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A shared data infrastructure for biomedical research

Handling scientific data responsibly requires a great deal from investigators. The data volume has increased enormously and the requirements placed on handling them are becoming increasingly strict. This applies to requirements regarding privacy, but also to those regarding the use and reuse of data. Research data must be collected, stored, processed, analysed and archived and, what is more, shared with others. Fortunately, some generic solutions for these challenges are available, i.e. research infrastructures, which have been set up to facilitate the handling of scientific data. These research infrastructures comprise not only technical facilities (hard and software), but also focus on quality assurance processes and expertise development of investigators and administrators.


The Netherlands Federation of UMCs has developed this handbook to promote good data stewardship at...

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January 10, 2018

Health-RI presents business plan to create one national infrastructure for health research

On December 8, 2017, Health-RI presented its ambitious business plan during the annual conference.

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The UMCs and many collaboration partners are participating in the Data4lifesciences programme.

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