About Training and Education

Modern life sciences call for advanced data and technological expertise. Researchers and programmers need training to acquire such skills. The DTL-associated professionals jointly identify training needs and develop new courses. Our searchable Course Overview enables you to quickly locate the course that you need for your research.

DTL’s training and education activities are incorporated in the ‘DTL Learning programme’. This programme has four action lines:

  1. developing courses
  2. people
  3. course overview
  4. outreach

Developing courses
The DTL-associated professionals identify training needs and develop new courses in collaboration with the partner institutes and research schools such as the Dutch Research School on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (BioSB). The efforts are aligned with European (ELIXIR Training) and global (Goblet) training initiatives. Inspect our 2016 DTL Learning/ELIXIR-NL Training poster to learn more.

Topics and themes that we are currently working on include:



The training needs of modern life scientists extend beyond the borders of technologies (e.g., proteomics, bioinformatics, imaging), life sciences sectors (e.g., agro, health), ESFRIs, and countries. The DTL Training and Education activities bring together the training expertise of public and private parties in the life sciences in the Netherlands. In addition, we align our efforts with initiatives in Europe (ELIXIR) and abroad (e.g.,  GOBLET, RDA-CODATA). The DTL Learning Interest Group was started in 2014 to realise a comprehensive strategy and portfolio of training and education related to life sciences data and technology. Our activities are open to all and we welcome new collaborations. Read more.

DTL Course Overview
The DTL Course Overview provides a structured overview of courses, trainings and workshops offered by the DTL partners and other organisations, which can be searched by keywords and tags. It is automatically transferred to the European training portal TeSS.

We stimulate and extend existing public outreach initiatives of the DTL partners. Read more.

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