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National resources: Belgium


An overview of data management services provided by ELIXIR Belgium can be found on the ELIXIR Belgium website. Details about national guidelines, tools and resources can be found at RDM Guide.

The Flemish Government approved the Flemish Open Science policy plan and the establishment of the Flemish Open Science Board (FOSB). The mandate of the FOSB is to develop the policy on Open Science and to advise on how to spend the resources that will be used for this purpose.

FOSB is the strategic steering body of the Flemish Research Data Network (FRDN), a network of 36 Flemish research performing organizations that collaborate on Open and FAIR data. FRDN supports individual institutions to implement the Open Science policy of the Flemish government, and to connect with international initiatives, such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

Funders and assistance

In line with European funders, Belgian research funders require Data Management Plans (DMP) and support Open Science. Consult the funders’ webpage and their policy about data management and Open Science.

Tools and resources

Tailored to users in Belgium

Developed and/or deployed by institutions and organisations in Belgium.

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RDM Guide

RDM Guide describes Belgian data management guidelines, resources, tools and services available for researchers in Life Sciences.

Researcher Data Steward
Galaxy Belgium

Galaxy Belgium is a Galaxy instance managed by the Belgian ELIXIR node, funded by the Flemish government, which utilizing infrastructure provided by the Flemish Supercomputer Center (VSC).

Researcher Data analysis

This instance of DMPonline is provided by the DMPbelgium Consortium. We can help you write and maintain data management plans for your research.

Data Steward Researcher Data management plan

PIPPA, the PSB Interface for Plant Phenotype Analysis, is the central web interface and database that provides the tools for the management of the plant imaging robots on the one hand, and the analysis of images and data on the other hand.

Plant Phenomics Plant sciences Data Steward Researcher Research Software Engi... Tool info

Belnet is the privileged partner of higher education, research and administration for connectivity. We provide high-bandwidth internet access and related services for our specific target groups.

Data Steward Researcher Research Software Engi... Data transfer
Flemish Supercomputing Center (VSC)

VSC is the Flanders’ most highly integrated high-performance research computing environment, providing world-class services to government, industry, and researchers.

Data Steward Research Software Engi... Data analysis Data storage

Belgium contributes to

Institutions and organisations in Belgium are actively involved in the development of the following tools and resources.

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A data Management Platform for organising, sharing and publishing research datasets, models, protocols, samples, publications and other research outcomes.

NeLS Plant Phenomics Microbial biotechnology Plant sciences Documentation and meta... Data storage Tool info

Open, web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research. Whether on the free public server or your own instance, you can perform, reproduce, and share complete analyses.

Marine Metagenomics Single-cell sequencing Data analysis Data provenance Data storage Tool info Training

WorkflowHub is a registry for describing, sharing and publishing scientific computational workflows.

Galaxy Data analysis Data provenance Tool info Standards/Databases Training
ENA upload tool

The program submits experimental data and respective metadata to the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA).

Data brokering

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