21 February: Webinar on the requirements for making data sources FAIR

On 21 February 2018 (14:00 to 15:00 GMT), Friederike Ehrhart of ELIXIR-NL will present an ELIXIR Webinar on the outcomes of the MoldatainRD Implementation Study, to map out the requirements for making sources of data FAIR, with a particular focus on interoperability as well as enabling federated queries. Read more and join the webinar.

New Implementation Study will FAIRify ELIXIR Core Data Resources

ELIXIR-NL has joined forces with four other ELIXIR nodes in a new Implementation Study that will FAIRify several ELIXIR Core Data Resources. The study will start on 1 June 2018 and run for a one-year-period. Rob Hooft (ELIXIR-NL Technical Coordinator) explains: “The Implementation Study aims to create a comprehensive implementation guide to maximise the FAIRness of selected Core Data Resources, to develop… Continue reading

Karel Luyben appointed National Coordinator for Open Science

Today, the steering group of the National Platform Open Science appointed former Delft University of Technology Rector Karel Luyben as the National Coordinator for Open Science.  In this newly created role, Luyben will work to achieve the Netherlands’ open science ambitions and to strengthen the country’s pioneering role in this field. This will benefit everyone. Open access to publications, for… Continue reading

Science Europe and NWO launch initiative for aligning research data management policies

Science Europe and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) have launched an initiative for the voluntary international alignment of research data management policies. They presented the initiative on 30 January in Brussels, at the ‘Open Science and Sharing Research Data: Towards European Guidelines on RDM Procedures’ event. Open Science is high on the political and scientific agenda in Europe,… Continue reading

GO FAIR training (GO TRAIN) has kicked off

On 26 January 2018, more than 20 people attended the GO TRAIN kick-off meeting in Leiden (the Netherlands). GO TRAIN is one of three GO FAIR pillars. Hugh Shanahan (Royal Holloway, University of London): “We used the meeting to discuss how to instigate a concerted action of global FAIR data training providers.” Barend Mons (GO FAIR International Support and Coordination… Continue reading

Merlijn van Rijswijk new member of DTL Projects Board

On 6 February 2018, Merlijn van Rijswijk was added to the Board of the DTL Projects Foundation, responsible for the financial organisation as well as project organisation. Van Rijswijk will also help set up new strategic projects. Within the framework of the DTL network, a separate projects organisation supports collaborative projects that fit the scope of DTL. This DTL Projects… Continue reading

Oncode Institute launched: outsmarting cancer and impacting lives

On 6 February 2018, H.M. Queen Máxima officially launched the Oncode Institute. The institute aims to foster a culture of sharing knowledge among teams that are embedded at partner institutions, thus strengthening cancer research communities in the Netherlands and around the world. No new building will be constructed, because Oncode operates as a virtual institute, creating a digital platform for collaboration… Continue reading

How big data and AI can help you generate your scientific hypothesis

DTL partners Elsevier and Euretos have joined forces to explore how machine learning and data analytics can guide research. The pilot of the Euretos AI platform and Elsevier plans to use big data and machine learning to scan millions of journal articles and hundreds of databases to make connections and suggest new hypotheses for scientists to explore. Read more.  

7 February: ELIXIR Webinar on requirements in data protection law and the upcoming GDPR

On 7 February, Regina Becker of ELIXIR Luxembourg will present a webinar on the requirements in data protection law and the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation. Becker will give an introduction to the requirements of data protection laws for the processing of personal data. The webinar will cover the changes due to the new European data protection regulation,… Continue reading