Education & Training activities at the NETTAB2016 conference: a short report

On 25 and 26 October 2016, the NETTAB2016 conference was organised in Rome, co-organised with the COST Action CHARME and with EMBnet. The theme was ‘Reproducibility, Standards and SOP in Bioinformatics. The conference also brought together people from all over Europe who are involved in training and the organisation of training. Hence, a GOBLET/ELIXIR-Italy Train the Trainer workshop took place and… Continue reading

Submit an abstract for BioSB 2017

The 3rd edition of the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology conference (BioSB 2017) will be held on 4 and 5 April 2017 at the conference center De Werelt in Lunteren. You can now submit an abstract for the conference. The main programme will feature several parallel sessions with thematic topics that will be filled through abstract submission. The topics and information… Continue reading

Successful FAIR data workshop for DTL partners

On 3 and 4 November 2016, DTL ran a workshop ‘FAIR Data Stewardship for Discovery and Innovation’ especially for its partners. Dr Erik Schultes (FAIR Data Scientific Projects Lead at DTL): “Technology and policy around data stewardship and open science are advancing rapidly. This event gave the DTL partners a comprehensive overview of Dutch and international trends. The participants know what to… Continue reading

GOBLET: a global network of bioinformatics trainers and trainees

GOBLET is the ‘Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training’. Dr Celia van Gelder was recently elected as a member of the GOBLET Executive Board. She explains what GOBLET is about. What is GOBLET’s aim? “GOBLET was established in 2012 by an international group of societies and networks to offer an umbrella for bioinformatics, biocuration, biocomputing and computational biology learning, education,… Continue reading

Personal Health Train workshop: a report

On 10 November 2016, the people behind the Personal Health Train (PHT) (André Dekker of Maastro Clinic and Peter-Bram ’t Hoen of LUMC) and PRANA-Data (Wessel Kraaij of TNO) organised a workshop in Utrecht. PRANA-Data is a COMMIT project. The PHT initiative aims to increase the use of existing biomedical data for research into personalised health and medicine. During the day, over 30 people discussed technical solutions… Continue reading

Hands-on workshop on data management tools for translational research: a report

On 15 November 2016, TraIT, BBMRI-NL, and DTL co-organised a workshop about data management tools for translational research. The session was part of a Partnerships MeetUp, organised by Lygature. Workshop participants gained hands-on experience in biomedical translational data management, data sharing and associated infrastructures. BBMRI-NL, DTL and TraIT co-organised five busy and lively mini-workshops in collaboration with experts from their partners, notably Erasmus… Continue reading

EmTraG: new initiative to improve the coordination of metabolomics training across Europe

A European Metabolomics Training Coordination Group (EmTraG) has been launched to implement a metabolomics training strategy. EmTraG’s mission statement is: To further develop and harmonise metabolomics training across Europe in order to improve its scientific coverage, geographical reach, quality and impact, thereby empowering the next generation of analytical, computational and applied metabolomics scientists. EmTraG will collaborate closely with ELIXIR (and the ELIXIR… Continue reading

LERU summer school: the movie

From 10 to 15 July 2016, LERU, Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center organised the 7th LERU Doctoral Summer School. DTL supported the event. The summer school’s theme was ‘Data Stewardship for Scientific Discovery and Innovation’ and was received with enormous enthusiasm. The organisers have now prepared a video with an impression of the summer school. Proper data stewardship is swiftly… Continue reading

First of its kind LERU Summer School on Data Stewardship

From 10 to 15 July 2016, LERU, Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center organised the 7th LERU Doctoral Summer School. DTL supported the event. The summer school’s theme was ‘Data Stewardship for Scientific Discovery and Innovation’. Jordy Meekes from Utrecht University was one of the participants. “The summer school made me recognise the importance of open data and data generation:… Continue reading

DTL Learning connects to Domain Applied Science (HBO)

On 24 March 2016, DTL Learning organised a parallel session on Big Data in Research and Education at the annual Domain Applied Science (DAS) conference. The Domain Applied Science is the national association of all HBO departments that issue a Bachelor of Science degree in the Applied Sciences. “We are now exploring further possibilities for collaboration”, says DTL Learning programme leader Celia van… Continue reading