George Kowalchuk keynote speaker at DTL Communities@Work 2018

George Kowalchuk is Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity at Utrecht University. He is one of the initiators of the Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre (NPEC), which received funding from NWO’s National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure. At the DTL Communities@Work conference, he will give a keynote lecture about ‘Unlocking the power of plants’. NPEC will enable researchers to unravel the genetics… Continue reading

2 October: Omics data infrastructure workshop at DTL Communities@Work

Professor Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen (Radboudumc) and Professor Morris Swertz (UMC Groningen and Groningen University) will organise a workshop ‘Shaping the national digital infrastructure for large (cross-)omics projects’ at the DTL Communities@Work conference on 2 October 2018 in Utrecht. The Netherlands X-omics Initiative, ELIXIR-NL, and Health-RI are involved as co-organisers. Are you active in (cross-)omics research projects in the life sciences (e.g.,… Continue reading

ZonMw-funded project will professionalise the FAIR Data Steward role in the life sciences

ZonMw has announced that it will fund a project entitled ‘Towards FAIR Data Steward as a profession in the Life Sciences’. The project proposal was submitted by DTL’s Celia van Gelder and UMCG’s Salome Scholtens. Scholtens explains: “The overall aim of this project is to professionalise the data steward function within the life sciences domain. The role of data stewards… Continue reading

New Implementation Study will facilitate FAIR Data Management & Analysis

ELIXIR-NL will coordinate a new Implementation Study that aims to deliver a user-friendly FAIR Data management & analysis application as an EU cloud service: ‘myFAIR Cloud Analysis’. The service will be executed using the advanced INDIGO PaaS services on top of any ELIXIR Compute Platform cloud resource. Andrew Stubbs of Erasmus MC is the study’s coordinator: “ELIXIR-NL, ELIXIR-IT, and EMBL-EBI… Continue reading

MolData2 Implementation Study: facilitating molecular studies of rare diseases

The ELIXIR Implementation Study ‘MolData2’ has recently been completed. Friederike Ehrhart of Maastricht University: “We investigated the current status of genotype-phenotype databases for rare diseases. In addition, we developed tools to tackle some of the most urgent problems.” Watch the ELIXIR webinar on the Moldata2 Implementation Study Ehrhart: “This study was conducted by the Dutch and Spanish ELIXIR node, Maastricht… Continue reading

Data stewardship roadshow in Utrecht

Until recently, Daphne van Beek worked as a data steward at the division of biomedical genetics of the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU). She has developed a Data stewardship roadshow for scientists, featuring practical data stewardship solutions. In addition, she has initiated the DTL Data Stewards Interest Group. What would happen if your laptop was stolen today? Would you still… Continue reading

A journey around data stewardship initiatives in the Netherlands

One of DTL’s roles is to enable Dutch life science professionals to learn from each other’s experiences in organising data stewardship support and training. In a series of four articles, professionals that are committed to this share their story. Dr Salome Scholtens of the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) explains: “In the past, scientists managed all data-related aspects of their… Continue reading

NETTAB 2018: Call for abstracts for oral communications

On 22-26 October 2018, the NETTAB workshop will take place in Genoa (Italy). The theme will be ‘Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment’ and confirmed speakers include Michel Dumontier (Maastricht University), Rob Hooft (DTL, ELIXIR-NL), and Marco Roos (LUMC). The submission deadline for abstracts for oral communications is Sunday 20 May 2018. More information and registration.  

NETTAB 2018: Building a FAIR bioinformatics environment

On 22-26 October 2018, the NETTAB workshop will take place in Genoa (Italy). Confirmed speakers include Michel Dumontier (Maastricht University), Rob Hooft (DTL, ELIXIR-NL), and Marco Roos (LUMC). More information and registration. NETTAB 2018 is organised in collaboration with ELIXIR Nodes of the UK and Italy, as well as the Italian Society of Bioinformatics. The main focus will be on FAIR principles in… Continue reading

FAIR Data training coming up

With the FAIR Data principles gaining momentum, many people want to learn more about FAIR Data. DTL and its partners frequently organise FAIR Data trainings, ranging from general introductions to highly specialised trainings. Please let us know if you have FAIR trainings coming up. We can help you spread the news by announcing your training in the DTL Course Catalogue and… Continue reading