Join our Programmers Meeting on 14 September 2018

To encourage collaboration and communication between scientific programmers active in the Dutch life sciences field, DTL frequently organises Programmers Meetings in collaboration with SURF. The next meeting will take place on 14 September 2018. Read more.

ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications) Servicedesk officially launched

On 9 July 2018, the ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications) Servicedesk of Health-RI was officially launched. This online servicedesk offers guidance and answers to the ethical, legal, and societal questions around personalised medicine research faced by life sciences professionals, policymakers, and patients. Go to the ELSI Servicedesk website. Personalised medicine is strongly emerging. Treatments are more focused on the… Continue reading

Toxicology data management tutorials automatically collected by European training portal TeSS

A team including Egon Willighagen from Maastricht University, Niall Beard from ELIXIR’s TeSS team, and Oana Florean from Douglas Connect (coordinator of OpenRiskNet) has used BioSchemas to create a system that automatically pulls toxicology-related training materials from the eNanoMapper project into the European training portal TeSS. TeSS is ELIXIR’s training portal. It provides trainers and trainees with training materials, events… Continue reading

NETTAB 2018 Workshop on Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment

On 22-24 October 2018, the NETTAB 2018 Workshop ‘Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment’ will take place in Genoa, Italy. Two tutorials for the workshop have been announced. Registration for one or both tutorials can be done through the workshop registration form that will soon be available online. Tutorial 1, Monday October 22, 2018, morning (09:00 – 12:30) Bioschemas, a lightway approach… Continue reading

Accelerate your research with CORBEL’s 2nd Open Call for research projects

Are you working on a complex research project in need of multiple, different technologies? Would you benefit from access to state-of-the-art research infrastructures and services that are not available in your current research environment? Would integrated access to multiple research infrastructures take your research project to the next level? If the answer is YES, participation in the CORBEL Open Call… Continue reading

Looking back on five years of GOBLET

The Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training (GOBLET) has released a report on the activities in the first five years of its existence. Dr Celia van Gelder, manager of the DTL Learning programme, is a member of the GOBLET Executive Board. She explains: “GOBLET provides a global, sustainable support and network infrastructure for bioinformatics trainers and trainees, including a training… Continue reading

Million European Genomes Alliance: the Netherlands should join

In April 2018, thirteen European countries signed a declaration of cooperation ‘towards access to at least one million sequenced genomes in the European Union by 2022’. On behalf of a wide range of stakeholders assembled in Health-RI, Gert-Jan van Ommen (BBMRI-NL) and Ruben Kok (DTL) have sent a letter to the Dutch Minister for Healthcare encouraging the Netherlands to co-sign… Continue reading

BioSB 2018: dense and inspiring

The 4th edition of the Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology conference took place on 15-16 May 2018 in Lunteren. With its programme packed with inspiring keynote lectures and parallel sessions, the conference attracted more than 400 researchers and students from Dutch universities, UMCs, and companies. View the photo impression. Visit the conference website. Read more about the organisers. This year’s… Continue reading

TU Delft Event report: data stewardship in practice

In May 2018, TU Delft organised an an event entitled ‘Towards cultural change in data management – data stewardship in practice’. Martin Donnelly from the University of Edinburgh was one of the participants and he wrote a blogpost about it. Go to blog. You may also wish to read our interview about the Delft data stewards team.

LERU Advice Paper: Open Science and its role in universities

In May 2018, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) published an advice paper ‘Open Science and its role in universities: a roadmap for cultural change’. The paper aims to serve as a roadmap to accompany universities’ efforts towards Open Science, leaving room for each institution to carve out its own path, strategy, and actions. Read more and download the paper.
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