DTL and Helis Academy launch a FAIR data stewardship course for ‘wet lab’ scientists

Within the Helis Academy project, DTL organizes a FAIR data stewardship course. This course will introduce ‘wet lab’ scientists (from industry and academia) to important concepts on data handling (data stewardship). A general introduction to the data life cycle, the FAIR principles and a definition of data stewardship will be part of this 3-day course. It will take place in… Continue reading

Interdisciplinary consortia can submit proposals for NWO’s ‘Research along routes by Consortia 2019’ by May 9th 2019

Interdisciplinary consortia, covering any of the 25 themes of the ‘Dutch National Research Agenda’, can apply for funding through NWO’s second call NWA-ORC 2019. Initiatives, aligning with the NWA-ORC program, need to be submitted by May 9th. The deadline for pre-proposals is June 6th 2019. Pre-proposals should fulfill the three criteria of i) high quality research, ii) high quality consortium… Continue reading

Submit your ‘Big Science’ proposal by May 9th to the eScience Centre (eTEC-BIG)

Are you a researcher dealing with the complexity of big data, or are you in need of data analytics, professional data management and/or related computational methods (‘Big Science’)? To address compute-intensive and/or data-driven research problems you can apply for funding from the Netherlands eScience Center. The deadline for the submission of pre-proposals is Thursday 9 May 2019 and Thursday 29… Continue reading

Upcoming HPC workshops organised by SURFsara and ELIXIR-NL

SURFsara in collaboration with ELIXIR-NL and DTL is organising two High-Performance Computing workshops targeted at life science researchers. Both workshops will take place in Utrecht in SURF offices. “Cluster Computing for Life Sciences” is a two-day workshop on 23-24 April 2019. On the first day, participants will learn the basics of the Unix shell and how to work on the… Continue reading

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.