Communication in Life: brand new life sciences congress

Together with almost twenty researchers, all from different disciplines, NWO is organising the very first edition of Life on 28 and 29 May 2019 in Bunnik: a brand new, unique, national congress covering the Dutch Life Sciences in the widest sense of the word, from femtometer to kilometer, from cell to planet. Life is meant to connect senior and junior… Continue reading

SURFsara Super Day, 18 December 2018

The annual SURFsara Super Day connects science and technology. Learn more about the latest mind-blowing opportunities that high performance computing and data technology can offer you in scientific research. SURFsara supports research and innovation in the Netherlands with advanced and sustainable ICT infrastructure, services and expertise. At our annual Super Day, you can catch up on the latest developments and… Continue reading

Jaak Vilo (ELIXIR Estonia) will present the Estonian Biobank at UBC seminar in Utrecht

Prof. dr. Jaak Vilo is invited to Utrecht to share his experiences with ELIXIR Estonia and the Estonian Biobank during a seminar on 28 November, organised by the Utrecht Bioinformatics Center.  Jaak Vilo (Elixir head-of-node Estonia and head of the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Tartu) will speak about: “The set up of the Estonian Biobank and use cases: polygenic… Continue reading

Health-RI conference: Data, knowledge and tools for personalized therapy

At the upcoming Health-RI Conference (Jan 17, 2019) leading cancer researchers and data scientists show how data, knowledge and clinical decision support tools combine to bring personalized medicine to reality. Because each patient’s tumor is as genetically unique as the patient, whole genome sequencing of tumors offers the possibility of identifying the genetic and epigenetic changes that transform normal cells… Continue reading

Workshop Report: Software Reproducibility – The Nuts and Bolts

On 2 October 2018, Maria Cruz (VU), Marc Galland (UvA), Carlos Martinez (NL eScienceCenter), and Yasemin Türkyilmaz-van der Velden (TU Delft) facilitated a workshop titled “Software Reproducibility – The Nuts and Bolts”, as part of the DTLCommunities@Work 2018 event held in Utrecht, the Netherlands. An interesting report about the workshop and results and recommendations can now be found here. The… Continue reading

NETTAB 2018 Workshop on Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment

On 22-24 October 2018, the NETTAB 2018 Workshop ‘Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment’ will take place in Genoa, Italy. Next to the main programme, the workshop features two tutorials and an satellite hackathon event. Tutorial 1, Monday October 22, 2018, morning (09:00 – 12:30) Bioschemas, a lightway approach to enable FAIRer data resources Speakers: Leyla Jael Garcia Castro, Ricardo Arcila,… Continue reading

2 October: Workshop on Software Reproducibility at DTL Communities@Work

Maria Cruz (VU Amsterdam Library) and Yasemin Turkyilmaz-van der Velden (TU Delft) will organise a workshop on software reproducibility at the DTL Communities@Work conference on 2 October 2018 in Utrecht. The workshop will address the use of software containers to improve software reproducibility. In addition, we will discuss how researchers and research software engineers can collaborate to improve software design. Please join… Continue reading

2 October: Workshop ‘Making Software FAIR’ at DTL Communities@Work

Anna-Lena Lamprecht (Utrecht University) and Carlos Martinez-Ortiz (Netherlands eScience Center) will organise a workshop ‘Making Software FAIR’ at the DTL Communities@Work conference on 2 October 2018 in Utrecht. The Netherlands eScience Center is involved as co-organiser. The FAIR Data Principles recommend that all research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable, for both machines and people (Wilkinson et al., 2016). Recently,… Continue reading

2 October: Lab in the Clouds workshop at DTL Communities@Work

Dr Irene Nooren (SURF) and Dr Arnoud van der Maas (Radboudumc, ELIXIR-NL) will organise a workshop ‘Lab in the Clouds: the cloud as your research environment’ at the DTL Communities@Work conference on 2 October 2018 in Utrecht. SURF and ELIXIR-NL are involved as co-organisers. Current cloud technology makes it possible to build your own virtual research environment using public or private cloud ICT infrastructure… Continue reading