Upskilling (young) professionals in Data Analysis and Data Stewardship – the Helis Health and Life Sciences Academy

Are you a professional working in training and capacity building in institutes, research projects or companies? Are you a policymaker or funder? Then join this virtual event 15 March 2021, 13.00 -17.00 CET. In the context of the Helis Academy, and as part of its data analysis and stewardship (DAS) program, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Dutch Techcentre for Life… Continue reading

Highlights from ELIXIR-NL at the BioHackathon 2020

21 ELIXIR-NL participants actively contributed to the ELIXIR BioHackathon which took place online on 9-13 November 2020. In the Netherlands, partners within DTL’s network constitute ELIXIR-NL (the Dutch Node in ELIXIR), with DTL taking the coordinating role. Several highlights of Dutch participation in the different Biohackathon projects were: Improvements of the Data Stewardship Wizard (DSW)– the DSW now includes a… Continue reading

Recent developments around FAIR Data Stewardship presented at the FAIR Converge Symposium 2020

During the International FAIR Convergence Symposium organised by CODATA and GO FAIR CODATA and GoFAIR Nov 27 – Dec 4 DTL/ELIXIR-NL presented ongoing work advancing data stewardship training, skills and competences. Current developments in the Dutch National Program Open Science (NPOS) project F on ‘Professionalising data stewardship: Competences, training & education’ were summarized by Celia van Gelder. What’s more, Mijke… Continue reading

Focus meeting kick-starts Dutch cBioPortal community

On 9 September 2020 DTL, together with Health-RI and NKI organized the first focus meeting to start a Dutch cBioPortal community. Four keynote presentations were given, followed by breakout sessions on tool development, support and sustainability, research use cases and wishes/needs for visualisations and analyses. The recordings of the presentations are available and can be found here. A follow-up meeting… Continue reading

X-omics festival will take place online on September 28th 2020

Are you a researcher working in (one of) the omics areas (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) and/or deal with data analysis, integration & stewardship? Then join the second edition of the (now online) X-omics festival “The future is now!” on the 28th of September 2020, between 09.30 – 14.00 CEST. Find more information here.

Focus meeting to kick-start Dutch cBioPortal community

cBioPortal users and developers are invited to the first Dutch cBioPortal Focus meeting. The online event is organized by Health-RI and DTL and will be held on September 9th. It will be the first official cBioPortal community meeting and will help cBioPortal users and IT-developers to get the most out of their platform. You can find more information on Health-RI’s site.

Data Stewards Interest Group meets again on July 7th and 9th 2020

The DTL Data Stewards Interest Group (DSIG) recently had an interesting community meeting about the topics COVID-19 research and data management plans. This Netherlands based community (which is open for international participation as well) regularly meets to exchange knowledge and experiences, a.o. via Special Interest Groups on sub topics. We have a next (extra) meeting on July 7th (covering COVID-19… 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

Join the online Biohackathon April 5-11th #covid_19_bh20

Goals of the online Biohackathon April 5-11th 2020 are readily accessible data, protocols, detection kits, protein predictions etc. Anybody can contribute- no prior experience with (Bio)Hackathons is required. Working groups include FAIR data, workflows and pipelines, pangenomes and variation graphs, machine learning, text mining and visualisations. More information can be found here.

Open Science Festival: call for proposals until 10-3-2020

The National Open Science Festival takes place August 27, 2020 in Wageningen, NL. It is a great place for researchers to learn (more) about Open Science. Learn and share your knowledge & best practices. Do you have ideas for a proposal? Send it in until March 10, 2020. Interactive sessions can include topics such as tools for practicing open science;… Continue reading