Call for submission for ‘Tackling antibiotic resistance by reusing data and increasing FAIRness’

ZonMw has opened up a call for project ideas to reduce the burden of antibiotic resistance. The focus of this call is to reuse existing data (databases, collections) and thus improving the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability (FAIR) of data. In addition, projects, which aim to improve existing implementation (e.g. dosage, use of antibiotics) strategies or which analyze when and… Continue reading

First steps towards a standardized terminology for (future) FAIR data stewards- a work in progress

What are the competencies, skills and knowledge data stewards need to have to make and keep data FAIR? On 20-21 May 2019, representatives of the research data community (including DTL members) came together to make the first steps towards a standardized terminology describing FAIR stewardship skills. When mature, this will have a variety of use cases, including: (i) assisting with… Continue reading

Call for Nominations for the 2019 WDS ‘Data Stewardship Award’

Early career researchers can now be nominated for the World Data System ‘Data Stewardship Award’ until 29 July 2019. This annual prize rewards the improvement of scientific data stewardship through (1) engagement with the community, (2) academic achievements, and (3) innovations. More information can be found here.

Successful 5th BioSB conference on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

The BioSB research school offers a vibrant environment for the scientific education in integrative bioinformatics and systems biology. As these are core themes of DTL‘s ‘Learning Program’, DTL is actively involved in the BioSB research community. Together with multiple academic partners DTL further co-creates BioSB’s course portfolio and together with ELIXIR-NL, DTL (managed by Femke Francissen) also organizes BioSB’s yearly… Continue reading

DTL and Helis Academy launch a FAIR data stewardship course for ‘wet lab’ scientists

Within the Helis Academy project, DTL organizes a FAIR data stewardship course. This course will introduce ‘wet lab’ scientists (from industry and academia) to important concepts on data handling (data stewardship). A general introduction to the data life cycle, the FAIR principles and a definition of data stewardship will be part of this 3-day course. It will take place in… Continue reading

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