Registration open for ELIXIR Innovation and SME forum

ELIXIR HUB en ELIXIR NL invite industry stakeholders to register for the ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum Data-driven innovation in the agri-food industries. The forum (18-19 March 2015, Wageningen, the Netherlands)  is aimed at agri-food companies that use public bioinformatics resources in their business and would like to further streamline this process. The event is jointly organised by ELIXIR-NL and the ELIXIR… Continue reading

DTL on track: kick-off DTL and ELIXIR-NL

On 1 December 2014, DTL organised ‘DTL on track’, the DTL and ELIXIR-NL kick-off event in the Rijtuigenloods in Amersfoort. A range of activities highlighted what the DTL Data, Technologies, and Learning programmes have to offer. Furthermore, the floor was given to partner organisations to co-create the event with us. The actual festive kickoff of DTL and the launch of… Continue reading

SIB opens call for international SIB Awards 2015

The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics announces three SIB Awards 2015, two of which are open for the international bioinformatics community. SIB International Young Bioinformatician Award 2015 This award recognizes the excellent and promising young career of a scientist, or a project he/she has carried out, or a paper he/she has published in the field of bioinformatics or computational biology. The award… Continue reading

Five year programme ELIXIR published

ELIXIR’s scientific and technical Programme for 2014 – 2018 has now been published. The programme sets out the focus of activities that ELIXIR partners will carry out over the current five-year period. It was developed by over 100 scientists from across ELIXIR partner organisations. DTL, the Dutch Node of ELIXIR, will be involved in the data interoperability, training, and e-infrastructure programmes of work.

ELIXIR priority project on ESFRI roadmap

On May 26, the Council of the European Union adopted the outcome of the ESFRI prioritisation and identified ELIXIR as one of the the three projects ready for immediate action and of strategic importance for Europe. The other ones are the European Spallation Source (ESS) and the Earth Plate Observing System (EPOS). Niklas Blomberg, ELIXIR director, is overjoyed by the outcome, “This is of course of immense value to ELIXIR,… Continue reading

DTL and ELIXIR endorse Data Citation Principles

DTL and ELIXIR both actively support the Data Citation Principles created by Force11. Force11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. Their aim is to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. DTL… Continue reading

ELIXIR-NL newsflash May 2014

After formal approval of the Dutch node in ELIXIR (ELIXIR-NL) at the board meeting in Helsinki (7-8 april 2014) a joint meeting of the Heads of Nodes (HoN) and the technical coordinators (TC) of the various nodes and the hub took place in Sandham (Sweden, 6-8 May). In alternating joint and separate meetings, the HoN and TC’s discussed many issues,… Continue reading

Dutch ELIXIR Node officially established

ELIXIR-NL was officially approved and formally established at the first ELIXIR Board meeting earlier this month, together with the ELIXIR Nodes of Denmark, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, the Czech Republic and EMBL-EBI. The Dutch Node is hosted and coordinated by DTL. During the meeting a template Collaboration Agreement was adopted. This agreement will form the basis for individual… Continue reading

Netherlands joins international ELIXIR consortium on biological data

Utrecht, 3 February 2014 On the 28th of January 2014, the Dutch State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science, Sander Dekker, has ratified the international ELIXIR Consortium Agreement (ECA). This makes The Netherlands the seventh country – and eighth formal member of the ELIXIR research infrastructure with the tagline ‘Data for Life’.  Data for Life As the tagline suggests, the… Continue reading