Personal Health Train in LSH Knowledge and Innovation Agenda

In August 2017, the Dutch Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH), launched its Knowledge and Innovation Agenda 2018-2021. This strategic document describes LSH’s health and care ambitions for the next four years. The agenda mentions that ‘many Dutch LSH highlights are famous worldwide, including the upcoming Dutch ICT-breakthrough innovation of the Personal Health Train that incorporates the FAIR principles adopted by the… Continue reading

RIVM publishes report on personalised medicine

Personalised treatments are strongly emerging in the medical world, as it is becoming increasingly clear that many factors together determine whether someone is responding well to a medicinal product. However, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has recently published a study that shows that it is still difficult to translate scientific knowledge into medical practice. Read the… Continue reading

Save the date: Health-RI Conference 8 December 2017

You are kindly invited to the 3rd Health-RI Conference on 8 December 2017 in Utrecht, on reinforcing the value of existing research data infrastructures by interconnecting these resources in one platform – key to advancing biomedical research and translating the results into healthcare innovation.  → Please visit the Health-RI website or send your queries to info@health-ri.org.  Health-RI 2017 will discuss the latest… Continue reading

EUR 2.25 million for essential building block of Health-RI

The Dutch Cancer Society will fund the Translational Research IT (TraIT) project with EUR 2.25 million to build an integrated Dutch biomedical research infrastructure. By gathering, processing, and storing data on a large scale, opportunities arise to accelerate and improve cancer diagnostics and treatments. An efficient and integrated research infrastructure is essential for storing and processing of these large amounts of data.… Continue reading

Health-RI conference: setting our course

On 1 December 2016, more than 250 professionals joined in Amersfoort to determine the compass course for the Health-RI initiative. This national initiative aims to establish an interconnected data infrastructure for Dutch personalised medicine and health research. The conference featured inspiring examples of personalised medicine in action and lively discussions about the ethical, technical and political hurdles on the road.… Continue reading

Health-RI Conference: 22 November deadline for poster abstracts

On 1 December 2016, the Health-RI Conference will take place at Theater De Flint in Amersfoort. After last year’s successful event under the name ‘Empowering Personalized Medicine and Health Research Conference’, BBMRI-NL, ELIXIR-NL, EATRIS-NL, DTL, NFU, Health~HollandFHI and FMS will jointly host this second edition. The conference will include a poster session; the deadline for submitting poster abstracts is 22 November… Continue reading

Watch the Health-RI video

Worldwide, personalised medicine and health is recognised as the next big dot on the horizon for health care. In the Netherlands, BBMRI-NL, ELIXIR-NL, and EATRIS-NL (all strongly anchored in European ESFRIs), UMCs/NFU, DTL, and Health~Holland are closely working together towards a single National Infrastructure for Personalised Medicine & Health Research. The more data you have, and the better it’s organised… Continue reading

KNAW Agenda 2025 for Large-scale Research Facilities

On 31 October 2016, the KNAW published its ‘Agenda for Large-scale Research Facilities’. The Agenda describes a selection of visions on which large-scale research facilities will be necessary in the future- operational around 2025 – to undertake innovative research at the forefront of knowledge, thereby contributing to the positioning of high-powered Dutch research groups in international science. The agenda includes three… Continue reading

Join the Health-RI Conference on 1 December 2016

On 1 December 2016, the Health-RI Conference will take place at Theater De Flint in Amersfoort. After last year’s successful event under the name ‘Empowering Personalized Medicine and Health Research Conference’, BBMRI-NL, ELIXIR-NL, EATRIS-NL, DTL, NFU, Health~HollandFHI and FMS will jointly host this second edition. The conference highlights developments towards a unique nation-wide Research Infrastructure for Personalised Medicine and Health… Continue reading

Registration Open: Health-RI meeting on Thursday 1 December

On Thursday 1 December DTL, ELIXIR-NL, BBMRI-NL, EATRIS-NL, FHI and FMS host a joint conference entitled ‘Health-RI, Empowering Personalized Medicine and Health Research’. After a very successful first conference in 2015 we are now preparing the second edition, in which developments towards one nation-wide Research Infrastructure for Personalised Medicine and Health (Health-RI) will be central in the programme. We will take you from… Continue reading