Discover a new Research Data Management tool: ELIXIR’s RDMkit

The ELIXIR-CONVERGE Research Data Management kit (RDMkit) is an online guide containing good data management practices applicable to research projects from the beginning to the end. Developed and managed by people who work every day with life science data, the RDMkit offers guidelines, information and pointers, organised in many different ways, to help you with problems throughout the data’s life… Continue reading

Professionalising data stewardship with competences, training and education- A Dutch roadmap towards national implementation of FAIR data stewardship

As part of the National Programme Open Science (NPOS), the Professionalising data stewardship in the Netherlands report was recently published. This report provides arguments for urgent decisions and activities to ensure adequate data steward capacity in the Netherlands, in order to realise the ambitions for Open Science.  How are Open Science and FAIR data connected? The Dutch National Programme Open… Continue reading

DK and NL featured in Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) as use cases for data stewardship

How do Denmark and the Netherlands look at the roles and stakeholders in the data stewardship landscape?  Surprisingly similar.  Both countries have done extensive work to professionalise data stewardship and are highlighted in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) (p.128). These efforts could serve as the basis for the EOSC Skills agenda… Continue reading

Upskilling (young) professionals in Data Analysis and Data Stewardship – the Helis Health and Life Sciences Academy

Are you a professional working in training and capacity building in institutes, research projects or companies? Are you a policymaker or funder? Then join this virtual event 15 March 2021, 13.00 -17.00 CET. In the context of the Helis Academy, and as part of its data analysis and stewardship (DAS) program, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Dutch Techcentre for Life… Continue reading

Highlights from ELIXIR-NL at the BioHackathon 2020

21 ELIXIR-NL participants actively contributed to the ELIXIR BioHackathon which took place online on 9-13 November 2020. In the Netherlands, partners within DTL’s network constitute ELIXIR-NL (the Dutch Node in ELIXIR), with DTL taking the coordinating role. Several highlights of Dutch participation in the different Biohackathon projects were: Improvements of the Data Stewardship Wizard (DSW)– the DSW now includes a… Continue reading

Fostering FAIR Data Practices in Europe: what DTL/ELIXIR-NL contributes to FAIRsFAIR

What is Fostering Fair Data Practices (FAIRsFAIR)? FAIRsFAIR- Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe- supports the board of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) with good (data) management of its services. EOSC was launched in 2016 to support the EU’s policy of Open Science. It aims to advance research data management by uniting existing and emerging European data infrastructures. Bundling… Continue reading

Recent developments around FAIR Data Stewardship presented at the FAIR Converge Symposium 2020

During the International FAIR Convergence Symposium organised by CODATA and GO FAIR CODATA and GoFAIR Nov 27 – Dec 4 DTL/ELIXIR-NL presented ongoing work advancing data stewardship training, skills and competences. Current developments in the Dutch National Program Open Science (NPOS) project F on ‘Professionalising data stewardship: Competences, training & education’ were summarized by Celia van Gelder. What’s more, Mijke… Continue reading