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National resources: Luxembourg

Introduction

On this page you will find an overview of data management resources available for the Luxembourgish life science research community. In addition to information provided here, the reader is advised to read the Research Luxembourg website, which describes the Luxembourg research landscape and developments.

Funders

Luxembourg’s main research funding body is the Fonds National de la Recherché (FNR). The FNR promotes open-access to scientific publication through its open-access fund. To increase the re-usability of research outputs the FNR adopts a research data management policy and expects all funded projects to prepare and implement Data Management Plans (DMP) in line with Science Europe guidelines. DMP guiding questions are provided in the FNR grant management system.

Regulations

Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD), through its Open Data Protection Laboratory (DaProLab), provides online guidance and information sessions on data protection for research.

Luxembourg’s National Research Ethics Committee (CNER) provides ethical oversight and individual assessment for research projects, particularly for the collection, use and secondary use of data/samples from human subjects.

Research infrastructures and resources

ELIXIR Lxembourg provides resources for life science data management, focusing on the areas of translational biomedicine data hosting, data protection, data FAIRification and reproducible research. ELIXIR Luxembourg provides the TransMed tool assembly to support research project with sensitive human data.

The Luxembourgish node of EATRIS provides services in translational medicine.

Luxembourg National Data Service (LNDS) is a government established organisation aiming to support and stimulate value creation from data in Luxembourg. LNDS provides a variety of data management and stewardship services to enable the secondary use of data. LNDS services are domain-agnostic and support the life sciences as well as other domains.

The Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg (IBBL) is a not-for-profit institute and the national biobanking platform hosted within the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH). IBBL provides a full range of biobanking services to the biomedical sector including the industry, academia and EU consortia.

University of Luxembourg’s High-Performance Computing Platform (ULHPC) and the EuroHPC Joint Intitiative’s MeluXina supercomputer offer HPC capabilities for Luxembourg researchers, public sector and the industry.

Tools and resources

Tailored to users in Luxembourg

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

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learning.DSW

A training instance of Data Steward Wizard (DSW), which has the FNR and the DPIA templates.

Data Stewardship Wizard
Data management plan
DPMRoadmap @ ELIXIR Luxembourg

This instance of DMPOnline is provided by ELIXIR Luxembourg and has FNR template for Data Management Plan (DMP).

DMPRoadmap
Data management plan
Luxembourg Covid-19 data portal

The Luxembourgish COVID-19 Data Portal acts as a collection of links and provides information to support researchers to utilise Luxembourgish and European infrastructures for data sharing.

Data sensitivity

Luxembourg contributes to

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

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FAIR Cookbook

FAIR Cookbook is an online resource for the Life Sciences with recipes that help you to make and keep data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR)

TransMed Compliance monitoring ... Tool info Training
DAISY

Data Information System to keep sensitive data inventory and meet GDPR accountability requirement.

TransMed Human data GDPR compliance Tool info Training
Data Catalog

Unique collection of project-level metadata from large research initiatives in a diverse range of fields, including clinical, molecular and observational studies. Its aim is to improve the findability of these projects following FAIR data principles.

TransMed Standards/Databases Training
DPIA Knowledge Model

A DSW knowledge model guiding users through a set of questions to collect information necessary for a research project Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA).

Human data GDPR compliance

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