Looking back on the Single Cell Analysis BioSB HotTopics Meeting

On 21 September 2017, the BioSB HotTopics meeting on Single Cell Analysis took place at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). The meeting was organised by the Leiden Computational Biology Center and sponsored by the BioSB Research School, LUMC, and 10x Genomics. The meeting was attended by approximately 80 attendees and included four presentations covering different aspects of single cell data analysis: single… Continue reading

Maastricht University’s Institute of Data Science lands two major research projects on FAIR data

The Institute of Data Science (IDS) at Maastricht University is the only European research group invited to take part in an international research project led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) in the USA. “This will allow us to collaborate with the world leaders in translational research”, says Michel Dumontier, distinguished university professor of Data Science and… Continue reading

FAIR: Putting machine readability first

Barend Mons recently gave an interview about the FAIR principles and the GO FAIR initiative in the journal e-Data & Research. “The way science currently deals with the huge amounts of research data has to change. If you receive tax money for your research, you should take care of the data that you produce and facilitate reuse by others. The FAIR… Continue reading

Successful ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum on food, nutrition, and microbiome

Microbiome, food, and nutrition datasets have rapidly expanded as a result of advances in DNA sequencing and the rise of shotgun metagenomics and metabolomics. To help companies access and take advantage of this wealth of data, ELIXIR organised a two-day ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum on 9-10 October in Brussels, Belgium. Hosted by ELIXIR Belgium, the event attracted 90 participants,… Continue reading

Rare disease Summer School & BYOD: a report

In September 2017, the ELIXIR Rare Disease Use Case organised an International Summer School on Rare Disease and Orphan Drug Registries and a Bring Your Own Data workshop. The two events were organised and hosted by the National Centre for Rare Diseases – Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome. The organisation was supported by several organisations, including DTL and ELIXIR-NL. Read… Continue reading

Speakers Health-RI 2017 announced

Health-RI is organising its third annual conference in Utrecht on December 8th. At this year’s conference, you can learn how your research can benefit from a state-of-the-art biomedical research data infrastructure, be part of the effort to boost the value of existing and newly generated research and healthcare data, and understand how the Netherlands is gearing up for a collective… Continue reading

Integrating data to learn more

Phys.org recently published an interview with Katy Wolstencroft. She is an assistant professor in bioinformatics and computer science at Leiden University and an active contributor in DTL and ELIXIR-NL. “Tremendous amounts of data are generated in scientific research each day. Most of this data has more potential than we are using now. We just need to integrate and manage it better,”… Continue reading

G7 Science Ministers suggest policy guidelines related to Open Science

The G7 Science and Technology Ministers have released a communiqué with science policy guidelines. These include suggested guidelines on FAIR Data treatment and open science. Read the full communiqué. The Science Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, met in Venaria on 28… Continue reading

Working on data stewardship? Meet your peers on 1 December!

The National Coordination Point Research Data Management (LCRDM) and UKB working group Research Data are organising a networking meeting for colleagues working in the new data professions on 3 October 2017. Ingeborg Verheul of the LCRDM: “The 3 October event is fully booked. We are now preparing a similar but larger event on 1 December 2017. Information about the programme… Continue reading

Register for the 8 December Health-RI conference

DTL, ELIXIR-NL, BBMRI-NL, EATRIS, NFU, SURF, FMS, and Lygature cordially invite you to our Health-RI conference entitled Health-RI 2017: Empowering Personalized Medicine and Health Research “Towards a unified research data-infrastructure” When: 8 December 2017, 9:00 – 18:00 hrs Venue: Jaarbeurs Supernova, Utrecht Programme: https://health-ri.org/program-2017-0 Registration: https://health-ri.org/registration More information: https://health-ri.org/health-ri-2017 Health-RI aims to build one interconnected infrastructure for personalised medicine and health research. (Watch the video.)… Continue reading
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