Groningen Techcentre for Life Sciences: towards the first local DTL

DTL is a network of Dutch life sciences professionals that jointly develop an interconnected research infrastructure. Our focus is on FAIR data treatment, accessible high-end technologies, and expert training: Data, Technologies, and Learning. People at Groningen University and UMCG are now establishing a local version of the national DTL network. Dr Morris Swertz, Dr Salome Scholtens, and Dr Marina de… Continue reading

Germany and the Netherlands call for action on European Open Science Cloud

During yesterday’s Competitiveness Council meeting in Brussels, State Secretaries Georg Schütte (Germany) and Sander Dekker (the Netherlands) presented their position paper on the European Open Science Cloud. They indicated that the time for action is now, and proposed to support the GO FAIR initiative. More information Press release on joint position paper Joint position paper on the European Open Science Cloud… Continue reading

Open Data and Research Data Management at Naturalis

This month, DTL partner Naturalis started a project on research data management. The project should formulate an integrated open data and science policy and a strategy for its implementation at Naturalis. Data should be FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) and in the future form the basis for a virtual digital museum that will complement the physical collections and museum exhibitions… Continue reading

Personal Health Train and FAIR data presented at ICTU Cafe

On 19 April 2017, Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen (Associate Professor Bioinformatics at LUMC) gave a presentation at the ‘ICTU Cafe’ on contemporary innovations. He highlighted how big and small data can help personalise healthcare and discussed the personal health train project and the FAIR data principles. Read more in this news item about the ICTU Cafe (in Dutch).

Watch the Farm Data Train video

The Farm Data Train project aims to connect agricultural data to make them more usable. It is a joint initiative of GODAN, CABI, Wageningen UR and DTL. Watch the video to learn more:

2 BYODs coming up

DTL frequently organises ‘Bring your own data’ (BYOD) workshops, where research data are made FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). The FAIR data principles act as an international guideline for good data stewardship. In BYODs, domain experts work side by side with FAIR data experts to get hands-on experience with FAIRifying real-world datasets. Two BYODs will be organised in May and June 2017. Please contact Mascha Jansen… Continue reading

Towards a FAIR TranSMART tool

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 16 february 2017, a FAIR data hackathon was organised for the TranSMART tool of DTL partner the Hyve, which enables  scientists to store, analyse, and browse their data. Read more.

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
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