FAIR Data Day

Dear all,  As you know the NPOS FAIR Data Table and RDNL jointly organize the FAIR Data Day on Nov 29, 2022, in Utrecht. One of the highlights of the programme is the Dutch Data Prize, awarded to an individual or a team that makes research data FAIR.  In order to have a chance to win this prize, you can… Continue reading

FAIR Data in Medical Research: Incorporating the FAIR Principles in the Research Data Life Cycle

On April 22nd 2022, Martijn Kersloot defended his PhD thesis in Amsterdam. Kersloot wrote his thesis, entitled ‘FAIR Data in Medical Research: Incorporating the FAIR Principles in the Research Data Life Cycle’, under the supervision of promoters professor Ameen Abu-Hanna and Dr. Ronald Cornet and co-promotor Dr. Derk Arts. With his thesis, Kersloot aimed to incorporate the FAIRification steps into… Continue reading

ELIXIR-CONVERGE June 29 FAIR hackathon to create lesson plans

Please register & help us find experts by sharing the invite. We would love to have Dutch Life Sciences & Health data stewards (and alike) on board. Help us create lesson plans for life sciences research organisations to advance their data stewards’ and researchers’ FAIR skills. Audience: Everyone willing to work on joint lesson plans on how to implement FAIR… Continue reading

Partner Advisory Committee May, 2022

The primary role of DTL as public-private partnership is to establish a collective national platform for Digital Life Sciences. In this role, DTL connects experts in research and infrastructure initiatives in the field struggling with similar challenges related to data management and shared use to help overcome these challenges in the many fields of life sciences and health and related… Continue reading

HYBRID Data Stewards Interest Group (DSIG)

We are excited to announce the first HYBRID Data Stewards Interest Group (DSIG) meeting in over 2 years. We are invited to the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology. Date: Monday May 30, 13.45 – 16.00 CEST plus drinks.Onsite: Heidelberglaan 25, Utrecht, room 1E, the NetherlandsOnline: between 14:15-16:00, online participation is possible via zoom.Speakers: Jet Zoon & Patrick Kemmeren (on setting up an… Continue reading

Growth Fund invests 325 million euros in Oncode-PACT to accelerate the development of cancer drugs

Utrecht, 14 April 2022 – The National Growth Fund invests 325 million euros in the Oncode-PACT plan to accelerate the preclinical development process of cancer drugs. This has just been announced during the press conference by Jeroen Dijsselbloem, chairman of the National Growth Fund Committee. The committee recommends allocating the entire amount, of which 161 million euros will be awarded… Continue reading

Looking back on 2021 and forward to 2022

Dear colleagues,  Hopefully, 2022 has started well for you. May it bring you good health and more opportunities to meet freely with family, friends and colleagues.  Last year, the DTL team worked hard to realise our ambition to strengthen the Dutch digital life sciences infrastructure and expertise base. We have contributed to many initiatives and projects and have collaborated with health and… Continue reading

Dutch government pledges to invest 68,5 million into Health-RI

The Dutch government is investing 68.5 million euros from the National Growth Fund to advance Health-RI’s national health data infrastructure. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of an integrated national health data infrastructure. Health-RI, together with many partners, including the university medical centers, can now further develop the infrastructure needed to securely store, combine and make health data accessible… 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 Health-RI conference “Towards data driven health” takes place 30th January 2020

How do we achieve personalized medicine? How do we enable data-driven health? ‘Towards data driven Health” is the title of the Health-RI conference January 30th 2020 at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht.  The deadline for abstract submission is 20th December 2019. Highlights are the keynote talk from Dr. Eimear E. Kenny, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York on ‘Personalized… Continue reading