Dutch Ministry of Health sees perspectives for FAIR and Personal Health Train to employ data to serve health

In close consultation with the health care and research field, Dutch Minister of Medical Care and Sports Bruno Bruins has developed a vision how data can be employed to serve health. November 15th, he has shared his vision with the Dutch Parliament.  <Klik hier voor Nederlandstalige versie> In his letter to the Parliament Bruins writes: “Employing data for health needs… 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

The Netherlands joins the Million European Genomes coalition

Dutch Minister of Medical Care and Sports, Mr. Bruno Bruins, has co-signed the European Declaration about the Million European Genomes initiative on behalf of the Netherlands. Minister Bruins has informed the House of Representatives of the Netherlands about this step, as part of his letter to the Parliament on sharing healthcare information in international context (‘Zorginformatiedeling in internationale context’). The… 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: data management workshop at DTL Communities@Work

Margreet Bloemers (ZonMw), Rob Hooft (DTL), Erik Schultes (GO FAIR), and Erik Flikkenschild (LUMC) will organise a workshop ‘Data management: from burden to benefit’ at the DTL Communities@Work conference on 2 October 2018 in Utrecht. ZonMw, ELIXIR-NL, and GO FAIR are involved as co-organiser. In this workshop, we will discuss and practice with new tools for FAIR research data management: the Data Stewardship Wizard and FAIR… Continue reading

George Kowalchuk keynote speaker at DTL Communities@Work 2018

George Kowalchuk is Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity at Utrecht University. He is one of the initiators of the Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre (NPEC), which received funding from NWO’s National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure. At the DTL Communities@Work conference, he will give a keynote lecture about ‘Unlocking the power of plants’. NPEC will enable researchers to unravel the genetics… Continue reading

2 October: Omics data infrastructure workshop at DTL Communities@Work

Professor Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen (Radboudumc) and Professor Morris Swertz (UMC Groningen and Groningen University) will organise a workshop ‘Shaping the national digital infrastructure for large (cross-)omics projects’ at the DTL Communities@Work conference on 2 October 2018 in Utrecht. The Netherlands X-omics Initiative, ELIXIR-NL, and Health-RI are involved as co-organisers. Are you active in (cross-)omics research projects in the life sciences (e.g.,… Continue reading

ZonMw-funded project will professionalise the FAIR Data Steward role in the life sciences

ZonMw has announced that it will fund a project entitled ‘Towards FAIR Data Steward as a profession in the Life Sciences’. The project proposal was submitted by DTL’s Celia van Gelder and UMCG’s Salome Scholtens. Scholtens explains: “The overall aim of this project is to professionalise the data steward function within the life sciences domain. The role of data stewards… Continue reading

New Implementation Study will facilitate FAIR Data Management & Analysis

ELIXIR-NL will coordinate a new Implementation Study that aims to deliver a user-friendly FAIR Data management & analysis application as an EU cloud service: ‘myFAIR Cloud Analysis’. The service will be executed using the advanced INDIGO PaaS services on top of any ELIXIR Compute Platform cloud resource. Andrew Stubbs of Erasmus MC is the study’s coordinator: “ELIXIR-NL, ELIXIR-IT, and EMBL-EBI… Continue reading