The future of metabolomics and proteomics in ELIXIR

Representatives from the European metabolomics and proteomics communities have prepared proposals to integrate metabolomics and proteomics activities in ELIXIR.  ELIXIR is the European research infrastructure for life sciences data. It brings together European resources such as databases, software tools, training materials, cloud storage, and supercomputers. DTL hosts the Dutch node of ELIXIR (Read more.) In March 2017, the proteomics community organised a… Continue reading

Watch the Farm Data Train video

The Farm Data Train project aims to connect agricultural data to make them more usable. It is a joint initiative of GODAN, CABI, Wageningen UR and DTL. Watch the video to learn more:

Data4lifesciences symposium: 11 September in Utrecht

With speakers from the heart of the Data4lifesciences programme, the upcoming Data4lifesciences symposium promises to be a vibrant networking event as well as an inspiring showcase of the programme’s first results. You are kindly invited to join this symposium on 11 September 2017 in the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. The Data4lifesciences programme aims to realise an integrated research data infrastructure interconnecting the… Continue reading

Working on data stewardship? Meet your peers!

On 3 October 2017, the National Coordination Point Research Data Management (LCRDM) and UKB working group Research Data are organising a networking meeting for colleagues working in the new data professions. During the meeting, participants will get to know each other and learn from each other’s experiences. You can now register for the workshop. The meeting aims to connect those… Continue reading

Training courses ELIXIR Belgium

ELIXIR Belgium will be holding four training courses in Autumn 2017: Bio-molecular data-mining, Functional Plant Bioinformatics, Python for data processing, and Fundamental data skills for data-driven research. More information and registration.

Developing a strategy for computational lab skills training through Software and Data Carpentry

Quality training in computational skills for life scientists is essential to allow them to deliver robust, reproducible, and cutting-edge research. ELIXIR has adopted a well-established and progressive programme of computational lab and data skills training from Software and Data Carpentry, aimed at increasing the number of skilled life scientists and building a sustainable training community in this field. Recently, Aleksandra Pawlik (New Zealand eScience… Continue reading

ELIXIR announces initial list of Core Data Resources and Deposition Databases

On 25 July 2017, ELIXIR has published the initial list of ELIXIR Core Data Resources. These are data resources of fundamental importance to the life science community and the long-term preservation of biological data. The ELIXIR Core Data Resources serve as a mark of the highest quality in infrastructure service provision and will drive ELIXIR’s discussions with funders and policy-makers… Continue reading

FAIR workshop on 14 September

On 14 September 2017, the Netherlands eScience Center organises a workshop for researchers and policy makers on FAIR data in Amsterdam. FAIR data refers to data being Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable, with the goal to make science more transparent, efficient and accessible. It is expected that the FAIR principles will increasingly be used by funding agencies and institutes in the… Continue reading

Nature Genetics editorial: Data models to GO FAIR

On 28 June 2017, the scientific journal Nature Genetics published an editorial calling for submissions containing linked open data models that embody and extend the FAIR principles: “This journal and Scientific Data are calling for submissions containing linked open data models that embody and extend the FAIR principles: that data should be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable by both humans and machines.… Continue reading

Groningen Techcentre for Life Sciences: towards the first local DTL

DTL is a network of Dutch life sciences professionals that jointly develop an interconnected research infrastructure. Our focus is on FAIR data treatment, accessible high-end technologies, and expert training: Data, Technologies, and Learning. People at Groningen University and UMCG are now establishing a local version of the national DTL network. Dr Morris Swertz, Dr Salome Scholtens, and Dr Marina de… Continue reading
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