ELIXIR is featured in OECD’s report ‘Building digital workforce capacity and skills for data-intensive science’.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a report which provides an overview over the human resource requirements for data-intensive science. It points out which challenges and training needs (still) exist.  The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical importance of data-intensive science and the need to strengthen the digital capacity and skills of the scientific enterprise as… Continue reading

ELIXIR-NL participating at the ELIXIR All Hands 2020

Lots of participants from ELIXIR-NL are present at the virtual All hands meeting from ELIXIR starting today June 8-10th. Evangelia A. Papoutsoglou presents ‘Building upon an existing standard for better plant phenomics data FAIRness’ and Egon Willighagen ‘ELIXIR and Toxicology: a community in development’.  In the mini-symposium FAIRification for knowledge management, Celia van Gelder is presenting the terms4FAIRskills initiative. Furthermore… Continue reading

ELIXIR launches new EU Project — Beyond One Million Genomes (B1MG)

ELIXIR kicked off the Beyond One Million Genomes (B1MG) project which is funded by Horizon 2020.  22 signatory countries are working together to ensure that the declaration of cooperation ‘Towards access to at least 1 million sequenced genomes in the EU by 2022’ (also known as the ‘1+ Million Genomes’ initiative (1+MG)) will become reality.  This will ultimately improve disease… Continue reading

ELIXIR facilitates development of comprehensive disease map for COVID-19

In an international effort to organise the molecular processes underlying the SARS-CoV-2 virus-host interactions in COVID-19, 196 contributors from 31 countries have created a visual exploration and analytics tool. This resource will improve researchers’ understanding of COVID-19 and speed up the development of efficient diagnostics and therapies. It will also facilitate collaboration between clinicians, virologists or computational biologists in developing… Continue reading

New updated version of the Data Stewardship Wizard available

The Data Stewardship Wizard has new features built in to make the management of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data even easier. A question-based decision tree guides researchers, step-by-step, through all aspects of data management: IT, archival and data publication, sustainability and the entire FAIR data spectrum. It assists with finding the right expertise, technologies and, by showcasing practical experiences… Continue reading

The EU-funded ELIXIR Europe project CONVERGE, bringing together FAIR life-science data management in all ELIXIR countries, officially kicked off

ELIXIR-NL and DTL (as the coordinating head office) are more than happy to be part of it. Integrating earlier efforts from an ELIXIR Implementation study on Data Stewardship and from the ZonMw funded work on Data Stewardship competencies and skills, ELIXIR-NL will lead the training and capacity building activities. The aim is to establish a comprehensive ELIXIR Training and Capacity… Continue reading

SME Forum “distributed data analysis – the (health) data train” 10-11 October 2019 in Utrecht

Are you a researcher or professional in the healthcare sector or in agrifood, biotech or nature preservation collaborating with colleagues outside your organisation? Are you facing challenges in working with data generated outside your own lab? Are you involved in making data management and data sharing more effective in your organisation? Or are you just interested to learn more about… Continue reading

The Netherlands shows its broad participation in ELIXIR at the ELIXIR All-Hands meeting in Lisbon

From 17 to 20 June 2019 the ELIXIR All-Hands meeting took place in Lisbon. In the meeting participants looked back at their successful activities within the last four years of the EU-funded EXCELERATE H2020 infrastructure project. It was also a forward-looking event, focusing on the next 5 years of the scientific programme. There were plenary sessions with keynotes, but also… Continue reading

How FAIR are European data resources?

ELIXIR Netherlands, together with ELIXIR groups from the UK, Italy and Sweden, as well as the European Bioinformatics Institute in the UK (EMBL-EBI), have recently finished an implementation study investigating how FAIR European Core Data Resources are. European data resources are fundamentally important to the field of life sciences. Core Data resources you might be familiar with as a scientist… Continue reading

Successful 5th BioSB conference on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

The BioSB research school offers a vibrant environment for the scientific education in integrative bioinformatics and systems biology. As these are core themes of DTL‘s ‘Learning Program’, DTL is actively involved in the BioSB research community. Together with multiple academic partners DTL further co-creates BioSB’s course portfolio and together with ELIXIR-NL, DTL (managed by Femke Francissen) also organizes BioSB’s yearly… Continue reading