Boost Your Visibility – Improving F of FAIR for Dutch Training and Data Resources through Bioschemas

On February 7 and 8 DTL and ELIXIR Netherlands will organise a workshop/hackathon for content providers of Life Science resources such as proteins, samples, beacons, tools and training events and materials in Utrecht, The Netherlands. During the event you can learn how your to make your resources rank higher on Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search pages, how to receive… Continue reading

Call for abstracts BioSB 2019 conference

The 5th Dutch Bioinformatics and Systems Biology conference (BioSB 2019) will be held on April 2-3 at Congrescentrum De Werelt in Lunteren. You can submit an abstract for an oral presentation in one of the parallel topical sessions at the conference. The extended submission deadline is February 8! The BioSB 2019 is organised by the BioSB research school together with… Continue reading

Data Carpentry Genomics workshop in Wageningen

DTL and ELIXIR-NL are organising a Data Carpentry Genomics workshop on February 5-6, 2019 at the Wageningen University & Research (WUR). Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience. The focus of this workshop will be on working with genomics… Continue reading

Communication in Life: brand new life sciences congress

Together with almost twenty researchers, all from different disciplines, NWO is organising the very first edition of Life on 28 and 29 May 2019 in Bunnik: a brand new, unique, national congress covering the Dutch Life Sciences in the widest sense of the word, from femtometer to kilometer, from cell to planet. Life is meant to connect senior and junior… Continue reading

Hackathon to integrate the ELIXIR Data Stewardship Wizard with other ELIXIR resources

On December 4-6, 2018 the ELIXIR Data Stewardship Wizard team (ELIXIR-CZ, ELIXIR-NL) welcomed the FAIRsharing, TeSS (both ELIXIR-UK) and ELIXIR-SI eLearning Platform – EeLP (ELIXIR-SI) teams to the beautiful city of Prague during the “Mikuláš” (Dutch “Sinterklaas”) celebrations, to take part in a hackathon to share information and work towards interoperability and integration between ELIXIR resources. An external services integration framework… Continue reading

Interview with Bas Teusink (VU): take research data management seriously

Recently Prof Bas Teusink, Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines and Systems (AIMMS) of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, was interviewed about research data management. In the interview Bas Teusink emphasizes to take research data management seriously and to organise discipline specific support. The interview was published on the website of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

ENPICOM receives subsidy for R&D partnership project

DTL Partner ENPICOM and Glycostem receive MIT Zuid subsidy to support their R&D partnership project of over half a million euro to develop technology to predict the outcome of an NK-cell-based immunotherapy treatment. On December 6, DTL partner ENPICOM B.V. and Glycostem Therapeutics BV, announced that their joint MIT Zuid R&D partnership subsidy has been granted. The aim of the… Continue reading

Ethical, legal and social implications of preventative medicine

Preventative medicine is not without costs, and not just financial ones. Genetic testing, in particular, raises difficult questions. The upcoming Health-RI Conference (Jan 17, 2019) on P4 Medicine explores some of the issues. At first sight, preventative medicine looks like a no-brainer. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. In reality, however, preventative medicine can lead to difficult… Continue reading

Dutch Ministry of Health sees perspectives for FAIR and Personal Health Train to employ data to serve health

In close consultation with the health care and research field, Dutch Minister of Medical Care and Sports Bruno Bruins has developed a vision how data can be employed to serve health. November 15th, he has shared his vision with the Dutch Parliament.  <Klik hier voor Nederlandstalige versie> In his letter to the Parliament Bruins writes: “Employing data for health needs… Continue reading