• 25-07-2014

    Successful first edition of 'Bring Your Own Data' workshop at DTL

    On 24 and 25 June 2014 the first of hopefully a long series of Bring Your Own Data (BYOD) parties took place in the context of the ELIXIR pilot for a broader data FAIRport. The BYOD workshops are conceived as a low barrier approach to get data owners acquainted with the possibilities opened by 'functionally interlinking' their data with other important datasets.

  • 09-07-2014

    New NLeSC board of directors appointed

    New board appointed after advice from mid-term review

  • 03-07-2014

    NLeSC Strategic Technology Partner Martin Kersten Wins Award

    Prof Martin Kersten wins 2014 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award

  • 03-07-2014

    BBMRI-NL2.0 receives €10M NWO funding

    BBMRI-NL2.0, the collaboration of BBMRI-NL, CTMM-TraIT (Center for Translational Molecular Medicine, Translational Research IT project) and EPI2 (European Population Imaging Infrastructure), stands to receive € 9,843 million from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), as part of the National Roadmap Large Research Facilities.

  • 02-07-2014

    Netherlands contribute € 12M to design of the Square Kilometre Array

    A consortium consisting of ASTRON and the Universities of Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden and Nijmegen has been awarded 12M€ for their participation in the design of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The SKA will be the world's largest and most powerful radio telescope.

  • 12-06-2014

    ‘Summer in the City’ starts measuring in Amsterdam City Center

    Researchers from our Summer in the City project have placed over 30 small weather stations in Amsterdam to measure temperature and humidity in the city center. The weather stations are powered by solar panels and contain measurement instruments and a communication device to send the data directly to the researchers.

  • 05-06-2014

    Symposium provides broad and interesting overview of data visualization field

    On Monday 2 June the Netherlands eScience Center organized the Data-Driven Visualization Symposium at the KNAW headquarters Trippenhuis in Amsterdam. The day provided a broad overview of the state of the field of data visualization today.

  • 04-06-2014

    Vogel Het Uit (eEcology) on Dutch Television Ned 2

    On Wednesday evening, 19.20 hrs on Nederland 2, our eEcology project will appear in the Dutch television show 'Melk en Honing.

  • 03-06-2014

    Ben van Werkhoven's Work Honoured at International Computing Symposium

    Last week the paper “Performance Models for CPU-GPU Data Transfers” authored by Ben van Werkhoven, Jason Maassen, Frank Seinstra, and Henri Bal was selected as one of two runners-up for the Best Paper Award at CCGrid 2014 in Chicago, IL, USA. CCGrid is one of the major international forums for sharing recent research results in the fields of high-performance and distributed computing.

  • 03-06-2014

    Spirited Kick-off NLeSC eHumanities Projects

    On May 26th 2014 NLeSC organized an all hands kick-off meeting for the ehumanities projects granted in Q4-2013. After introductions by Patrick Aerts and Sally Wyatt, the six projects presented themselves. The program finished with a lively panel discussion between the project principal investigators and the NLeSC escience engineers.


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