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 DNA-Labs’ (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

25 April: BBMRI-ERIC Webinar The GDPR and Health Research

On 25 April 2018, 14:00-15:00 Central European Summer Time, Dr Victoria Chico of the University of Sheffield will present a webinar on the GDPR and health research. The deadline for registration is 23 April. Read more and register. The enforcement date for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching, applicable as of 25 May 2018. How will the… Continue reading

FAIR Data training coming up

With the FAIR Data principles gaining momentum, many people want to learn more about FAIR Data. DTL and its partners frequently organise FAIR Data trainings, ranging from general introductions to highly specialised trainings. Please let us know if you have FAIR trainings coming up. We can help you spread the news by announcing your training in the DTL Course Catalogue and… Continue reading

Watch the video about the ELIXIR Training Platform

ELIXIR has released a video about its Training Platform. European life science researchers can be confused by what bioinformatics training is available and has direct relevance to their work and career. ELIXIR captures training opportunities in TeSS, a website that makes training easier to discover and, with international partners, is addressing the current shortages of trainers, training events and training materials.… Continue reading

GOBLET will curate F1000 Bioinformatics Training & Education collection

GOBLET (the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education, and Traning) is working with F1000 to become the champion of the F1000 Bioinformatics Education and Training collection. DTL’s Celia van Gelder is one of the collection advisors. Please get in touch if you would like certain Education & Training materials (F1000R articles, reports, white papers, posters, slides etc.) to be included in this collection: info@mygoblet.org… Continue reading