What is happening in the DTL hotel network?

DTL’s mission is to establish an interconnected research infrastructure that cost-effectively enables cross-technology life science research. To this end, around 120 Dutch life science expert groups have registered their facilities or expertise as public or private ‘DTL Hotels’. “I consider the DTL Hotel network the lubricating oil in the machine of Dutch life science research,” says Alain van Gool, scientific… Continue reading

DTL Focus Meeting on data integration, standards and FAIR principles in proteomics

On 29 August 2016, DTL will organise a Focus Meeting on data integration, standards and the FAIR principles in proteomics. The meeting’s goal is to discuss the current data quality assessment approaches, data format standards, multi-omics data integration, big data and bioinformatics developments where proteomics is involved. FAIR data management within the scope of proteomics will be discussed as well. Participation is free… Continue reading

28 Projects get access to DTL Technology Hotels

In the 3rd round of the ZonMw programme Enabling Technologies Hotels, 28 Hotel projects have been granted. A total amount of EUR 780.000 was awarded. ZonMw has received 54 grant applications. Twenty-eight of these (52%) have been awarded. These 28 projects include: 10 from the top sector Life Sciences & Health, 10 from Horticulture and Starting Materials, and 8 from… Continue reading

Successful DTL Focus meeting on New Sequencing Technology

On 8 March 2016, more than sixty professionals involved in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) gathered in Utrecht for a DTL Focus Meeting. “This was the first official event organised by the newly established DTL NGS Interest Group and it was quite a success”, reports the Interest Group’s chair Leon Mei. The focus meeting featured six invited speakers that shared their… Continue reading

DTL/MGC Technology facilities course well received

On January 18-12 Medical Genetics Centre “South-West Holland” and DTL jointly organised a four day course on Technology Facilities. Over 35 participants (MSc or Postdoc level) learned how to apply Proteomics, Genomics, Medical Imaging and Metabolomics in biomedical research.“At the request of DTL, a full day of Metabolomics was added to this course,” says Merlijn van Rijswijk, manager of DTL Technologies. “Now… Continue reading

Successful previous three rounds result in a continuation of the Enabling technologies hotel programme

Good news for all our Technology Hotels! We are pleased to inform you that the Enabling Technologies Hotels programme will be continued in 2016/2017. ZonMw and NWO Earth and Life Sciences (ALW) are providing funds for the continuation, which is supported by the Top Sectors Agri&Food, Horticulture & Starting Materials and Life Sciences & Health. The Technology Hotel concept enables… Continue reading

Third Enabling Technologies Hotels call now open

ZonMw, NWO Earth and Life Sciences (ALW) and DTL have opened the 3rd call for projects within the programme Enabling Technologies Hotels. A budget of € 780.000 is available and the call closes October 13th 2015. The maximum budget that can be requested is € 30.000 per project. The Technology Hotel concept entails that researchers (the guests) who do not have… Continue reading

Enabling technologies and data/ICT well-positioned in topsector agendas

The nine Dutch Topsectors have recently published an update of their knowledge and innovation agendas (KIAs), as a step-up towards establishing public-private innovation contracts for the coming period of four years. DTL has strongly promoted to connect the agendas of Life Science & Health, Agri&Food, Horticulture & Starting Materials and the cross-connecting themes ICT and Biobased Economy at the level… Continue reading

Enabling Technologies hotels programme: 32 Projects get access to DTL Technology hotels

In last year’s round of the Enabling Technologies Hotels programme of ZonMw/ NWO-ALW almost 50 percent of the grant applications have been awarded: 32 projects out of the 65 submitted proposals. This high percentage of granted projects was made possible by an increase of the call budget from € 750.000 to € 930.000. The full list of projects awarded can be… Continue reading

Data stewardship a selection criterion in Enabling Technologies Hotels call

For the first time, ZonMw and NWO-ALW included data stewardship as a selection criterion in a call for proposals. Applicants in the recent “Enabling Technologies Hotels” call were asked to complete a data stewardship section as part of their project proposal.  Sander Hougee, programme officer at ZonMw: ‘At ZonMw we believe that data generated with public money should be made… Continue reading
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