Health-RI and DTL at the eScience Symposium Digital Challenges in Open Science (21-11-2019)

Health-RI & DTL will host a session Open Science- Health & Life Sciences within the National eScienceCenter Symposium 2019 Digital Challenges in Open Science on Thursday 21-11-2019 in Amsterdam. Better sharing and (re)use of health data has the potential to significantly impact research and to revolutionize health care, for example by combining it with novel artificial intelligence approaches. Still, significant… Continue reading

Professionalizing FAIR Data Stewardship in the life sciences: defining job criteria & skills

Within the life sciences more and more data is generated and research often requires sharing and combining data. Personalized medicine is a prominent example where data from different disciplines need to be combined to determine the best treatment for an individual. Think about combining vastly different data from health records, pharmaceutical treatment history, research findings and dietary intake, to name… Continue reading

SME Forum “distributed data analysis – the (health) data train” 10-11 October 2019 in Utrecht

Are you a researcher or professional in the healthcare sector or in agrifood, biotech or nature preservation collaborating with colleagues outside your organisation? Are you facing challenges in working with data generated outside your own lab? Are you involved in making data management and data sharing more effective in your organisation? Or are you just interested to learn more about… Continue reading

The Netherlands shows its broad participation in ELIXIR at the ELIXIR All-Hands meeting in Lisbon

From 17 to 20 June 2019 the ELIXIR All-Hands meeting took place in Lisbon. In the meeting participants looked back at their successful activities within the last four years of the EU-funded EXCELERATE H2020 infrastructure project. It was also a forward-looking event, focusing on the next 5 years of the scientific programme. There were plenary sessions with keynotes, but also… Continue reading

How FAIR are European data resources?

ELIXIR Netherlands, together with ELIXIR groups from the UK, Italy and Sweden, as well as the European Bioinformatics Institute in the UK (EMBL-EBI), have recently finished an implementation study investigating how FAIR European Core Data Resources are. European data resources are fundamentally important to the field of life sciences. Core Data resources you might be familiar with as a scientist… Continue reading

Call for proposals for ‘Enabling Technologies Hotels’

ZonMw & NWO have opened the 5th funding call in the framework of the ‘Enabling Technologies Hotels’ (ETH) program that is run in close collaboration with DTL. Scientists from a Dutch public research organization within Life Sciences and Health (LSH), Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials can apply for funding to get access to advanced life sciences technologies… Continue reading

First steps towards a standardized terminology for (future) FAIR data stewards- a work in progress

What are the competencies, skills and knowledge data stewards need to have to make and keep data FAIR? On 20-21 May 2019, representatives of the research data community (including DTL members) came together to make the first steps towards a standardized terminology describing FAIR stewardship skills. When mature, this will have a variety of use cases, including: (i) assisting with… Continue reading

Call for Nominations for the 2019 WDS ‘Data Stewardship Award’

Early career researchers can now be nominated for the World Data System ‘Data Stewardship Award’ until 29 July 2019. This annual prize rewards the improvement of scientific data stewardship through (1) engagement with the community, (2) academic achievements, and (3) innovations. More information can be found here.

Researchers can now gain access to Enabling Technologies Hotels (ETH) within the calls ‘Microplastics & Health’, ‘Photosynthesis’ and ‘Green III’

ZonMw and NWO initiated embedding access to Enabling Technologies Hotels (ETH) into the calls ‘Microplastics & Health’, ‘Photosynthesis’ and ‘Green III’. This pilot paves the way to include access to hotels into even more calls from ZonMw and NWO in the years to come. A regular ETH call is expected to open this summer. Once more information is available, it… Continue reading