ELIXIR is featured in OECD’s report ‘Building digital workforce capacity and skills for data-intensive science’.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a report which provides an overview over the human resource requirements for data-intensive science. It points out which challenges and training needs (still) exist.  The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical importance of data-intensive science and the need to strengthen the digital capacity and skills of the scientific enterprise as… Continue reading

The COVID-19 pandemic reveals the importance of metadata standards

“For all those who publish original data, provide a clear description of your data” says Max Roser, program director of “Our World in Data”, a global database on testing for COVID-19 from the University of Oxford. The COVID-19 crisis has painfully highlighted the importance of maximizing the reusability of data. Descriptions of data are known as metadata. It is an… Continue reading

EOSC FAIR working group ‘How to move from FAIR principles to FAIR practice?’ needs your feedback

The EOSC FAIR working group needs your feedback on ‘How to move from FAIR principles to FAIR practice?’ In the working group’s webinar session last week, many questions about the recently developed reference list and report were asked, as well as on the process to create these. All of the questions, even the ones that could not be addressed during… Continue reading

Focus meeting to kick-start Dutch cBioPortal community

cBioPortal users and developers are invited to the first Dutch cBioPortal Focus meeting. The online event is organized by Health-RI and DTL and will be held on September 9th. It will be the first official cBioPortal community meeting and will help cBioPortal users and IT-developers to get the most out of their platform. You can find more information on Health-RI’s site.

Data Stewards Interest Group meets again on July 7th and 9th 2020

The DTL Data Stewards Interest Group (DSIG) recently had an interesting community meeting about the topics COVID-19 research and data management plans. This Netherlands based community (which is open for international participation as well) regularly meets to exchange knowledge and experiences, a.o. via Special Interest Groups on sub topics. We have a next (extra) meeting on July 7th (covering COVID-19… Continue reading

New focus groups on training at the Research Data Alliance (RDA)

Research Data Alliance’s (RDA) Interest Group ‘Education and Training on Handling of Research Data (ETHRD-IG)’ just started focus groups on training materials. The focus lays on minimal documentation/metadata, extended documentation/metadata and training material repositories. You are invited to join the meetings and contribute to the output.

Upcoming Covid-19 webinars

ZonMw organises webinars on FAIR data management tailored to COVID-19 research. The aim is to involve data professionals and researchers to make valuable data from COVID-19 research reusable. Join the next webinars on June 18, June 22, June 25 and July 6! Continue reading

Open Science ambassadors in Life Science

Join a 16-week long personal mentorship & training program for Open Science ambassadors in Life Science. Are you an early stage researcher with a project idea ranging from creating an open data, developing open source software, writing an open publication, facilitating team culture movements, advancing open educational resources to other new ideas? All applications -irrespective of the stage of the… Continue reading