Metabolomics Implementation Network launched as key element of European Open Science Cloud

On 10 March 2017, Professor Karel Luyben (TU Delft) welcomed the ‘Metabolomics GO FAIR Implementation Network’ as community initiative to start the European Open Science Cloud. The network aims to implement the FAIR data principles in the field of metabolomics in Europe. This will help scientists to exchange research data and workflows and to combine metabolomics data with other phenotypic… Continue reading

Open science in Ireland

In January 2017, the DTL FAIR Data team delivered a FAIR data workshop at the Irish Health Research Board (HRB) in Dublin. “As one of the major research funders in Ireland, we value research data as an important output of scientific research. But we do not have deep knowledge about data stewardship. We learned that the Dutch team has conducted a lot… Continue reading

Quaero Systems is ready for FAIR

On 20 December 2016, Jantine Dirksen and Jos Visser of DTL partner Quaero Systems met with Mark Thomson, Kees Burger, and Rajaram Kaliyaperumal of DTL for a FAIR hackathon. Where Bring Your Own Data workshops focus on making data FAIR, FAIR hackathons have the purpose of making tools FAIR. Jantine Dirksen explains: “Quaero Systems offers a SAAS application to support all activities… Continue reading

On data challenges in agricultural science

Dr Ernst van den Ende and Dr Richard Finkers of Wageningen UR are on top of the recent developments in the field of agricultural science. “Growing enough food sustainably for the expanding world population presents a formidable challenge. We will need sophisticated data handling techniques to face this challenge,” says Van den Ende. Van den Ende is the Director of… Continue reading

National Plan Open Science presented

Today, the National Plan Open Science has been launched in The Hague. The plan lists the current activities and ambitions of the parties in the Netherlands that intend to take action to make science more open. The plan is a response to a recent call of the State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science, asking a broad coalition of stakeholders to jointly develop a National Plan Open Science.… Continue reading

GO FAIR and the European Open Science Cloud

In 2016, the European Commission launched the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Now, a group of ‘early mover’ EU member states is preparing the GO FAIR initiative, which is a proposal for the practical implementation of the EOSC. The DTL FAIR data team is actively involved. GO FAIR proposes the completely inclusive, open and practical implementation of the recommendations of the EOSC High… Continue reading

Successful FAIR data workshop for DTL partners

On 3 and 4 November 2016, DTL ran a workshop ‘FAIR Data Stewardship for Discovery and Innovation’ especially for its partners. Dr Erik Schultes (FAIR Data Scientific Projects Lead at DTL): “Technology and policy around data stewardship and open science are advancing rapidly. This event gave the DTL partners a comprehensive overview of Dutch and international trends. The participants know what to… Continue reading

Personal Health Train workshop: a report

On 10 November 2016, the people behind the Personal Health Train (PHT) (André Dekker of Maastro Clinic and Peter-Bram ’t Hoen of LUMC) and PRANA-Data (Wessel Kraaij of TNO) organised a workshop in Utrecht. PRANA-Data is a COMMIT project. The PHT initiative aims to increase the use of existing biomedical data for research into personalised health and medicine. During the day, over 30 people discussed technical solutions… Continue reading

The FAIR side of Mendeley Data

In addition to Bring Your Own Data workshops (which focus on making research data FAIR), DTL regularly organises so-called ‘FAIR data hackathons‘. These events aim to make research tools FAIR. On 18 November 2016, a FAIR data hackathon was organised for Elsevier’s Mendeley open data repository.  Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help researchers organise their research, collaborate… Continue reading

Bring Your Own Rett Syndrome Data workshop: a summary

The ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project collaborates with the Maastricht Rett Expertise Centre to improve data availability for rare diseases like Rett Syndrome. On 1-3 November 2016, a three day Bring Your Own Rett Syndrome Data workshop was held at Maastricht University. The summary below was written by Friederike Ehrhart of Maastricht University. The workshop’s aim was to produce FAIR nanopublications. FAIR is an internationally adopted… Continue reading
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