25 April: BBMRI-ERIC Webinar The GDPR and Health Research

On 25 April 2018, 14:00-15:00 Central European Summer Time, Dr Victoria Chico of the University of Sheffield will present a webinar on the GDPR and health research. The deadline for registration is 23 April. Read more and register. The enforcement date for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching, applicable as of 25 May 2018. How will the… Continue reading

Call for nominations: BioSB Young Investigator Award 2018

It is still possible to nominate young researchers for the BioSB Young Investigator Award 2018. The award will be given to a promising young researcher in the bioinformatics or systems biology field. The deadline for nominations is 18 April 2018. The award ceremony is planned at the BioSB 2018 conference on May 16 in the afternoon. The winner is awarded a prize of 500… Continue reading

Seventeen million euros for Netherlands X-omics Initiative

The Netherlands X-omics Initiative has received 17 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The funding is part of the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Research Facilities. The X-omics initiative aims to radically improve technological approaches to study biomolecules such as DNA, RNA, proteins, and metabolites. Read the NWO press release. See which other Roadmap clusters were awarded. Visit… Continue reading

FAIR Data training coming up

With the FAIR Data principles gaining momentum, many people want to learn more about FAIR Data. DTL and its partners frequently organise FAIR Data trainings, ranging from general introductions to highly specialised trainings. Please let us know if you have FAIR trainings coming up. We can help you spread the news by announcing your training in the DTL Course Catalogue and… Continue reading

Research infrastructure is key component of Dutch Research Roadmaps for health

‘Now is the time to invest heavily in order to solve the major societal challenges related to health’. That is the key message of three Research Roadmaps that Ernst Kuipers (Chair of the NFU) handed over to Ingrid van Engelshoven (Minister of Education, Culture, and Science) and Paul Blokhuis (State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport) on 22 March 2018. Health-RI features prominently in… Continue reading

What do talented early career researchers think about research data management?

‘Early career researchers want Open Science’ is the title of a 2017 publication in Genome Biology by a group of talented early career researchers. They participated in the 2016 LERU summer school on Data Stewardship. Read the paper. The summer school took place in July 2016 and was organised by LERU, Leiden University, and Leiden University Medical Center. DTL supported the event. The… Continue reading

BioSB and DTL announce partnership

The Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Research School (BioSB) and DTL will intensify their collaboration from 2018 onwards. Dr Patrick Kemmeren of the BioSB Board: “There is substantial overlap between the stakeholders that are active in BioSB and DTL, yet the organisations have complementary scopes and activities. We have always collaborated, but we have now launched a formal partnership to… Continue reading

VIB/DTL/BioSB Transcriptomics and Single Cell RNA-Seq Analysis Summer School 2018

On 26-31 August 2018, BioSB, ELIXIR-NL, LUMC, ELIXIR-BE, and VIB will organise the first Belgian-Dutch Transcriptomics Summer School in Leuven, Belgium. The Summer School is an unmissable learning opportunity for all life scientists that work with transcriptomics data. The course will address recent developments in transcriptome data analysis. Participants can analyse their own data during the course, under the supervision… Continue reading