ePlan workshop on FAIR Facts and Implementations: a report

On 14 September 2017, ePLAN (the national Platform of eScience/Data Research organisations in the Netherlands) organised a workshop ‘FAIR: Facts and Implementations’ at the Netherlands eScience Centre in Amsterdam. Close to 30 people from different Dutch universities, research support services, research institutions, and ventures followed the workshop. Wilco Hazeleger (ePlan), Barend Mons (GO FAIR), Peter Doorn (DANS), and Gareth O’Neill… Continue reading

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

EdgeLeap and UMC Utrecht at the Design, Research & Innovation (DRIVE) festival

New developments in data technology, availability of self-monitoring devices, and raised self-empowerment in health maintenance stimulate innovative approaches to health and wellness management. EdgeLeap and University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) are organising a ‘Meaningful data & smart fashion’ session at the DRIVE festival (25-26 October 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands) to steer discussion on how leveraging innovations in data science leads… Continue reading

Meet EdgeLeap at the AgriFoodTech platform event on 12 October

DTL Partner EdgeLeap will be present at the upcoming AgriFoodTech platform event on 12 October 2017 in Klarenbeek, the Netherlands. Marijana Radonjic, co-founder & CEO EdgeLeap, will give a presentation on ‘Steering R&D innovation: from information to intelligence’. Meet Edgeleap and learn how access to the right information leads to smarter R&D innovation.

Castor EDC news: PhD student and MyConsent Module

In September 2017, Martijn Kersloot started his PhD programme at DTL partner Castor EDC. Martijn will develop a scalable solution for standardising medical research data, both retrospective and prospective. Derk Arts (CEO of Castor EDC): “We invite the other DTL partners to contact us if they want to become involved in this project.” Castor has also announced that its dynamic consent… Continue reading

ENPICOM featured in GenomeWeb

On 13 September 2017, ENPICOM was featured in a GenomeWeb article. The online magazine talked about ENPICOM’s growing role in the immunotherapy-support space and includes highly positive quotes from a leading immunotherapy drug developer, Kite Pharma EU. GenomeWeb is an independent online news organisation based in New York. Since 1997, GenomeWeb has served the global community of scientists, technology professionals, and executives who use and develop… Continue reading

Groningen Techcentre for Life Sciences: towards the first local DTL

DTL is a network of Dutch life sciences professionals that jointly develop an interconnected research infrastructure. Our focus is on FAIR data treatment, accessible high-end technologies, and expert training: Data, Technologies, and Learning. People at Groningen University and UMCG are now establishing a local version of the national DTL network. Dr Morris Swertz, Dr Salome Scholtens, and Dr Marina de… Continue reading

Spinoza Prizes for Albert Heck and Alexander van Oudenaarden

Albert Heck and Alexander van Oudenaarden of Utrecht University have both received a Spinoza Prize from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This is the highest academic award in the Netherlands. Heck and Van Oudenaarden are both seen as pioneers in biomolecular research. Each scientist will receive €2.5 million. They are free to choose the research they wish to… Continue reading

Overview research data management in the Netherlands

DTL partner DANS has published an overview of the current state of affairs of research data management in the Netherlands. The overview is the English translation of a chapter on research data management in ‘Handboek Informatiewetenschap‘ that was written by Marnix van Berchum (Huygens ING) and Marjan Grootveld (DANS). The text looks at national developments in higher education and science, using the various… Continue reading

Missed Ordina’s healthcare data event?

On 31 May 2017, DTL partner Ordina organised a healthcare data event. The event focused on questions such as ‘How can I get more value from my data?’ and ‘What are the recent developments in the field of data use and how can the healthcare sector exploit these?’ Speakers included Albert Mons (DTL), Wouter Franke (Zorginstituut Nederland), Indra Henneman (MedMij), and… Continue reading