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

Interdisciplinary consortia can submit proposals for NWO’s ‘Research along routes by Consortia 2019’ by May 9th 2019

Interdisciplinary consortia, covering any of the 25 themes of the ‘Dutch National Research Agenda’, can apply for funding through NWO’s second call NWA-ORC 2019. Initiatives, aligning with the NWA-ORC program, need to be submitted by May 9th. The deadline for pre-proposals is June 6th 2019. Pre-proposals should fulfill the three criteria of i) high quality research, ii) high quality consortium… Continue reading

Submit your ‘Big Science’ proposal by May 9th to the eScience Centre (eTEC-BIG)

Are you a researcher dealing with the complexity of big data, or are you in need of data analytics, professional data management and/or related computational methods (‘Big Science’)? To address compute-intensive and/or data-driven research problems you can apply for funding from the Netherlands eScience Center. The deadline for the submission of pre-proposals is Thursday 9 May 2019 and Thursday 29… Continue reading

Call for abstracts BioSB 2019 conference

The 5th Dutch Bioinformatics and Systems Biology conference (BioSB 2019) will be held on April 2-3 at Congrescentrum De Werelt in Lunteren. You can submit an abstract for an oral presentation in one of the parallel topical sessions at the conference. The extended submission deadline is February 8! The BioSB 2019 is organised by the BioSB research school together with… Continue reading

Working in a Life Sciences company? Please take the Employers skill needs questionnaire

In April this year the EU-funded Health and Life Science (HELIS) Academy was founded. In this consortium 10 public and private partners in Flanders and the Netherlands join forces to bridge the gaps between the skills and knowledge needed by organizations and their availability on the labour market. To define which specific skills gaps need to be addressed and in which format, the… Continue reading