Focus meeting to kick-start Dutch cBioPortal community

cBioPortal users and developers are invited to the first Dutch cBioPortal Focus meeting. The online event is organized by Health-RI and DTL and will be held on September 9th. It will be the first official cBioPortal community meeting and will help cBioPortal users and IT-developers to get the most out of their platform. You can find more information on Health-RI’s site.

Data Stewards Interest Group meets again on July 7th and 9th 2020

The DTL Data Stewards Interest Group (DSIG) recently had an interesting community meeting about the topics COVID-19 research and data management plans. This Netherlands based community (which is open for international participation as well) regularly meets to exchange knowledge and experiences, a.o. via Special Interest Groups on sub topics. We have a next (extra) meeting on July 7th (covering COVID-19… Continue reading

New focus groups on training at the Research Data Alliance (RDA)

Research Data Alliance’s (RDA) Interest Group ‘Education and Training on Handling of Research Data (ETHRD-IG)’ just started focus groups on training materials. The focus lays on minimal documentation/metadata, extended documentation/metadata and training material repositories. You are invited to join the meetings and contribute to the output.

Upcoming Covid-19 webinars

ZonMw organises webinars on FAIR data management tailored to COVID-19 research. The aim is to involve data professionals and researchers to make valuable data from COVID-19 research reusable. Join the next webinars on June 18, June 22, June 25 and July 6! Continue reading

Open Science ambassadors in Life Science

Join a 16-week long personal mentorship & training program for Open Science ambassadors in Life Science. Are you an early stage researcher with a project idea ranging from creating an open data, developing open source software, writing an open publication, facilitating team culture movements, advancing open educational resources to other new ideas? All applications -irrespective of the stage of the… Continue reading

ELIXIR-NL participating at the ELIXIR All Hands 2020

Lots of participants from ELIXIR-NL are present at the virtual All hands meeting from ELIXIR starting today June 8-10th. Evangelia A. Papoutsoglou presents ‘Building upon an existing standard for better plant phenomics data FAIRness’ and Egon Willighagen ‘ELIXIR and Toxicology: a community in development’.  In the mini-symposium FAIRification for knowledge management, Celia van Gelder is presenting the terms4FAIRskills initiative. Furthermore… Continue reading

ELIXIR’s FAIR Training working group published a paper in PLoS Computational Biology – ‘10 Simple Rules for Making training materials FAIR.’

Imagine you’d want to produce a new bioinformatics training course or update an existing one.  However, appropriate materials are scattered across different repositories, siloed in their home institutions and/or lack the metadata required to re(use) them. This is a classical problem which can be tackled by FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) principles. The ELIXIR working group on FAIR training… Continue reading

ELIXIR launches new EU Project — Beyond One Million Genomes (B1MG)

ELIXIR kicked off the Beyond One Million Genomes (B1MG) project which is funded by Horizon 2020.  22 signatory countries are working together to ensure that the declaration of cooperation ‘Towards access to at least 1 million sequenced genomes in the EU by 2022’ (also known as the ‘1+ Million Genomes’ initiative (1+MG)) will become reality.  This will ultimately improve disease… Continue reading