DTL Communities@Work 2018

Jointly building life science data solutions

2 October 2018, Utrecht


On October 2nd 2018, we will organise the DTL Communities@Work conference in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

We invite all professionals working in de fields of life science and data science to participate and develop life science data solutions together. Life science domains covered range from biomedical & health to nutrition & agro, and from microbiology and industrial biotech to ecology & biodiversity.

DTL Communities@Work will offer an environment to convene and seed tangible collaborations on issues of FAIR data stewardship, data & ICT service infrastructures, data modelling & analysis.

The conference will feature interactive workshops organised in close collaboration with DTL partner communities on topics such as:

  • Learning from distributed data in Personal Health Train & Farm Data Train
  • Modelling the Human Metabolism
  • Designing a data services infrastructure for X-Omics projects and the Million European Genomes Alliance
  • Research Data Management in practice; from burden to benefit
  • Towards an informatics roadmap for biodiversity research
  • Machine learning in life science research
  • How to make research software FAIR
  • Building a training curriculum for FAIR Data Stewardship
  • Access to public funding for (inter)national collaboration

More details and a programme of the workshops will follow shortly!

Please contact us if your community would also like to organise a workshop as part of this event.

International keynote speaker C. Titus Brown (University of California, Davis) will speak about the NIH Data Commons: a vision to support sustainable and innovative knowledge production from the biomedical community. Read more

--> Second keynote speaker to be announced.

During the lunch break and the drinks session in the afternoon, several activities will be organised and there will be ample networking opportunities.

Registration required!

Registration is required. Participation will be free of charge for people working at DTL Partner organisations. For others we will ask a modest fee.

You can register here


DTL offers an open platform to connect with other life science professionals – scientists, technical experts, data experts, trainers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers – and improve your research and innovation by jointly building life science data solutions.

The conference is organised in close collaboration with communities and initiatives, built on the ambition to speak with one voice, co-create technology and infrastructures, drive policy-making, be trained and/or prepare for joint programmes.

DTL Communities@Work 2018 is organised by the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences in collaboration with other nationwide organisations: ZonMw, Health~Holland, RVO, ELIXIR-NL, BioSB, NMC, Health-RI, SURF, GO FAIR, DiSSCo, X-Omics, eScience Center, NIBI, read more



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