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

Conference Report Health-RI 2017: from plans to action

On 8 December 2017, the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht hosted the third Health-RI conference. Health-RI co-chair Ronald Stolk (UMCG, RUG): “There were more than 350 registrations, so the number of participants has increased substantially compared to last year. This reflects the timeliness of the initiative. In contrast to the previous two conferences, where we mainly sketched our plans, we were now… Continue reading

Health-RI Business Plan released

Gerrit Meijer of the Netherlands Cancer Institute has presented the Health-RI business plan at the Health-RI conference on 8 December. The business plan is an ambitious yet realistic plan to assemble all stakeholders and create a sustainable infrastructure that will facilitate world-class personalised medicine & health research in the Netherlands. It will build on existing infrastructures and attract new partners.… Continue reading

Imaging data as a biomarker resource at Health-RI 2017

At the Health-RI conference on 8 December 2017 in Utrecht, Hugo Aerts (Harvard Medical School) and Meike Venooij (Erasmus MC) will discuss the use of imaging data as a biomarker in prevention and personalised medicine. They will address developments in dementia research and oncology. Register for Health-RI 2017. View the conference programme. Quantitative image analysis approaches, including the extraction of quantitative imaging biomarkers, and the use… Continue reading

Multi-omics in biomarker discovery at Health-RI 2017

At the Health-RI conference on 8 December 2017 in Utrecht, Eline Slagboom (LUMC) and Lodewyk Wessels (NKI) will discuss the role of multi-omics in biomarker discovery. Register for Health-RI 2017. View the conference programme. Technological advances in the field of genomics have enabled researchers to map susceptibility loci for rare and common traits and diseases. Quantitative omics data (transcriptome, metabolome, epigenome) and bioinformatic analyses have… Continue reading

Dirk-Jan van der Pol speaker at Health-RI 2017

Dirk-Jan van der Pol is an ICT consultant with over 18 years of experience in industry and healthcare. In 2003, he was diagnosed with cancer. At the Health-RI conference on 8 December 2017, Van der Pol will take the audience on his journey from ambitious consultant to insecure patient, to director of his own health(care), and finally to researcher on his own data. Register for… Continue reading

Science goes FAIR at Health-RI 2017

What does FAIR Data mean in practice? How can you make your data FAIR? What novel science becomes possible when research data become more FAIR? Luiz Bonino and Michel Dumontier will answer these pressing questions at the Health-RI conference on 8 December 2017 in Utrecht. Register for Health-RI 2017. View the conference programme. FAIR Data is rapidly becoming the new standard… Continue reading

The first Data4lifesciences symposium: a report

On 11 September 2017, the Centraal Museum in Utrecht hosted the very first Data4lifesciences symposium. D4LS Programme Manager Dr Jan-Willem Boiten: “This symposium was an important milestone for the programme; we presented an overview of our first results.” The NFU programme Data4lifesciences (D4LS) aims to realise an integrated research data infrastructure for biomedical research at the Dutch UMCs. DTL is actively involved… Continue reading

Speakers Health-RI 2017 announced

Health-RI is organising its third annual conference in Utrecht on December 8th. At this year’s conference, you can learn how your research can benefit from a state-of-the-art biomedical research data infrastructure, be part of the effort to boost the value of existing and newly generated research and healthcare data, and understand how the Netherlands is gearing up for a collective… Continue reading

Register for the 8 December Health-RI conference

DTL, ELIXIR-NL, BBMRI-NL, EATRIS, NFU, SURF, FMS, and Lygature cordially invite you to our Health-RI conference entitled Health-RI 2017: Empowering Personalized Medicine and Health Research “Towards a unified research data-infrastructure” When: 8 December 2017, 9:00 – 18:00 hrs Venue: Jaarbeurs Supernova, Utrecht Programme: https://health-ri.org/program-2017-0 Registration: https://health-ri.org/registration More information: https://health-ri.org/health-ri-2017 Health-RI aims to build one interconnected infrastructure for personalised medicine and health research. (Watch the video.)… Continue reading