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G7 Science Ministers suggest policy guidelines related to Open Science

The G7 Science and Technology Ministers have released a communiqué with science policy guidelines. These include suggested guidelines on FAIR Data treatment and open science. Read the full communiqué. The Science Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, met in Venaria on 28… Continue reading

Sneak preview Enabling Technologies Hotels Call response

The latest Enabling Technologies Hotels Call closed on 29 August 2017. Dr Sander Hougee, Programme Officer Life Sciences and Health at ZonMw, gives a sneak preview of the response to the call. Technology Hotels are expert groups that offer their high-end technologies and the associated expertise and infrastructure to researchers who do not have access to such facilities at their home institute. Life scientists can… Continue reading

ELIXIR announces initial list of Core Data Resources and Deposition Databases

On 25 July 2017, ELIXIR has published the initial list of ELIXIR Core Data Resources. These are data resources of fundamental importance to the life science community and the long-term preservation of biological data. The ELIXIR Core Data Resources serve as a mark of the highest quality in infrastructure service provision and will drive ELIXIR’s discussions with funders and policy-makers… Continue reading

About ELIXIR-NL

DTL acts as the Dutch node of ELIXIR, the European data infrastructure for the life sciences. ELIXIR-NL is building a digital environment to make life science research data accessible and exchangeable. Our focus is on the FAIR Data principles (i.e., research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable for both humans and computers). ELIXIR-NL is an open network of bioinformatics groups in the Netherlands.… Continue reading

Looking back on the 5th National DNA Lab Day

The 5th edition of the National DNA Lab Day for Dutch high school teachers took place on 7 April 2017. The event attracted 150 participants.  The DNA lab day was organised by the ‘Reizende DNAlabs’ (DNA labs on the road). These are mobile practicals that educate high school students about DNA, genes, genomics, and the latest research techniques. The project has been… Continue reading

FAIR Metrics Group

How FAIR is your data ? The FAIR Metrics Group is collaborating with a broad set of stakeholders to define metrics enabling both qualitative and quantitative assessment of the degree to which online resources comply with the 15 Principles of FAIR Data  as they were originally stated in the “The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship“. Founding… Continue reading

Enabling Technologies Hotel call 2017 open

ZonMw has just opened the ‘Enabling Technologies Hotels Call 2017’. Life science researchers can apply for funding to get access to the high-end equipment and expertise of 120+ public and private Technology Hotels that are listed on the DTL website. “With a EUR 1.8 million budget, the 2017 programme has twice the budget of the previous call,” says Dr Sander Hougee,… Continue reading

Open science in Ireland

In January 2017, the DTL FAIR Data team delivered a FAIR data workshop at the Irish Health Research Board (HRB) in Dublin. “As one of the major research funders in Ireland, we value research data as an important output of scientific research. But we do not have deep knowledge about data stewardship. We learned that the Dutch team has conducted a lot… Continue reading

ELIXIR All Hands meeting 2017

WORKSHOPS INTEROPERABILITY & TRAINING   On Thursday March 23, 2017 two workshops will be organised at the All Hands meeting of ELIXIR in Rome by the Interoperability and Training Platforms. Both workshops offer a half-day programme, which together form a full day with contributions related to FAIR principles and Data Stewardship. However, participants can also register separately for each half-day… Continue reading
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