Watch the video on ELIXIR’s human data activities

A new video presents an overview of ELIXIR’s activities and services in Human Genomics and Translational Data. Watch it on YouTube. ELIXIR is the European research infrastructure (ESFRI) dealing with all aspects of data in all branches of life sciences. DTL acts as the Dutch node of ELIXIR. To ensure that the services developed by the ELIXIR platforms are fit for… Continue reading

A Data Stewardship Wizard to enhance the quality of your Data Management Plan

DTL’s Rob Hooft has developed a Data Stewardship Wizard in collaboration with colleagues from the Czech ELIXIR node. The Data Stewardship Wizard converts a lengthy data management questionnaire into an effective flowchart, saving you research time and money, and enhancing the quality of your Data Management Plan. Use the Data Stewardship Wizard. A modern complete research proposal includes a Data Management… Continue reading

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train-the-Trainer programme

To benefit from the big data revolution in life sciences, researchers need to learn how to access the data and turn them into insights. Researchers also need to know how to teach new users in bioinformatics tools and resources so that they can get the most from their data. In order to design and develop a training programme tailored to… Continue reading

Reusing human translational research data

Chao Zhang, a bioinformatics PhD student at the Centre for Integrative Bioinformatics VU, wrote a blogpost about an ELIXIR Implementation study that looked into the options available to researchers for reusing data gathered from patients during clinical research. He outlines the several stages that are needed for these data to be accessed and reused. Read Chao’s blogpost. Read the F1000Research paper… Continue reading

13 November: ELIXIR Webinar on the transfer of large volume confidential human data

On Monday 13 November 2017, 14:30 GMT, the ELIXIR Compute Platform will hold a webinar on the transfer of large volumes of electronic confidential human data, with the support of AAI. The webinar will showcase how ELIXIR supports transfer of large volumes of confidential electronic human data, while maintaining appropriate access rights. It will give an overview of an improved support to… Continue reading

ELIXIR to establish new Use Cases for proteomics, metabolomics, and Galaxy

ELIXIR Europe has announced that it will continue its four current Use Cases (Marine Metagenomics, Plant Sciences, Rare Diseases, and Human Data), and establish three new ones covering Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Galaxy. ELIXIR is the European research infrastructure for life sciences data. It brings together European resources such as databases, software tools, training materials, cloud storage, and supercomputers. DTL hosts the Dutch node of ELIXIR… Continue reading

Watch the ELIXIR Webinar on the rare disease interoperability pilot

On 18 October 2017, Marco Roos presented an ELIXIR webinar ‘Rare Disease test case for ELIXIR interoperability backbone’. “The ELIXIR rare disease pilot aims to make data machine readable and linkable, making it easier for researchers to combine data from multiple sources,” explains Roos in the webinar. You can watch the webinar here.

Successful ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum on food, nutrition, and microbiome

Microbiome, food, and nutrition datasets have rapidly expanded as a result of advances in DNA sequencing and the rise of shotgun metagenomics and metabolomics. To help companies access and take advantage of this wealth of data, ELIXIR organised a two-day ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum on 9-10 October in Brussels, Belgium. Hosted by ELIXIR Belgium, the event attracted 90 participants,… Continue reading

Rare disease Summer School & BYOD: a report

In September 2017, the ELIXIR Rare Disease Use Case organised an International Summer School on Rare Disease and Orphan Drug Registries and a Bring Your Own Data workshop. The two events were organised and hosted by the National Centre for Rare Diseases – Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome. The organisation was supported by several organisations, including DTL and ELIXIR-NL. Read… Continue reading

18 October: ELIXIR webinar on FAIR tools and training materials

On Wednesday 18 October 2017 14:00 BST, ELIXIR-NL’s Marco Roos will present an ELIXIR webinar ‘Overview of a suite of tools and training materials for implementing FAIR data principles’. Join the webinar. There is global endorsement of principles to make data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) by humans and computers. Marco Roos (ELIXIR-NL), will present standards-based tools, architecture, and training material that help… Continue reading