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

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

Health-RI partner in first Dutch Health Deal

Dutch Ministers Schippers (Health) and Kamp (Economic Affairs) and many other parties signed a ‘Health Deal’ on June 8, 2016. This Health Deal aims to bridge the innovation gap that exists in personalised medicine and health, focusing on decision support systems in oncology as a use case. Currently, a structured and controlled embedding of newly developed medical treatments and technologies… Continue reading

Pan-European Imaging infrastructure gains momentum

Recently the Dutch State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science, Sander Dekker, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the participation of the Netherlands in Euro‐BioImaging. Euro‐BioImaging is a large‐scale pan‐European research infrastructure project on the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap. Its mission is to build a distributed imaging infrastructure across Europe that will provide open access to innovative… Continue reading