Watch the video about Health-RI, the single National Infrastructure for Personalized Medicine & Health Research in the Netherlands.


Vision on Open Science

BBMRI supports Open Science: an umbrella term for a technology and data driven systemic change in how researchers work, collaborate, share ideas, disseminate and reuse results, by adopting the core values that knowledge should be reusable, modifiable and redistributable.

One fundamental requirement for Open Science is that all research data and the associated tools and services should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (i.e. FAIR). However, securing the ‘technicalities’ needed for optimal reuse is necessary, but not sufficient. The entire method of scientific research is in rapid transition, as is shown in the movie below.

The movie depicts the vision of BBMRI and its partners (listed at the end) how this transition is happening: Open Science Movie



World-renowned Dutch experts in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and data integration & analysis have launched the Netherlands X-omics Initiative. This initiative aims to radically improve technological approaches to study biomolecules such as DNA, RNA, proteins and metabolites. This will help researchers understand the fundamentals of life, which is crucial to unravel mechanisms of health and disease.