Submit an abstract for ELIXIR-NL track at BioSB 2016

ELIXIR Netherlands has decided to organise a technology/applications track at the BioSB 2016 conference (19 & 20 April). The track features four sessions covering both conference days. One session will be used to present the latest updates from ELIXIR-NL and ISBE, the other sessions are open for abstract submission. Topics may include technology as a service, AAI, data interoperability, (FAIR) data stewardship, and distributed learning. Please submit your abstract via the conference submission page and register for… Continue reading

Succesful first edition of Essential Skills in Data-Intensive Research course

From 25-29 January the first edition of the “Essential Skills in Data-Intensive Research” course took place in Utrecht. This training is a collaborative effort of the Netherlands eScience Center, SURFsara, DTL, VU University Amsterdam and the Software and Data Carpentry foundation. The training is primarily targeted at early stage researchers and PhD students, but might also be very relevant for scientist… Continue reading

AT Computing active in configuration management

DTL Partner AT Computing is one of the few companies active in configuration management. NGS computation and analysis pipelines can be easily managed and automated with this tool: one can use it to describe the configuration state of pipelines and the tooling makes sure the pipelines maintain in that particular state. This means deploying new pipelines or transferring pipelines between systems or… Continue reading

DTL/MGC Technology facilities course well received

On January 18-12 Medical Genetics Centre “South-West Holland” and DTL jointly organised a four day course on Technology Facilities. Over 35 participants (MSc or Postdoc level) learned how to apply Proteomics, Genomics, Medical Imaging and Metabolomics in biomedical research.“At the request of DTL, a full day of Metabolomics was added to this course,” says Merlijn van Rijswijk, manager of DTL Technologies. “Now… Continue reading

Computational job scheduling with AT Computing

R&D customers usually have computational jobs that are processor-, memory- and IO-bound. This complicates job scheduling; how to find the “right” machine for the job? The machine needs to fit the requirements and has to be available as well. Maurice Verheesen of DTL Partner AT Computing: “AT Computing helps in these situations with our knowledge of orchestrating job scheduling and our computational optimization… Continue reading

DNA technology company BaseClear collaborates in consortium to investigate aquatic biodiversity

DTL partner BaseClear contributes to knowledge of biodiversity and water assessment together with KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, University of Applied Sciences Leiden, Stichting EIS and the consultants Royal Haskoning DHV Koeman & Bijkerk. Started almost two years ago, this broad consortium is working within TKI Water Technology to develop and make available DNA techniques for the monitoring of biodiversity.  The… Continue reading

SURFdrive tutorials available

Recently, SURFdrive  of DTL partner SURF released three video tutorials designed to answer users’ practical questions on the web environment, on sharing files and folders and on synchronising with the SURFdrive client. SURFdrive is a personal cloud storage service for the Dutch education and research community, offering staff, researchers and students an easy way to store, synchronise and share files… Continue reading

Euretos Knowledge Platform expanded to include 65 major data & publication sources

DTL Partner Euretos has expanded the coverage of their knowledge platform to include 65 major public life sciences data and publication sources. The company has significantly accelerated the ability to add new data sources and expects to hit the 100-sources mark in the first quarter of 2016. This makes the Euretos Knowledge platform the broadest and fastest-growing knowledge base in the… Continue reading

Kick-off EXCELERATE training subtasks

On 19 – 21 January 2016, two ELIXIR-EXCELERATE training platform subtasks – Training the trainer and Ensuring impact and quality, officially kicked-off with a joint workshop. Hosted by ELIXIR-EBI at Hinxton, they brought together training representatives from 6 ELIXIR Nodes and from external organisations including BD2K, Data carpentry, Cold Spring Harbour and Intel. One major outcome of the workshop is the… Continue reading