from all life science domains and major types of DTL partner organisations, whose role is to ensure DTL achieves its long-term goals, takes the best scientific and strategic approach in the interest of its stakeholders, and develops the highest quality activities with impact. Operations are monitored by a Scientific Advisory Committee consisting of senior staff from academia and industry. In addition, the board is advised by executive representatives from the partner institutes (the Partner Advisory Committee).


The DTL Partners have a collective interest in realising a high-quality interconnected research infrastructure, and they actively contribute to the DTL network. Universities, university medical centres, life science institutes, and e-science institutes are DTL partners, and the group of industrial partners is rapidly growing. Partner organisations are directly involved in the DTL organisation through a representative in the Partner Advisory Committee.