DTL Focus meeting: Creating a Bioinformatics and Data Stewardship Service Center

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Creating a Bioinformatics and Data Stewardship Service Center

Over the last few years bioinformatics is becoming a commodity that is essential for modern-day biology and clinical research. As a result, many research institutes, ranging from UMCs, universities and research oriented companies are setting up ‘bioinformatics facilities’ that are aimed at delivering state-of-the-art bioinformatics services, consultancy on data management and stewardship, education, HPC coordination, and more. In this meeting we would like to establish a dialogue among the bioinformaticians that are involved in setting up and/or managing a bioinformatics facility in order to learn from each other what the best practices are and pitfalls that should be avoided. We will discuss concrete examples on what data analyses to offer and how to run them efficiently. An important goal of the meeting is to ensure we do not all develop different approaches to Data Stewardship and do not waste time re-inventing wheels.

The Netherlands has one of the strongest bioinformatics communities in the world. Let’s help each other out. Will you join?

Tentative programme

12:45 – 13:15   Registration with coffee/tea
13:15 – 13:30   Introduction by Jeroen de Ridder (UMC Utrecht)
13:30 – 14:00  Erik Schultes (DTL): ‘Tools and Training for making Data FAIR’
14:00 – 14:30  Harmen van der Werken (Erasmus MC): Setting up Bioinformatics Service Centers;
The Erasmus MC experience
14:30 – 15:00  Jelle ten Hoeve (NKI): ‘Research IT at the Netherlands Cancer Institute’
15:00 – 15:30  Coffee/tea break
15:00 – 15:30  Joep de Ligt (UMC Utrecht): ‘Setting up a UMCU bioinf expertise core’
16:00 – 17:00   Moderated discussion (led by Rob Hooft (DTL))
17:00 – 18:00   Drinks

Workshop organiser: Jeroen de Ridder, UMC Utrecht

Meeting details

Date:                  March 9, 2017
Time:                 13:00 – 17:00

Venue: Universiteitsweg 100, Utrecht (directions)

  • Registration/coffee in Raadzaal (Str 1.301)
  • Meeting room Stratenum, Vondelzaal (Str 3.108) –> 3rd floor, go through red doors, and follow blue arrows.

Registration:    Participation is free of charge but registration is required via the registration form below.

DTL Focus meetings are  meetings which take a well-defined scientific or infrastructural issue that needs to be solved. Experts are invited from within the DTL partner environment, with the possibility to invite external (e.g. international) guests to prime discussions and add particular experience to the meeting.

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