New National Roadmap 2021 presented

On September 8, 2021 Minister van Engelshoven (Education, Culture, Science) received the new National Roadmap for Large-Scale Infrastructure 2021. In the new Roadmap nine groups present their proposals for investments in a large-scale research infrastructure for the next 10 years. In the domain Life and Health sciences four groups have been identified: green life sciences, life sciences & enabling technology,… Continue reading

BioSB 2021 – looking back on a successful online edition

We were delighted to meet over three hundred people from both academia and industry during the two-day BioSB 2021 conference on June 15 and 16. Just like last year, BioSB 2021 was held online. The program included many interesting topics and we again were very pleased to see so many excellent talks and presentations. The keynote lectures by Kathleen Marchal, Edda… Continue reading

Vacancy DTL Projects: Bioinformatician/Data Steward

Are you joining our team to strengthen FAIR data stewardship and analysis in Dutch life sciences research? Are you experienced in data interoperability in life sciences research? Here is your chance to join our team and help build the capacity in FAIR-based data stewardship in the DTL and Health-RI network.   Towards a national FAIR-compliant data infrastructure for life sciences… Continue reading

Dutch government pledges to invest 68,5 million into Health-RI

The Dutch government is investing 68.5 million euros from the National Growth Fund to advance Health-RI’s national health data infrastructure. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of an integrated national health data infrastructure. Health-RI, together with many partners, including the university medical centers, can now further develop the infrastructure needed to securely store, combine and make health data accessible… Continue reading

Discover a new Research Data Management tool: ELIXIR’s RDMkit

The ELIXIR-CONVERGE Research Data Management kit (RDMkit) is an online guide containing good data management practices applicable to research projects from the beginning to the end. Developed and managed by people who work every day with life science data, the RDMkit offers guidelines, information and pointers, organised in many different ways, to help you with problems throughout the data’s life… Continue reading

Professionalising data stewardship with competences, training and education- A Dutch roadmap towards national implementation of FAIR data stewardship

As part of the National Programme Open Science (NPOS), the Professionalising data stewardship in the Netherlands report was recently published. This report provides arguments for urgent decisions and activities to ensure adequate data steward capacity in the Netherlands, in order to realise the ambitions for Open Science.  How are Open Science and FAIR data connected? The Dutch National Programme Open… Continue reading

DK and NL featured in Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) as use cases for data stewardship

How do Denmark and the Netherlands look at the roles and stakeholders in the data stewardship landscape?  Surprisingly similar.  Both countries have done extensive work to professionalise data stewardship and are highlighted in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) (p.128). These efforts could serve as the basis for the EOSC Skills agenda… Continue reading

Upskilling (young) professionals in Data Analysis and Data Stewardship – the Helis Health and Life Sciences Academy

Are you a professional working in training and capacity building in institutes, research projects or companies? Are you a policymaker or funder? Then join this virtual event 15 March 2021, 13.00 -17.00 CET. In the context of the Helis Academy, and as part of its data analysis and stewardship (DAS) program, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Dutch Techcentre for Life… Continue reading