Linked data and ontologies tutorial

Marco Roos (LUMC) created a tutorial on how research that requires analyses across different data sources can be sped up using Linked Data and Ontologies. It starts with an example of a researcher who wishes to compare information from three Huntington’s Disease population studies. She finds herself spending most of her time on aligning the data from these three resources,… Continue reading

Barend Mons interviewed about data stewardship and ‘FAIR’ data

At the Terena Networking Conference 2014 on 19 – 22 May 2014 in Dublin, Ireland, Barend Mons (keynote speaker at the conference and Head of Node of ELIXIR-NL) was interviewed about his view on the need for data stewardship for future research projects and why data should be ‘FAIR’ (Findable, Accessible Interoperable and Re-usable). You can find the YouTube video with… Continue reading

DTL and ELIXIR endorse Data Citation Principles

DTL and ELIXIR both actively support the Data Citation Principles created by Force11. Force11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. Their aim is to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. DTL… Continue reading

Proposal on Open Discovery and Exchange of (big) data in Life sciences funded for 2 years

Recently the Dutch research council (NWO) and the Netherlands eScience Center announced that they will co-fund the proposal called ODEX4all: Open Discovery and Exchange of (big) data in the Life Science, for the next 2 years. The project aims to address the semantic aspects of the ‘Big Data’ challenges in the life sciences by realising full interoperability on key public… Continue reading

Jointly designing a Data FAIRPORT

On the 13th to 16th of January 2014 the Dutch ELIXIR Node, in cooperation with the Netherlands eScience Center and the Lorentz Center, organized an ‘unconference’ titled:  ‘Jointly designing a Data FAIRPORT’. During these four days key aspects of a global infrastructure for effective data publishing, discovery, sharing and re-use for eScience experimentation were discussed. The workshop brought together 25… Continue reading