Watch the ELIXIR webinar on the requirements for making data sources FAIR

On 21 February 2018, Friederike Ehrhart of ELIXIR-NL presented an ELIXIR Webinar on the outcomes of the MoldatainRD Implementation Study, to map out the requirements for making sources of data FAIR, with a particular focus on interoperability as well as enabling federated queries. The slides and recording from the webinar are available online.

New Implementation Study will FAIRify ELIXIR Core Data Resources

ELIXIR-NL has joined forces with four other ELIXIR nodes in a new Implementation Study that will FAIRify several ELIXIR Core Data Resources. The study will start on 1 June 2018 and run for a one-year-period. Rob Hooft (ELIXIR-NL Technical Coordinator) explains: “The Implementation Study aims to create a comprehensive implementation guide to maximise the FAIRness of selected Core Data Resources, to develop… Continue reading

Karel Luyben appointed National Coordinator for Open Science

Today, the steering group of the National Platform Open Science appointed former Delft University of Technology Rector Karel Luyben as the National Coordinator for Open Science.  In this newly created role, Luyben will work to achieve the Netherlands’ open science ambitions and to strengthen the country’s pioneering role in this field. This will benefit everyone. Open access to publications, for… Continue reading

Merlijn van Rijswijk new member of DTL Projects Board

On 6 February 2018, Merlijn van Rijswijk was added to the Board of the DTL Projects Foundation, responsible for the financial organisation as well as project organisation. Van Rijswijk will also help set up new strategic projects. Within the framework of the DTL network, a separate projects organisation supports collaborative projects that fit the scope of DTL. This DTL Projects… Continue reading

Oncode Institute launched: outsmarting cancer and impacting lives

On 6 February 2018, H.M. Queen Máxima officially launched the Oncode Institute. The institute aims to foster a culture of sharing knowledge among teams that are embedded at partner institutions, thus strengthening cancer research communities in the Netherlands and around the world. No new building will be constructed, because Oncode operates as a virtual institute, creating a digital platform for collaboration… Continue reading

Enabling Technologies Hotels Programme: looking back and into the future

ZonMw has recently announced which projects will be funded in the fourth call of the Enabling Technologies Hotels (ETH) programme. Dr Martijntje Bakker (ZonMw) and Professor Alain van Gool (Radboudumc) comment on the results of the call. View the list of 60 awarded projects. Find a Technology Hotel. Van Gool explains: “Technology Hotels are expert groups that offer their high-end technologies… Continue reading

Alain van Gool speaker at International Conference on Precision Medicine

Professor Alain van Gool of Radboudumc will be a speaker at the International Conference on Perspectives in Precision Medicine, 28 February – 1 March 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Van Gool is Professor Personalised Healthcare and heads the Translational Metabolic Laboratory at the Radboud University Medical Center. He is interested in the application of biomarkers in translational medicine and personalised healthcare. Read… Continue reading

Onderzoek Nederland: ‘Health-RI certainly yields a profit’

‘Onderzoek Nederland’, a biweekly newsletter on scientific research and technological innovation, has published an interview with Gerrit Meijer, co-chair of the Health-RI steering committee. In the interview, Meijer explains why Health-RI is needed to improve the data infrastructure for health research and what is needed from our government and other stakeholders. “Many biomedical research results do not make it to… Continue reading