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

The Health-RI conference “Towards data driven health” takes place 30th January 2020

How do we achieve personalized medicine? How do we enable data-driven health? ‘Towards data driven Health” is the title of the Health-RI conference January 30th 2020 at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht.  The deadline for abstract submission is 20th December 2019. Highlights are the keynote talk from Dr. Eimear E. Kenny, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York on ‘Personalized… Continue reading

Health-RI and DTL at the eScience Symposium Digital Challenges in Open Science (21-11-2019)

Health-RI & DTL will host a session Open Science- Health & Life Sciences within the National eScienceCenter Symposium 2019 Digital Challenges in Open Science on Thursday 21-11-2019 in Amsterdam. Better sharing and (re)use of health data has the potential to significantly impact research and to revolutionize health care, for example by combining it with novel artificial intelligence approaches. Still, significant… 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

At the BCF Career Event on May 23rd DTL (as part of the Helis academy) will talk about training programs for 6 skill areas in demand in Life Science

Celia van Gelder from DTL will present joint efforts to train skills in six in-demand areas for life sciences at the BCF Career Event for Bio/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Food & Pharma. These areas are: Business Development, Good Manufacturing Practice, Evidence Based (Clinical) Testing, Data Analysis and Stewardship, Technology & Life Science and Product & Process design. Courses, internships and traineeships… Continue reading