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

ELIXIR facilitates development of comprehensive disease map for COVID-19

In an international effort to organise the molecular processes underlying the SARS-CoV-2 virus-host interactions in COVID-19, 196 contributors from 31 countries have created a visual exploration and analytics tool. This resource will improve researchers’ understanding of COVID-19 and speed up the development of efficient diagnostics and therapies. It will also facilitate collaboration between clinicians, virologists or computational biologists in developing… Continue reading

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