Castor EDC news: PhD student and MyConsent Module

In September 2017, Martijn Kersloot started his PhD programme at DTL partner Castor EDC. Martijn will develop a scalable solution for standardising medical research data, both retrospective and prospective. Derk Arts (CEO of Castor EDC): “We invite the other DTL partners to contact us if they want to become involved in this project.” Castor has also announced that its dynamic consent… Continue reading

ENPICOM featured in GenomeWeb

On 13 September 2017, ENPICOM was featured in a GenomeWeb article. The online magazine talked about ENPICOM’s growing role in the immunotherapy-support space and includes highly positive quotes from a leading immunotherapy drug developer, Kite Pharma EU. GenomeWeb is an independent online news organisation based in New York. Since 1997, GenomeWeb has served the global community of scientists, technology professionals, and executives who use and develop… Continue reading

Biomarker conference on 6 October

The Biomarker Development Center organises a conference ‘Validation of Biomarkers – Bridging the innovation gap through integrated technologies’ on 6 October 2017 in De Doelen in Rotterdam. You can visit the conference website here. This meeting will bring together experts from Analytical and Technology Sciences, Clinical Chemists, and Medical Research to present their data and exchange information on topics related to Biomarker… Continue reading

Cancer omics Bring Your Own Data workshop: a report

UMC Utrecht and DTL organised a cancer omics Bring Your Own Data (BYOD) on 6-8 June 2017 in Utrecht. Four Cancer Genomics Center datasets were made FAIR and we demonstrated the advantages of interoperability. Read the full report written by Daphne van Beek. About BYODs At a BYOD workshop, experts assist you in making your research data FAIR. The main goal of these three-day events is to make… Continue reading

Personal Health Train in LSH Knowledge and Innovation Agenda

In August 2017, the Dutch Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH), launched its Knowledge and Innovation Agenda 2018-2021. This strategic document describes LSH’s health and care ambitions for the next four years. The agenda mentions that ‘many Dutch LSH highlights are famous worldwide, including the upcoming Dutch ICT-breakthrough innovation of the Personal Health Train that incorporates the FAIR principles adopted by the… Continue reading

FAIR workshop on 14 September

On 14 September 2017, the Netherlands eScience Center organises a workshop for researchers and policy makers on FAIR data in Amsterdam. FAIR data refers to data being Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable, with the goal to make science more transparent, efficient and accessible. It is expected that the FAIR principles will increasingly be used by funding agencies and institutes in the… Continue reading

Call for Proposals Amazon Research Awards: deadline 15 September

Full-time faculty members of institutions in North America and Europe granting PhD degrees in fields related to Machine Learning are eligible to apply for Amazon Research Awards. The deadline for proposals is September 15, 2017, 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Recipients will be announced by December 15, 2017. Read more.

Data4lifesciences symposium: 11 September in Utrecht

With speakers from the heart of the Data4lifesciences programme, the upcoming Data4lifesciences symposium promises to be a vibrant networking event as well as an inspiring showcase of the programme’s first results. You are kindly invited to join this symposium on 11 September 2017 in the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. The Data4lifesciences programme aims to realise an integrated research data infrastructure interconnecting the… Continue reading

Take part in ELIXIR webinars

ELIXIR webinars take place every third Wednesday of the month and present one particular project, service or tool offered through ELIXIR or ELIXIR partners. Recent webinars presented the ELIXIR industry programme, the Omics Discovery Index – platform for searching -omics datasets from multiple sources and the US NIH Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR). Upcoming are the ELIXIR Data Platform (20 September… Continue reading

F1000 paper: Train-the-Trainer pilot

The ELIXIR Training Platform has presented the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train-the-Trainer pilot programme in an article published in the ELIXIR F1000Research channel. Read more about ELIXIR and its Dutch node on the dedicated section of our website. One of the main goals of the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project is to support a pan-European training programme to increase bioinformatics capacity and competency across ELIXIR Nodes. To… Continue reading