Help scientists improve metabolomics research: take the PhenoMeNal survey

The EU-funded project PhenoMeNal has created a survey to gain insight in the infrastructure needs of metabolomics researchers. The survey is intended for all participants in data-intensive metabolomics research. It should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. The PhenoMeNal project aims to develop an open-source e-infrastructure for metabolomics research. DTL partner Leiden University is one of PhenoMeNal’s 13 international partners.… Continue reading

Succesful first edition of Essential Skills in Data-Intensive Research course

From 25-29 January the first edition of the “Essential Skills in Data-Intensive Research” course took place in Utrecht. This training is a collaborative effort of the Netherlands eScience Center, SURFsara, DTL, VU University Amsterdam and the Software and Data Carpentry foundation. The training is primarily targeted at early stage researchers and PhD students, but might also be very relevant for scientist… Continue reading

The FAIRDOMHub Systems Biology Commons is Open!

FAIRDOMHub is a centrally hosted repository for managing and sharing systems biology research. It enables independent researchers, projects and programmes to manage or publish datasets, link them together, interlink them with mathematical models, and share them in the context of the protocols that produced them and the publications that describe them. FAIRDOM therefore provides a collaboration environment for researchers and an… Continue reading

PRANA-DATA approved in COMMIT to COMMIT2DATA ‘Swallow’-Call

The COMMIT Public Private ICT Research Community has issued a call for Swallow projects. These projects are intended to enable technology transfer from the current, almost finished COMMIT/Programme to the new public-private COMMIT2DATA programme (ICT-Topsector programming 2016-2019). The Personal Health Train team co-authored the Privacy Respecting ANAlysis of Distributed patient health DATA (PRANA-DATA) project. This project with TNO (lead), Radboud… Continue reading

FAIR Data Points as EUDAT services

DTL will participate in a pilot project to evaluate FAIR Data Points as new EUDAT services helping data owners to make their datasets available in a FAIR way. A FAIR Data Point (FDP) is software that allows: data owners to expose datasets in a FAIR manner data users to discover information (meta-data) about the offered datasets  and, if license conditions allow,… Continue reading

Distributed Radiomics project approved in STW Perspectief call

Radiomics is an image mining approach where vast amounts of features are extracted from medical images and correlated with biology and clinical outcome features (animation on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq980GEVP0Y). A STW Perspectief programme has been awarded to a consortium of public and private partners to develop the Radiomics approach further. The Personal Health Train team will lead the STW “Distributed Radiomics” project where a… Continue reading

Join the Personal Health Train initiative

A growing consortium of university medical centers, research organisations and private partners is developing a public private partnership with the aim to develop and run the so-called ‘Personal Health Train (PHT)’. The PHT aims for increased utilisation of existing biomedical data for research into personalized health, preventive and tailored medicine and value-based health care. This movie is a short introduction… Continue reading

Kick off ELIXIR-EXCELERATE crop and forest plants use case

On 1-2 October 2015 the crop and forest plants use case (WP7) of ELIXIR-EXCELERATE held their kick-off meeting in Hinxton. Collaborators involved in this use case will work closely with the plant and crop research communities to establish standards and services for the open sharing of genotypic and phenotypic data. The priority for WP7 over the coming six months will… Continue reading

Second get together of private and public partners at Odex4all all hands meeting

On September 28, 2015, 40 representatives of Odex4all’s private and public partners came together to discuss the project’s progress, both from a technical and a scientific perspective. Odex4all is co-funded by the Dutch research council (NWO) and the Netherlands eScience Center and contributes to the interoperability theme of DTL Data. The project is closely linked to the FAIRPORT initiative in terms of ensuring that all data published in the scope… Continue reading

Kick off ELIXIR-EXCELERATE WP5 Interoperability platform

On October 1st 2015, the first meeting of the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Interoperability platform was held in Amsterdam. About 50 people (including Technical WP6 partners for CORBEL ) attended in person, 7 remotely, representing 12 nodes. A collection of lightning talks, best practice presentations and breakout sessions were the ingredients of an active day of contructive discussions on tasks and activities among the participants… Continue reading