Maastricht University’s Institute of Data Science lands two major research projects on FAIR data

The Institute of Data Science (IDS) at Maastricht University is the only European research group invited to take part in an international research project led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) in the USA. “This will allow us to collaborate with the world leaders in translational research”, says Michel Dumontier, distinguished university professor of Data Science and… Continue reading

FAIR: Putting machine readability first

Barend Mons recently gave an interview about the FAIR principles and the GO FAIR initiative in the journal e-Data & Research. “The way science currently deals with the huge amounts of research data has to change. If you receive tax money for your research, you should take care of the data that you produce and facilitate reuse by others. The FAIR… 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

Integrating data to learn more

Phys.org recently published an interview with Katy Wolstencroft. She is an assistant professor in bioinformatics and computer science at Leiden University and an active contributor in DTL and ELIXIR-NL. “Tremendous amounts of data are generated in scientific research each day. Most of this data has more potential than we are using now. We just need to integrate and manage it better,”… Continue reading

G7 Science Ministers suggest policy guidelines related to Open Science

The G7 Science and Technology Ministers have released a communiqué with science policy guidelines. These include suggested guidelines on FAIR Data treatment and open science. Read the full communiqué. The Science Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, met in Venaria on 28… Continue reading

Working on data stewardship? Meet your peers on 1 December!

The National Coordination Point Research Data Management (LCRDM) and UKB working group Research Data are organising a networking meeting for colleagues working in the new data professions on 3 October 2017. Ingeborg Verheul of the LCRDM: “The 3 October event is fully booked. We are now preparing a similar but larger event on 1 December 2017. Information about the programme… Continue reading

ePlan workshop on FAIR Facts and Implementations: a report

On 14 September 2017, ePLAN (the national Platform of eScience/Data Research organisations in the Netherlands) organised a workshop ‘FAIR: Facts and Implementations’ at the Netherlands eScience Centre in Amsterdam. Close to 30 people from different Dutch universities, research support services, research institutions, and ventures followed the workshop. Wilco Hazeleger (ePlan), Barend Mons (GO FAIR), Peter Doorn (DANS), and Gareth O’Neill… Continue reading

Towards an international research data infrastructure for biodiversity and ecology studies

For centuries, scientists all over the world have established enormous collections of animals, plants, microbes, fossils, minerals, and rocks. The data associated with these specimens can help researchers understand life on earth, counter biodiversity loss, and contribute to a sustainable future. However, to arrive at new scientific insights and solutions for environmental problems, researchers should integrate data from various sources.… 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

Bioinformatics in the Netherlands

The scientific journal Briefings in Bioinformatics recently published a paper about the history of Bioinformatics in the Netherlands. The authors are affiliated to DTL, ELIXIR-NL, and BioSB and they describe the process of building the Dutch Bioinformatics community since 2003: from NBIC to DTL, ELIXIR-NL, and BioSB. Read the paper.
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