Karel Luyben awarded honorary doctorate from Strathclyde

Recognising his contribution to universities of science and technology, including his “pre-eminent leadership”, Karel was honoured during graduation ceremonies. On 21 June 2022, the University of Strathclyde awarded former President Karel Luyben with an honorary doctorate for services to higher education, science and innovation. Professor Duncan Graham (Associate Principal & Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science) provided an introductory speech… Continue reading

Save the Date! | 29 November 2022

Mark your calendar to ensure your place at the first FAIR Data Day! This in-person event revolves around the central theme: Reusing data to advance science, showcasing inspirational examples and bringing together communities.  Join your peers, researchers, data stewards and research software engineers to exchange and learn more about the advantages of reusing data in daily research practice.  The FAIR Data… Continue reading

FAIR Data in Medical Research: Incorporating the FAIR Principles in the Research Data Life Cycle

On April 22nd 2022, Martijn Kersloot defended his PhD thesis in Amsterdam. Kersloot wrote his thesis, entitled ‘FAIR Data in Medical Research: Incorporating the FAIR Principles in the Research Data Life Cycle’, under the supervision of promoters professor Ameen Abu-Hanna and Dr. Ronald Cornet and co-promotor Dr. Derk Arts. With his thesis, Kersloot aimed to incorporate the FAIRification steps into… Continue reading

Guidelines for software management plans

The Netherlands eScience Center and NWO, the Dutch Research Council, have taken the initiative to form a working group to develop (national) guidelines for software management plans. This working group – composed of five experts in research software, representing different research organizations in the Netherlands, and roles within those organizations – started their work in December 2021. With input from a… Continue reading

ELIXIR-CONVERGE June 29 FAIR hackathon to create lesson plans

Please register & help us find experts by sharing the invite. We would love to have Dutch Life Sciences & Health data stewards (and alike) on board. Help us create lesson plans for life sciences research organisations to advance their data stewards’ and researchers’ FAIR skills. Audience: Everyone willing to work on joint lesson plans on how to implement FAIR… Continue reading

Workshop “Software that Makes you Proud: SMPs”

We’re excited to announce that the Netherlands eScience Center and NWO are organizing a workshop “Software that Makes you Proud: SMPs”, taking place on 9 June 13:00 – 16:00 (online). The aim of this workshop is to test and discuss the recently developed national guidelines for software management plans (SMPs) with use cases from the research community. See below for more information. We’d like… Continue reading

Course update BioSB

The upcoming BioSB HotTopics session focuses on the highly interesting topic “Computational Immunology” and its application in immune responses of challenging diseases. We’ve invited a number of experts to speak about utilizing and advancing Computational Immunology. We invite you to participate in the discussions and express your opinion or your insights, thus promoting the idea of HotTopics. Speakers: Rob de Boer (Utrecht University): Modeling and… Continue reading

Partner Advisory Committee May, 2022

The primary role of DTL as public-private partnership is to establish a collective national platform for Digital Life Sciences. In this role, DTL connects experts in research and infrastructure initiatives in the field struggling with similar challenges related to data management and shared use to help overcome these challenges in the many fields of life sciences and health and related… Continue reading

SURF Research Support Champions 2022: Sarah Coombs, Serkan Girgin, Michèle Huijberts

The SURF Research Support Champions 2022 are Sarah Coombs (Saxion University of Applied Sciences), Serkan Girgin (University of Twente) and Michèle Huijberts (Leiden University Medical Centre). The winners were announced during SURF Research Week, the annual event where research and IT meet. “In fact, all the research supporters nominated by their colleagues this year are winners,” stresses jury president Ron… Continue reading

NWO Open Science in Practice webinar

Did you miss last week’s NWO Open Science in Practice webinar? We had two wonderful talks presenting two projects in the area of open tools for data enrichment and visualization. The recording is available and is well worth watching: https://www.nwo.nl/en/open-science-practice-webinar-seriesThe third webinar in the series will be on Thursday, 2 June 2022, 15:00 – 16:00 CEST. This time, we will have:·         Anna-Lena… Continue reading