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:… Continue reading

Making an Impact with Open Science: TU Delft MOOC

The TU Delft offers a MOOC ‘Making an Impact with Open Science ‘. This course aims to help you become a more visible and impactful researcher by reaping the benefits from Open Science principles. Read more. You will learn the basic concepts of Open Science, the advantages it brings for you as a researcher and for science in general, and… Continue reading

BioSB and DTL announce partnership

The Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Research School (BioSB) and DTL will intensify their collaboration from 2018 onwards. Dr Patrick Kemmeren of the BioSB Board: “There is substantial overlap between the stakeholders that are active in BioSB and DTL, yet the organisations have complementary scopes and activities. We have always collaborated, but we have now launched a formal partnership to… Continue reading

VIB/DTL/BioSB Transcriptomics and Single Cell RNA-Seq Analysis Summer School 2018

On 26-31 August 2018, BioSB, ELIXIR-NL, LUMC, ELIXIR-BE, and VIB will organise the first Belgian-Dutch Transcriptomics Summer School in Leuven, Belgium. The Summer School is an unmissable learning opportunity for all life scientists that work with transcriptomics data. The course will address recent developments in transcriptome data analysis. Participants can analyse their own data during the course, under the supervision… Continue reading