Science Park study group in Amsterdam

Dr Marc Galland is a plant genomics researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He is the leader of the Amsterdam Science Park Study Group. “We are a community of researchers who perform computational data analysis as part of their research. The group promotes skill sharing and collaboration.” “Mateusz Kuzak, Carlos Martinez, and me started this study group about one… Continue reading

Data stewards team in Delft

Dr Marta Teperek works as a Data Stewardship Coordinator at the TU Delft Library. “We are appointing one data steward at each of the eight faculties. My role is to coordinate the efforts of this team”. “At TU Delft, we want to tailor data stewardship support to the needs of specific scientific disciplines. Therefore, a dedicated data steward will be… Continue reading

Data stewardship desk in Groningen

Dr Salome Scholtens is a Programme Manager at the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) and community manager at the Genomic Coordination Center at UMCG. Together with her colleagues, she has established a data stewardship service desk and FAIR data management training. She is also involved in DTL’s endeavour to connect similar service desks at a national level. Scholtens explains: “The… Continue reading

Data stewardship roadshow in Utrecht

Until recently, Daphne van Beek worked as a data steward at the division of biomedical genetics of the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU). She has developed a Data stewardship roadshow for scientists, featuring practical data stewardship solutions. In addition, she has initiated the DTL Data Stewards Interest Group. What would happen if your laptop was stolen today? Would you still… Continue reading

A journey around data stewardship initiatives in the Netherlands

One of DTL’s roles is to enable Dutch life science professionals to learn from each other’s experiences in organising data stewardship support and training. In a series of four articles, professionals that are committed to this share their story. Dr Salome Scholtens of the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) explains: “In the past, scientists managed all data-related aspects of their… Continue reading

Amgen Biotech Experience in Dublin

In April 2018, the DNA Labs on the Road attended the annual 3-day meeting of the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) in Dublin. All locations where the ABE programme is active were present.  The purpose was to learn from each other and to help each other with the ABE programme. The ‘Reizende DNAlabs’ (DNA labs on the road) are mobile practicals that… Continue reading

DTL Learning will contribute to COSMIC training programme

The Horizon2020 programme COSMIC (Combatting Disorders of Adaptive Immunity with Systems Medicine) has been launched. COSMIC will deliver the next generation of systems medicine professionals who successfully combat complex human disorders. It will focus on B-cell lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis, diseases that originate from abnormal functioning of the adaptive immune system, in particular the germinal center. COSMIC will develop and… Continue reading

Applying bioinformatics and data science competency frameworks to ELIXIR Training: workshop report

On 4-6 April 2018, 25 participants from within and outside ELIXIR (BD2K, H3AbioNet, EDISON, CODATA-RDA) gathered in Amsterdam for the workshop ‘Applying bioinformatics and data science competency frameworks to ELIXIR Training‘. The workshop was organised by the ELIXIR Training Platform. The participants presented and discussed the state of the art of the work that is going on in bioinformatics and… Continue reading

MOOC on protecting health data in light of the GDPR

The University of Groningen is organising a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘Get to grips with protecting health data in light of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’. Follow the MOOC and learn to understand the protection of health data in the modern age. Sign up here. People use technologies to track their fitness and health. Medical and health professionals… Continue reading

25 April: webinar Make the most of your research

On 25 April 2018 (1pm UTC), David Parsons and Valerie Teng-Broug from Elsevier will present a webinar entitled ‘Make the most of your research: publish your data & methods’. In this Researcher Academy webinar, you will learn how to publish methods and data as separate, indexed, peer-reviewed articles in multidisciplinary, open access journals. Read more. From data collection, sampling choices, and methodological… Continue reading
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