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

Health-RI and DTL at the eScience Symposium Digital Challenges in Open Science (21-11-2019)

Health-RI & DTL will host a session Open Science- Health & Life Sciences within the National eScienceCenter Symposium 2019 Digital Challenges in Open Science on Thursday 21-11-2019 in Amsterdam. Better sharing and (re)use of health data has the potential to significantly impact research and to revolutionize health care, for example by combining it with novel artificial intelligence approaches. Still, significant… Continue reading

Ethical, legal and social implications of preventative medicine

Preventative medicine is not without costs, and not just financial ones. Genetic testing, in particular, raises difficult questions. The upcoming Health-RI Conference (Jan 17, 2019) on P4 Medicine explores some of the issues. At first sight, preventative medicine looks like a no-brainer. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. In reality, however, preventative medicine can lead to difficult… Continue reading

Dutch Ministry of Health sees perspectives for FAIR and Personal Health Train to employ data to serve health

In close consultation with the health care and research field, Dutch Minister of Medical Care and Sports Bruno Bruins has developed a vision how data can be employed to serve health. November 15th, he has shared his vision with the Dutch Parliament.  <Klik hier voor Nederlandstalige versie> In his letter to the Parliament Bruins writes: “Employing data for health needs… Continue reading