ELIXIR Netherlands

ELIXIR Netherlands represents the Dutch Node within ELIXIR. It is hosted and coordinated by the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL), a public private partnership that aims to establish a world-class technology infrastructure to enable next generation life sciences research across life science sectors.

Data interoperability - one of the focal topics of ELIXIR Netherlands - is concerned with this functional interlinking of core resources and new data sets. The goal is to make all these data FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable for both people and computers. 

The high performance computing and storage required to handle ‘big data' is another focus area of ELIXIR Netherlands. The Dutch Node will offer e-infrastructure expertise and service capacity, and will join forces with notably ELIXIR Finland, EMBL-EBI and others.

ELIXIR Netherlands leverages extensive experience and capacity in bioinformatics training built up within Dutch groups. The training and continuous education of much needed data specialists is the third focal topic of the Dutch Node, again working closely with the other ELIXIR Nodes and with global initiatives such as Goblet. 

Born as a networked node focussing on the common challenges of research data, DTL involves academic groups and industry across life sciences sectors. In the framework of the ELIXIR Node, we keep an open eye on excellent services that emerge from within the Dutch community, and will link them to the ELIXIR-NL portfolio when feasible. Besides, we closely align our activities with those of Dutch nodes in neighbouring ESFRI initiatives, such as BBMRI, EATRIS, Euro-BioImaging, as well as with e-science initiatives (e.g. PRACE, EGI).

Head of Node

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Jaap Heringa
(Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTLs))

Technical Coordinator

Rob Hooft
Rob Hooft
(Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTLs))

Training Coordinator

Celia van Gelder
Celia van Gelder
(Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTLs))

Contact: 

ELIXIR-NL

Participating institutes

Lead institute

Services