DTL works on data stewardship support

Data stewardship, the long-term and sustainable care for research data, is a hot topic. Funders and research institutes increasingly demand adequate data stewardship plans. But researchers are struggling with the demands. DTL Data Programme Manager Rob Hooft: “Data stewardship has become an essential part of contemporary research, but it is also becoming one of the biggest challenges. The development of proper practices for data… Continue reading

How to create a good research data management plan – Webinar on 23 June

On Thursday 23 June, DTL and Elsevier will jointly organise the webinar ‘How to create a good research data management plan’. The webinar will address the following topics: What is a data management plan? When do you need a data management plan? Why is research data management important? What are the FAIR principles? Dr Rob Hooft, Technical coordinator of ELIXIR-NL, will answer these questions… Continue reading

Webinar: update on the ELIXIR-TraIT pilot

On 20 April, Sanne Abeln (ELIXIR-NL) and Dylan Spalding (EMBL-EBI) presented an update on the ELIXIR-TraIT pilot in a webinar. You can watch the webinar on the ELIXIR website. Launched in 2015, the ELIXIR – TraIT pilot involves genomic data management for translational and biomarker research using the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA). “The pilot is mostly about connecting raw data, processed data and the… Continue reading

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

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

ELIXIR partners with DTL and BioSB in organising ECCB2016

ELIXIR becomes the co-organising sponsor of the 15th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), to take place on 3-7 September 2016 in The Hague. As part of the ECCB2016-ELIXIR partnership, the programme of the conference will feature a dedicated track to showcase ELIXIR activities and services. “We are delighted to have ELIXIR as a strong partner”, says Jaap Heringa, chair… Continue reading

ELIXIR launches publication channel on F1000 research

Last week ELIXIR announced the launch of the ELIXIR F1000Research Gateway to publish its research and technical outputs. The ELIXIR Gateway is a collaboration between ELIXIR and the F1000 Research open science publication platform, please see the Editorial. The ELIXIR Gateway on F1000Research comprises two separate channels – one for publishing ELIXIR’s research and strategy articles, and another for other… Continue reading

Kick off ELIXIR-EXCELERATE crop and forest plants use case

On 1-2 October 2015 the crop and forest plants use case (WP7) of ELIXIR-EXCELERATE held their kick-off meeting in Hinxton. Collaborators involved in this use case will work closely with the plant and crop research communities to establish standards and services for the open sharing of genotypic and phenotypic data. The priority for WP7 over the coming six months will… Continue reading

Kick off ELIXIR-EXCELERATE WP5 Interoperability platform

On October 1st 2015, the first meeting of the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Interoperability platform was held in Amsterdam. About 50 people (including Technical WP6 partners for CORBEL ) attended in person, 7 remotely, representing 12 nodes. A collection of lightning talks, best practice presentations and breakout sessions were the ingredients of an active day of contructive discussions on tasks and activities among the participants… Continue reading