About Training and Education

Modern life sciences call for advanced data and technological expertise. Researchers and programmers need training to acquire such skills. By gathering in a national network, the DTL-associated professionals can identify training needs and develop new courses. DTL’s 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
By gathering in a national network, the DTL-associated professionals can identify training needs and develop new courses. This is done in collaboration with the partner institutes and research schools such as the Dutch Research School on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (BioSB, offering training at the PhD and postdoc level). The efforts are aligned with European (ELIXIR Training) and global (Goblet) training initiatives. Inspect our DTL Learning/ELIXIR-NL Training poster (2016) to learn more.

Topics and themes that we are currently working on include:

data-related-training

 

People
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 (‘DTL Learning programme’) 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.

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

Resources and links