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

Upcoming HPC workshops organised by SURFsara and ELIXIR-NL

SURFsara in collaboration with ELIXIR-NL and DTL is organising two High-Performance Computing workshops targeted at life science researchers. Both workshops will take place in Utrecht in SURF offices. “Cluster Computing for Life Sciences” is a two-day workshop on 23-24 April 2019. On the first day, participants will learn the basics of the Unix shell and how to work on the… Continue reading

Boost Your Visibility – Improving F of FAIR for Dutch Training and Data Resources through Bioschemas

On February 7 and 8 DTL and ELIXIR Netherlands will organise a workshop/hackathon for content providers of Life Science resources such as proteins, samples, beacons, tools and training events and materials in Utrecht, The Netherlands. During the event you can learn how your to make your resources rank higher on Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search pages, how to receive… Continue reading

Call for abstracts BioSB 2019 conference

The 5th Dutch Bioinformatics and Systems Biology conference (BioSB 2019) will be held on April 2-3 at Congrescentrum De Werelt in Lunteren. You can submit an abstract for an oral presentation in one of the parallel topical sessions at the conference. The extended submission deadline is February 8! The BioSB 2019 is organised by the BioSB research school together with… Continue reading

Data Carpentry Genomics workshop in Wageningen

DTL and ELIXIR-NL are organising a Data Carpentry Genomics workshop on February 5-6, 2019 at the Wageningen University & Research (WUR). Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience. The focus of this workshop will be on working with genomics… Continue reading