Aligning Software and Data Carpentry in the Netherlands

DTL/ELIXIR-NL and its partner the Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) are currently aligning the existing Dutch Software Carpentry (SWC) and Data Carpentry (DC) initiatives. SWC and DC are world-renowned organisations that teach researchers the computing skills they need to get more done in less time and with less pain. The Software Carpentry Foundation and its sister organisation Data Carpentry, are world-renowned for their efforts. They are teaching… Continue reading

SURF Research Boot Camp on 21 April

Have you ever wondered how ICT can boost your research? DTL partners SURF and Utrecht University are proud to announce the first SURF Research Boot Camp. This is your chance to start something new and exciting! Participate in hands-on workshops: • Research data management • Programming (e.g. Unix, Python) • Cloud and cluster computing • Big data analysis • Visualisation •… Continue reading

Succesful first edition of Essential Skills in Data-Intensive Research course

From 25-29 January the first edition of the “Essential Skills in Data-Intensive Research” course took place in Utrecht. This training is a collaborative effort of the Netherlands eScience Center, SURFsara, DTL, VU University Amsterdam and the Software and Data Carpentry foundation. The training is primarily targeted at early stage researchers and PhD students, but might also be very relevant for scientist… Continue reading

DTL/MGC Technology facilities course well received

On January 18-12 Medical Genetics Centre “South-West Holland” and DTL jointly organised a four day course on Technology Facilities. Over 35 participants (MSc or Postdoc level) learned how to apply Proteomics, Genomics, Medical Imaging and Metabolomics in biomedical research.“At the request of DTL, a full day of Metabolomics was added to this course,” says Merlijn van Rijswijk, manager of DTL Technologies. “Now… Continue reading

Kick-off EXCELERATE training subtasks

On 19 – 21 January 2016, two ELIXIR-EXCELERATE training platform subtasks – Training the trainer and Ensuring impact and quality, officially kicked-off with a joint workshop. Hosted by ELIXIR-EBI at Hinxton, they brought together training representatives from 6 ELIXIR Nodes and from external organisations including BD2K, Data carpentry, Cold Spring Harbour and Intel. One major outcome of the workshop is the… Continue reading

DTL and MGC jointly organise technology facilities course

Medical Genetics Centre “South-West Holland” (MGC), DTL Technologies and DTL Learning jointly organise a a course on life sciences technologies. In four days, the participants will get up to speed with the possibilities of genomics and transcriptomics, proteomics, imaging and metabolomics. The course is aimed at PhD students and young postdocs who want to get acquainted with the possibilities of different… Continue reading

Course on Linked Data and making data FAIR

Do you want to learn about leading-edge data and knowledge integration solutions in bioinformatics? Do you need more hands-on after attending a BYOD? Then this course is for you! From Nov 30 – Dec 4, Marco Roos and Katy Wolstencroft will, together with other  experts in the field , teach the 4th edition of the BioSB/ELIXIR-NL course Managing and Integrating Life Science Information… Continue reading

Kickoff EXCELERATE Training platform & first Training workshop

On Sept 14-15 2015 ELIXIR Slovenia hosted the kickoff meeting of the Training Platform of ELIXIR-EXCELERATE, directly followed by the first EXCELERATE Training workshop (15-17 September 2015), jointly organised by ELIXIR and GOBLET. ELIXIR-NL co-leads the ELIXIR Training platform. ELIXIR’s training strategy will upskill researchers to more effectively exploit the data, tools, standards and compute services provided by ELIXIR, thereby facilitating access to Europe’s… Continue reading

Report Data Carpentry hackathon & workshop

Photo by Mateusz Kuzak
Last week (22nd-25th June), ELIXIR-NL Training organised and hosted both a Data Carpentry hackaton and a workshop at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU). The events were co-organised by UMC Utrecht, Netherlands eScience center (NLeSC) and ELIXIR-NL. Both events are a part of a ELIXIR Pilot project aiming to develop Data and Software carpentry training across ELIXIR nodes. The project… Continue reading