NWO funds research on the perception of Big Data

Professor Ronald Stolk, chair of the DTL Partner Advisory Committee, will receive half a million Euro in funding from the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO) to study means to improve the perception of ‘Big Data’. Since big data is often associated with privacy issues and the fear that personal data will fall into the wrong hands, Stolk’s research will… Continue reading

First Bring Your Own Template (BYOT) meeting

The first Bring Your Own Template (BYOT) meeting, organised by DTL/ELIXIR-NL, BioMedBridges, the FAIRport initiative, BBMRI-NL, CTMM/TraIT, focussed on preparation for sharing and integration of data structures used for data capture, also known as ‘data templates’. This was motivated by a range of related activities in the space of ‘experimental data mapping and pooling’, in particular EU-BioMedBridges model registry, EU-BioSHaRE/DataSHaPER… Continue reading

DTL partnership grows to over 25 partners in one year

In March 2014, less than a year ago, TU Delft was the first organisation to sign the generic DTL Partner Agreement. Since then the DTL partnership has rapidly grown to 26 partners. DTL warmly welcomes its latest partner organisations Erasmus MC, Netherlands eScience Center, DLO, Maastricht UMC+ and bioinformatics services company The Hyve. The DTL Alliance meanwhile involves most Dutch universities and… Continue reading

Maastricht University appoints Chris Evelo professor ‘Bioinformatics for integrative systems biology’

Professor Chris Evelo will deliver his inaugural lecture ‘Puzzling with the pathways of life’ March 6, 16.30 at the Aula of Maastricht University. Everyone interested is welcome to attend the lecture. Chris Evelo, one of the founding members of DTL, will occupy an endowed chair in ‘Bioinformatics for integrative systems biology’. He is head of the Department of Bioinformatics –… Continue reading

CTMM-TraIT stays heavily involved in TranSMART development

CTMM’s Translational research IT project (TraIT) stays heavily involved in the work on the open-source tranSMART software. Through TraIT partner The Hyve, development of the next major new release has started, and the tranSMART data model was brought back in line with the i2b2 workbench. DTL is a partner of CTMM-TraIT.

DTL Data setup and approach published in F1000 Research

Lars Eijssen (Maastricht University), Rob Hooft (DTL and the Netherlands eScience Center) and colleagues just published a paper in the journal F1000 Research entitled Enabling data-intensive life science research in the Netherlands. The paper describes the organisation of the DTL Data programme and the DTL approach towards life science data stewardship and analysis. Lars was invited to publish this paper… Continue reading

ERACoSysMed 1st transnational call now open

The call on ‘European Research Projects to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of systems medicine’ is now open. Deadline for submitting pre-proposals is March 30, 2015. JTC-1 The first systems medicine Joint Transnational Call with EU co-funding (JTC-1) aims at the development of Proof of Concept and success stories (demonstrator projects) in Systems Medicine to improve understanding and show the… Continue reading

TNO study ADMIT first human study published via PLOS One accepted Phenotype database

DTL’s partner TNO has been involved in several multi-omics studies and is data manager of several (European) projects, such as the ADMIT study on the assessment of the dietary modulation of inflammatory tone. In this study TNO combines proteomics and metabolomics data with clinical parameters. The Phenotype database was developed for combined data analysis and data storage, and was recently… Continue reading

Life Sciences & Health Venture Challenge Spring 2015

Lifesciences@Work and Topsector Life Sciences & Health warmly invite all Life Sciences researchers to participate in the Venture Challenge Spring 2015. The Venture Challenge is a ‘must-do’ opportunity for all aspiring Life Sciences entrepreneurs, it is an excellent way to receive coaching and advice on essential elements of setting up a business, thereby paving the way for your future success.… Continue reading