Towards an international research data infrastructure for biodiversity and ecology studies

For centuries, scientists all over the world have established enormous collections of animals, plants, microbes, fossils, minerals, and rocks. The data associated with these specimens can help researchers understand life on earth, counter biodiversity loss, and contribute to a sustainable future. However, to arrive at new scientific insights and solutions for environmental problems, researchers should integrate data from various sources.… Continue reading

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

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

ELIXIR-NL will coordinate data approaches of Dutch life sciences facilities

On 13 December 2016, NWO officially presented its ‘Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure’. The Roadmap contains 33 research facilities and clusters that are eligible for NWO funding in the next four years. One of these 33 is ELIXIR-NL. “We have been asked to coordinate the data approach of the life science facilities,” says Jaap Heringa, Head of ELIXIR’s Dutch node.… 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

Hans van Duijn’s view on the NWO Roadmap

On 13 December 2016, NWO officially presented its ‘Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure’. The Roadmap contains 33 research facilities and clusters that will be given a top priority in Dutch science in the next four years. A total of 160 million euros is available to be distributed among the facilities. Professor Hans van Duijn is the Chair of the Permanent Committee that selected… Continue reading

NWO announces priority research facilities and clusters

This afternoon, NWO announced which research facilities and clusters will be given a top priority in Dutch science in the next four years. Sander Dekker (the Dutch Secretary of Education, Culture and Science) officially received the ‘Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure’ with 33 selected facilities and clusters during a presentation in The Hague. The 33 facilities and clusters are eligible for funding by NWO. Eighty million… 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
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