New updated version of the Data Stewardship Wizard available

The Data Stewardship Wizard has new features built in to make the management of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data even easier. A question-based decision tree guides researchers, step-by-step, through all aspects of data management: IT, archival and data publication, sustainability and the entire FAIR data spectrum. It assists with finding the right expertise, technologies and, by showcasing practical experiences… Continue reading

Sorbonne declaration on research data rights signed to open up research data by networks of research-intensive universities from all over the world

During the international Research Data Rights Summit on 27th January networks of research-intensive universities from major regions of the world committed themselves to opening up research data. They also called upon governments to adopt a clear legal framework to regulate this sharing and for funders to provide the resources to enable data curation and sharing. The network commits to FAIR… Continue reading

Professionalizing FAIR Data Stewardship in the life sciences: defining job criteria & skills

Within the life sciences more and more data is generated and research often requires sharing and combining data. Personalized medicine is a prominent example where data from different disciplines need to be combined to determine the best treatment for an individual. Think about combining vastly different data from health records, pharmaceutical treatment history, research findings and dietary intake, to name… Continue reading

How FAIR are European data resources?

ELIXIR Netherlands, together with ELIXIR groups from the UK, Italy and Sweden, as well as the European Bioinformatics Institute in the UK (EMBL-EBI), have recently finished an implementation study investigating how FAIR European Core Data Resources are. European data resources are fundamentally important to the field of life sciences. Core Data resources you might be familiar with as a scientist… 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

Researchers can now gain access to Enabling Technologies Hotels (ETH) within the calls ‘Microplastics & Health’, ‘Photosynthesis’ and ‘Green III’

ZonMw and NWO initiated embedding access to Enabling Technologies Hotels (ETH) into the calls ‘Microplastics & Health’, ‘Photosynthesis’ and ‘Green III’. This pilot paves the way to include access to hotels into even more calls from ZonMw and NWO in the years to come. A regular ETH call is expected to open this summer. Once more information is available, it… Continue reading

At the BCF Career Event on May 23rd DTL (as part of the Helis academy) will talk about training programs for 6 skill areas in demand in Life Science

Celia van Gelder from DTL will present joint efforts to train skills in six in-demand areas for life sciences at the BCF Career Event for Bio/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Food & Pharma. These areas are: Business Development, Good Manufacturing Practice, Evidence Based (Clinical) Testing, Data Analysis and Stewardship, Technology & Life Science and Product & Process design. Courses, internships and traineeships… 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