4TU.Centre for Research Data launches data funds

4TU.Centre for Research Data has introduced two funds to support researchers in their research data management: the Data Refinement Fund and the Data Paper Fund. The Data Refinement Fund offers researchers a budget to make their valuable research data available online. With the funding, researchers can refine their data for proper discoverability and reusability, for example, by adding metadata and… Continue reading

BioSB 2017 conference: a report and pictures

The 3rd edition of the Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology conference (BioSB 2017) was held on 4-5 April 2017. The conference had a record number of participants: over 400 researchers and students visited the conference, representing almost every Dutch university and UMC, as well as various research institutes and companies. Photos are available in the photo gallery The conference programme featured keynote lectures, parallel… Continue reading

DATA2PERSON – Big Data & Health call open

NWO has opened the ‘DATA2PERSON – Big Data & Health’ call, where consortiums of academics and public-private parties can apply for funding for the development of effective, efficient, and responsible personal empowerment methods that promote a healthy society in the future. Visit the NWO website for practical details. The Personal Health Train team is planning to form a consortium related to this call. Matchmaking event: 22… Continue reading

Train-the-trainer in clinical bioinformatics and best practices workshop 3-5 July Cambridge UK

An ELIXIR EXCELERATE Train-the-Trainer in Clinical bioinformatics and HEE best practices workshop will be held in Cambridge UK, 3-5 July 2017. The aim of the course is to provide new trainers with guidance and tips for developing and delivering training in bioinformatics to clinical audiences. This will be followed by a best practices workshop, providing an opportunity for people already involved in… Continue reading

20 April 2017: ONT Nanopore sequencing Hot Topics meeting

On 20 April 2017, the BioSB research school will organise a ‘Hot Topics meeting‘ about Nanopore sequencing. The goal is to bring expert users together and promote information sharing and collaboration within the Netherlands and beyond. This meeting will be the first in a series of BioSB HotTopics meetings, which were previously organised by the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre. Recently, nanopore sequencing has revolutionised the sequencing arena. In the… Continue reading

25 April 2017: Workshop Future of Metabolomics in ELIXIR

ELIXIR-NL and ELIXIR-DE are jointly organising a one-day strategic workshop on the ‘Future of Metabolomics in ELIXIR’ on 25 April 2017 at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. This is done in collaboration with the PhenoMeNal H2020 e-infrastructure project and the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre. The programme is designed to allow same-day travel in and out. The workshop will build on the outcomes of a… Continue reading

Towards a FAIR TranSMART tool

In addition to Bring Your Own Data workshops (which focus on making research data FAIR), DTL regularly organises so-called ‘FAIR data hackathons‘. These events aim to make research tools FAIR. On 16 february 2017, a FAIR data hackathon was organised for the TranSMART tool of DTL partner the Hyve, which enables  scientists to store, analyse, and browse their data. Read more.

IOS Press Celebrates 30th Anniversary

DTL partner IOS Press, publisher of scientific, technical and medical books and journals, celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. Friends and colleagues came together on the 4th of April for a mini-symposium in Amsterdam venue De Balie to commemorate this special event. The rest of the week was filled with social events and meetings with IOS Press’s collaborators. Read more.  … Continue reading

New funding opportunities Netherlands eScience Center

The Netherlands eScience Center invites you to apply for funding and support in any aspect of eScience and the utilisation of e-infrastructure to address a scientific challenge. The following new funding calls have opened: Accelerating Scientific Discovery Call (ASDI), inviting researchers in domains such as Environment & Sustainability or Life Sciences & eHealth to apply for funding. Joint eScience and… Continue reading

Creating a Bioinformatics and Data Stewardship Service Center: a report of the Focus Meeting

On 9 March 2017, DTL organised a Focus Meeting ‘Creating a Bioinformatics and Data Stewardship Service Center’. The meeting established a dialogue among the bioinformaticians that are involved in setting up or managing a bioinformatics facility at their institute. An important goal of the meeting was to ensure we do not all develop different approaches to data stewardship and do not waste… Continue reading
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