A DTL Interest Group can be initiated by members of the DTL community who face a problem or spot an opportunity with a cross-institutional or cross-disciplinary character. The group can then be joined by others and its output is made available to the broader DTL community. A DTL Interest Group is the perfect way to learn about the views of others, to explore solutions, and to evaluate whether a collaborative effort is needed and justified.
Some Interest Groups are highly active, meet on a monthly basis, focus on well-defined topics, and define a work plan with division of labour, timelines, and a strategy to acquire joint funding. Others are less active. At present, the following DTL Interest Groups exist:
- Next Generation Sequencing (coordinated by Leon Mei of LUMC)
- Compute resources for life science research (coordinated by Irene Nooren of SURFsara)
- DTL Learning (coordinated by Jaap Heringa of the VU and Celia van Gelder of DTL)
- Bioinformatics Industrial User Platform (coordinated by Antoine Janssen of Keygene, Emiel Ver Loren van Themaat of DSM, and Walter Pirovano of BaseClear)
- Semantic data interoperability/FAIR Data Stewardship (coordinated by Luiz Olavo Bonino of DTL)
- Hotel managers (coordinated by Merlijn van Rijswijk of DTL)
- Agrogenomics (coordinated by Martien Groenen and Richard Finkers of Wageningen UR)
- Study Templates (coordinated by Jildau Bouwman of TNO)
- Biobanking catalogue
The DTL Core Team is available for hands-on support to DTL Interest Groups, such as organising meetings, informing the community, managing mailing lists, establishing relevant links, assisting in acquisition of funds, etc. If you would like to start a DTL Interest Group, please contact Rob Hooft to discuss your plans and how to get started.