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

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