Professionalizing FAIR Data Stewardship in the life sciences: defining job criteria & skills

Within the life sciences more and more data is generated and research often requires sharing and combining data. Personalized medicine is a prominent example where data from different disciplines need to be combined to determine the best treatment for an individual. Think about combining vastly different data from health records, pharmaceutical treatment history, research findings and dietary intake, to name… Continue reading

Successful 5th BioSB conference on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

The BioSB research school offers a vibrant environment for the scientific education in integrative bioinformatics and systems biology. As these are core themes of DTL‘s ‘Learning Program’, DTL is actively involved in the BioSB research community. Together with multiple academic partners DTL further co-creates BioSB’s course portfolio and together with ELIXIR-NL, DTL (managed by Femke Francissen) also organizes BioSB’s yearly… Continue reading

DTL and Helis Academy launch a FAIR data stewardship course for ‘wet lab’ scientists

Within the Helis Academy project, DTL organizes a FAIR data stewardship course. This course will introduce ‘wet lab’ scientists (from industry and academia) to important concepts on data handling (data stewardship). A general introduction to the data life cycle, the FAIR principles and a definition of data stewardship will be part of this 3-day course. It will take place in… Continue reading

Upcoming HPC workshops organised by SURFsara and ELIXIR-NL

SURFsara in collaboration with ELIXIR-NL and DTL is organising two High-Performance Computing workshops targeted at life science researchers. Both workshops will take place in Utrecht in SURF offices. “Cluster Computing for Life Sciences” is a two-day workshop on 23-24 April 2019. On the first day, participants will learn the basics of the Unix shell and how to work on the… Continue reading

Boost Your Visibility – Improving F of FAIR for Dutch Training and Data Resources through Bioschemas

On February 7 and 8 DTL and ELIXIR Netherlands will organise a workshop/hackathon for content providers of Life Science resources such as proteins, samples, beacons, tools and training events and materials in Utrecht, The Netherlands. During the event you can learn how your to make your resources rank higher on Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search pages, how to receive… Continue reading

Data Carpentry Genomics workshop in Wageningen

DTL and ELIXIR-NL are organising a Data Carpentry Genomics workshop on February 5-6, 2019 at the Wageningen University & Research (WUR). Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience. The focus of this workshop will be on working with genomics… Continue reading

Working in a Life Sciences company? Please take the Employers skill needs questionnaire

In April this year the EU-funded Health and Life Science (HELIS) Academy was founded. In this consortium 10 public and private partners in Flanders and the Netherlands join forces to bridge the gaps between the skills and knowledge needed by organizations and their availability on the labour market. To define which specific skills gaps need to be addressed and in which format, the… Continue reading

Enthusiastic Response to the First ELIXIR-NL Galaxy Training Course in the Netherlands

An ELIXIR-NL training course entitled “Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!” was held on October 17 – 19, 2018 in Amsterdam. Participants were enthusiastic about the course contents, and particularly interested in the link of using Galaxy workflows for training and teaching. For this workshop we used the European Galaxy server via their wonderful… Continue reading

DNA Labs on the Road visited Amgen Breda

On October 11, 2018, the DNA Labs on the Road (Reizende DNA-Labs) attended the all staff meeting of Amgen Breda. The theme of the meeting was the Amgen Biotech Experience and the Amgen Scholars Program. Rebecca Lewis (ABE Program Office Director) introduced the Amgen Biotech Experience. Thereafter Melanie Rosenhart (DNA Labs on the Road coordinator Amsterdam) gave an in depth… Continue reading