Call for submission for ‘Tackling antibiotic resistance by reusing data and increasing FAIRness’

ZonMw has opened up a call for project ideas to reduce the burden of antibiotic resistance. The focus of this call is to reuse existing data (databases, collections) and thus improving the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability (FAIR) of data. In addition, projects, which aim to improve existing implementation (e.g. dosage, use of antibiotics) strategies or which analyze when and… 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

At the BCF Career Event on May 23rd DTL (as part of the Helis academy) will talk about training programs for 6 skill areas in demand in Life Science

Celia van Gelder from DTL will present joint efforts to train skills in six in-demand areas for life sciences at the BCF Career Event for Bio/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Food & Pharma. These areas are: Business Development, Good Manufacturing Practice, Evidence Based (Clinical) Testing, Data Analysis and Stewardship, Technology & Life Science and Product & Process design. Courses, internships and traineeships… Continue reading

Successful 5th BioSB conference on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

The BioSB research school offers a vibrant environment for the scientific education in integrative bioinformatics and systems biology. As these are core themes of DTL‘s ‘Learning Program’, DTL is actively involved in the BioSB research community. Together with multiple academic partners DTL further co-creates BioSB’s course portfolio and together with ELIXIR-NL, DTL (managed by Femke Francissen) also organizes BioSB’s yearly… Continue reading

DTL and Helis Academy launch a FAIR data stewardship course for ‘wet lab’ scientists

Within the Helis Academy project, DTL organizes a FAIR data stewardship course. This course will introduce ‘wet lab’ scientists (from industry and academia) to important concepts on data handling (data stewardship). A general introduction to the data life cycle, the FAIR principles and a definition of data stewardship will be part of this 3-day course. It will take place in… Continue reading

Interdisciplinary consortia can submit proposals for NWO’s ‘Research along routes by Consortia 2019’ by May 9th 2019

Interdisciplinary consortia, covering any of the 25 themes of the ‘Dutch National Research Agenda’, can apply for funding through NWO’s second call NWA-ORC 2019. Initiatives, aligning with the NWA-ORC program, need to be submitted by May 9th. The deadline for pre-proposals is June 6th 2019. Pre-proposals should fulfill the three criteria of i) high quality research, ii) high quality consortium… Continue reading