LERU Advice Paper: Open Science and its role in universities

In May 2018, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) published an advice paper ‘Open Science and its role in universities: a roadmap for cultural change’. The paper aims to serve as a roadmap to accompany universities’ efforts towards Open Science, leaving room for each institution to carve out its own path, strategy, and actions. Read more and download the paper.

KNAW publishes foresight study on big data

On 15 May 2018, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) published a report on an exploratory study on big data. The study’s aim was to identify potentially far-reaching implications of big data for scientific research. The report concludes: “Big data offers new opportunities to enhance research in the Netherlands in many different areas of application. If the… Continue reading

Science Park study group in Amsterdam

Dr Marc Galland is a plant genomics researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He is the leader of the Amsterdam Science Park Study Group. “We are a community of researchers who perform computational data analysis as part of their research. The group promotes skill sharing and collaboration.” “Mateusz Kuzak, Carlos Martinez, and me started this study group about one… Continue reading

Data stewards team in Delft

Dr Marta Teperek works as a Data Stewardship Coordinator at the TU Delft Library. “We are appointing one data steward at each of the eight faculties. My role is to coordinate the efforts of this team”. “At TU Delft, we want to tailor data stewardship support to the needs of specific scientific disciplines. Therefore, a dedicated data steward will be… Continue reading

Amgen Biotech Experience in Dublin

In April 2018, the DNA Labs on the Road attended the annual 3-day meeting of the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) in Dublin. All locations where the ABE programme is active were present.  The purpose was to learn from each other and to help each other with the ABE programme. The ‘Reizende DNA-Labs’ (DNA labs on the road) are mobile practicals that… Continue reading

NETTAB 2018: Building a FAIR bioinformatics environment

On 22-26 October 2018, the NETTAB workshop will take place in Genoa (Italy). Confirmed speakers include Michel Dumontier (Maastricht University), Rob Hooft (DTL, ELIXIR-NL), and Marco Roos (LUMC). More information and registration. NETTAB 2018 is organised in collaboration with ELIXIR Nodes of the UK and Italy, as well as the Italian Society of Bioinformatics. The main focus will be on FAIR principles in… Continue reading

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