Professionalising data stewardship with competences, training and education- A Dutch roadmap towards national implementation of FAIR data stewardship

As part of the National Programme Open Science (NPOS), the Professionalising data stewardship in the Netherlands report was recently published. This report provides arguments for urgent decisions and activities to ensure adequate data steward capacity in the Netherlands, in order to realise the ambitions for Open Science.  How are Open Science and FAIR data connected? The Dutch National Programme Open… Continue reading

DK and NL featured in Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) as use cases for data stewardship

How do Denmark and the Netherlands look at the roles and stakeholders in the data stewardship landscape?  Surprisingly similar.  Both countries have done extensive work to professionalise data stewardship and are highlighted in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) (p.128). These efforts could serve as the basis for the EOSC Skills agenda… Continue reading

Upskilling (young) professionals in Data Analysis and Data Stewardship – the Helis Health and Life Sciences Academy

Are you a professional working in training and capacity building in institutes, research projects or companies? Are you a policymaker or funder? Then join this virtual event 15 March 2021, 13.00 -17.00 CET. In the context of the Helis Academy, and as part of its data analysis and stewardship (DAS) program, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Dutch Techcentre for Life… Continue reading

Highlights from ELIXIR-NL at the BioHackathon 2020

21 ELIXIR-NL participants actively contributed to the ELIXIR BioHackathon which took place online on 9-13 November 2020. In the Netherlands, partners within DTL’s network constitute ELIXIR-NL (the Dutch Node in ELIXIR), with DTL taking the coordinating role. Several highlights of Dutch participation in the different Biohackathon projects were: Improvements of the Data Stewardship Wizard (DSW)– the DSW now includes a… Continue reading

National Programme Open Science’s project on ‘Education and Training in Open Science and Data Stewardship (NPOS F)’

DTL has the project lead in the National Programme Open Science (NPOS) project F (Education and training in Open Science and Data Stewardship). This work was presented with a poster at the BioSB conference on 27-28th October 2020, as well as a poster and video at the International Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) conference earlier this year. The main… Continue reading

Focus meeting kick-starts Dutch cBioPortal community

On 9 September 2020 DTL, together with Health-RI and NKI organized the first focus meeting to start a Dutch cBioPortal community. Four keynote presentations were given, followed by breakout sessions on tool development, support and sustainability, research use cases and wishes/needs for visualisations and analyses. The recordings of the presentations are available and can be found here. A follow-up meeting… Continue reading

The COVID-19 pandemic reveals the importance of metadata standards

“For all those who publish original data, provide a clear description of your data” says Max Roser, program director of “Our World in Data”, a global database on testing for COVID-19 from the University of Oxford. The COVID-19 crisis has painfully highlighted the importance of maximizing the reusability of data. Descriptions of data are known as metadata. It is an… Continue reading

Open Science ambassadors in Life Science

Join a 16-week long personal mentorship & training program for Open Science ambassadors in Life Science. Are you an early stage researcher with a project idea ranging from creating an open data, developing open source software, writing an open publication, facilitating team culture movements, advancing open educational resources to other new ideas? All applications -irrespective of the stage of the… Continue reading