National servicedesk supporting the international ELIXIR research infrastructure

SURFsara, partner in ELIXIR-NL, has developed a Proof of Concept (PoC) of an ELIXIR supportdesk based on its national servicedesk model. The supportdesk assists users in ELIXIR ID and service registration using the ELIXIR AAI (Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure). It is now ready to be further applied within ELIXIR’s European research infrastructure for life sciences. The national servicedesk consists of… Continue reading

ELIXIR-NL strongly represented at ELIXIR All Hands 2018

On 4-7 June 2018, the ELIXIR Community met in Berlin for the annual All Hands meeting. With over 300 participants, it was the largest All Hands meeting so far. ELIXIR-NL was strongly represented with a variety of flash talks, presentations in workshops, and posters. View highlights of the ELIXIR-NL contributions. Download slides of all All Hands Meeting presentations. Have a look… Continue reading

Call for abstracts: Benelux Metabolomics Days 2018

The Netherlands Metabolomics Centre is pleased to invite you to the first Benelux Metabolomics Days, which will be held on 19-20 September 2018 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. You can now submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation.  More about abstract submission. More about registration and more. The conference will feature internationally renowned speakers from all over Europe, as well as junior… Continue reading

LERU Advice Paper: Open Science and its role in universities

In May 2018, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) published an advice paper ‘Open Science and its role in universities: a roadmap for cultural change’. The paper aims to serve as a roadmap to accompany universities’ efforts towards Open Science, leaving room for each institution to carve out its own path, strategy, and actions. Read more and download the paper.

KNAW publishes foresight study on big data

On 15 May 2018, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) published a report on an exploratory study on big data. The study’s aim was to identify potentially far-reaching implications of big data for scientific research. The report concludes: “Big data offers new opportunities to enhance research in the Netherlands in many different areas of application. If the… Continue reading

14 June: Focus meeting on Electronic Data Capture

On 14 June 2018, DTL and the NFU programme Data4Lifesciences are organising a workshop ‘Electronic Data Capture’. The workshop will consist of presentations by four expert speakers in the field of Electronic Data Capture for health care. After the presentations, there will be an hour-long discussion led by Professor Andre Dekker (MAASTRO). This discussion will focus on ways to improve… Continue reading

Science Park study group in Amsterdam

Dr Marc Galland is a plant genomics researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He is the leader of the Amsterdam Science Park Study Group. “We are a community of researchers who perform computational data analysis as part of their research. The group promotes skill sharing and collaboration.” “Mateusz Kuzak, Carlos Martinez, and me started this study group about one… Continue reading

Data stewards team in Delft

Dr Marta Teperek works as a Data Stewardship Coordinator at the TU Delft Library. “We are appointing one data steward at each of the eight faculties. My role is to coordinate the efforts of this team”. “At TU Delft, we want to tailor data stewardship support to the needs of specific scientific disciplines. Therefore, a dedicated data steward will be… Continue reading

Data stewardship desk in Groningen

Dr Salome Scholtens is a Programme Manager at the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) and community manager at the Genomic Coordination Center at UMCG. Together with her colleagues, she has established a data stewardship service desk and FAIR data management training. She is also involved in DTL’s endeavour to connect similar service desks at a national level. Scholtens explains: “The… Continue reading

Data stewardship roadshow in Utrecht

Until recently, Daphne van Beek worked as a data steward at the division of biomedical genetics of the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU). She has developed a Data stewardship roadshow for scientists, featuring practical data stewardship solutions. In addition, she has initiated the DTL Data Stewards Interest Group. What would happen if your laptop was stolen today? Would you still… Continue reading