Parallel Session 1

Hands-on workshop: data management tools for translational research

Together with TraIT, BBMRI-NL and DTL

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Biomedical researchers in 2016 are also data stewards, responsible for data collection,
analysis, and reusability. Such responsibility and accountability for data is often summarized in the acronym FAIR data: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

To help translational researchers with their data stewardship task, collaborating research infrastructures in The Netherlands have been implementing and maintaining a broad set of solutions.

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to see these solutions in an informal setting. There are no lengthy classroom lectures. Instead, you will acquire hands-on experience across a broad set of solutions, from Clinical to Imaging to Genomics – including strategies for data integration. Not only will you be able to follow generic tutorials, but you will have the opportunity to process your own data and tackle your own data issues. The sessions will be led by experts in the field.


  • OpenClinica (Clinical Data, eCRF)
    Facilitators: Marinel Cavelaars (The Hyve/TraIT) / Jacob Rousseau (NKI/TraIT) / Jolanda Strubel (The Hyve, TraIT)
  • XNAT (Imaging, DICOM)
    Facilitator: Marcel Koek (Erasmus MC/BBMRI-NL) / Adriaan Versteeg (Erasmus MC/BBMRI-NL/TraIT)
  • Molgenis Biosample Catalogue
    Facilitator: David van Enckevort (UMCG/BBMRI-NL)
  • How to make your data FAIR
    Facilitators: Luiz Olavo Bonino (DTL), Rajaram Kaliyaperumal (LUMC), Andrew Stubbs (ErasmusMC)
  • tranSMART data Integration
    Facilitators: Mariska Bierkens (NKI/TraIT) / Jochem Bijlard (The Hyve/TraIT)

Participants will have the opportunity to follow all of the workshops

About the organizers
This workshop session is organized by Rita Azevedo & Jan-Willem Boiten (Lygature) on behalf of a number of research infrastructures collaborating within the new national research infrastructure for personalized medicine & health (Health-RI):

  • TraIT – Translational research IT
  • BBMRI-NL – The national facility for the collection, management and sharing of biosamples, images and data
  • DTL – The Dutch Techcentre for the Lifesciences

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