Data4lifesciences symposium: 11 September in Utrecht

With speakers from the heart of the Data4lifesciences programme, the upcoming Data4lifesciences symposium promises to be a vibrant networking event as well as an inspiring showcase of the programme’s first results. You are kindly invited to join this symposium on 11 September 2017 in the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. The Data4lifesciences programme aims to realise an integrated research data infrastructure interconnecting the… Continue reading

Call for Science Demonstrators EOSCpilot Project

The European Open Science Cloud for Research pilot project (EOSCpilot) is supporting the first phase in the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) as described in the EC Communication on European Cloud Initiatives. You can apply until 11th September 2017. Read more.

Working on data stewardship? Meet your peers!

On 3 October 2017, the National Coordination Point Research Data Management (LCRDM) and UKB working group Research Data are organising a networking meeting for colleagues working in the new data professions. During the meeting, participants will get to know each other and learn from each other’s experiences. You can now register for the workshop. The meeting aims to connect those… Continue reading

Nature Genetics editorial: Data models to GO FAIR

On 28 June 2017, the scientific journal Nature Genetics published an editorial calling for submissions containing linked open data models that embody and extend the FAIR principles: “This journal and Scientific Data are calling for submissions containing linked open data models that embody and extend the FAIR principles: that data should be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable by both humans and machines.… Continue reading

Groningen Techcentre for Life Sciences: towards the first local DTL

DTL is a network of Dutch life sciences professionals that jointly develop an interconnected research infrastructure. Our focus is on FAIR data treatment, accessible high-end technologies, and expert training: Data, Technologies, and Learning. People at Groningen University and UMCG are now establishing a local version of the national DTL network. Dr Morris Swertz, Dr Salome Scholtens, and Dr Marina de… Continue reading

RIVM publishes report on personalised medicine

Personalised treatments are strongly emerging in the medical world, as it is becoming increasingly clear that many factors together determine whether someone is responding well to a medicinal product. However, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has recently published a study that shows that it is still difficult to translate scientific knowledge into medical practice. Read the… Continue reading

Looking back on the 5th National DNA Lab Day

The 5th edition of the National DNA Lab Day for Dutch high school teachers took place on 7 April 2017. The event attracted 150 participants.  The DNA lab day was organised by the ‘Reizende DNAlabs’ (DNA labs on the road). These are mobile practicals that educate high school students about DNA, genes, genomics, and the latest research techniques. The project has been… Continue reading

ZCube Open Accelerator: call for ideas for life sciences startups

Milan, 16th June, 2017 – ZCube, Research Venture of the pharmaceutical group Zambon, launches the second edition of Open Accelerator, a fast track acceleration program for life science start-up projects. Open Accelerator is a 12-steps program providing training to international researchers, scientists and aspiring entrepreneurs that, following a selection process, could receive seed investment of up to €100.000 per project.… Continue reading

Spinoza Prizes for Albert Heck and Alexander van Oudenaarden

Albert Heck and Alexander van Oudenaarden of Utrecht University have both received a Spinoza Prize from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This is the highest academic award in the Netherlands. Heck and Van Oudenaarden are both seen as pioneers in biomolecular research. Each scientist will receive €2.5 million. They are free to choose the research they wish to… Continue reading

Missed our Technology Hotels information meeting?

On 13 June 2017, DTL organised an information meeting about the Enabling Technologies Hotels Call 2017. Sander Hougee (ZonMw) and Merlijn van Rijswijk (DTL) informed the meeting’s participants about the selection procedure and more. You can download their presentation here.