Focus Meetings

DTL Focus Meetings address well-defined scientific or infrastructural issues that cross borders between technologies or domains.

  • Contact us if you want to organise a Focus Meeting or suggest a topic.

The meetings are initiated when the DTL core team or DTL-associated scientists signal problems or solutions that come up in multiple research groups. Focus Meetings usually feature a few short lectures, followed by a well-prepared discussion that engages the whole audience. A white paper or report is prepared after the meeting, so that the results can be shared with the DTL community.

Upcoming Focus Meetings

See also the events list.

Focus meetings in planning phase


Possible other topics

  • Streaming Data: consequences for networks, network capacity and new requirements for analysis (Ruben Kok, Peter Hinrich)
  • What every young researcher needs to know about data management (Celia van Gelder)
  • HELP! I’ve been asked to run a data management service for my institute! (Merlijn van Rijswijk)
  • DNA Data for Collections (Rob Hooft)
  • Outreach. Celia van Gelder and Hienke Sminia.
  • RNAseq downstream analysis. Lars Eijssen.
  • Managing a data desk in an academic hospital (Rob Hooft)
  • Organisatie van onderzoeksfaciliteiten (Alain van Gool / Merlijn van Rijswijk)
  • Financing models for data stewardship [Proposed ELIXIR NL 2015/4/10] (Ruben Kok)
  • Career perspectives for service directed data scientists (Ruben Kok)
  • Synergy in biobanks (Richard Finkers)
  • Role of Dataverse in FAIRPort (Luiz Olavo Bonino? together with DANS)
  • Challenges in Nutritional genomics data (Jildau Bouwman)
  • Practical considerations on data systems like tranSMART and Molgenis (Lars Eijssen)
  • DVD/CGD (Morris Swertz)
  • Catalog of existing data sets (Jildau Bouwman): Where to find data and samples, not only cohorts. Similar to Molgenis Catalog mixed with Phenotype Database.

…and any meeting topic that you would want to discuss, just mail Rob about it.


Past Focus Meetings