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

Personal Health Train

The Personal Health Train (PHT) aims to connect distributed health data. The idea is to move an algorithm around to where data are stored, instead of moving the data to a central place. This helps ensure privacy protection. The video below explains how the PHT works.

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 FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR). However, securing the ‘technicalities’ needed for optimal reuse is necessary, but not sufficient. The entire method of scientific research is in rapid transition. The movie depicts the vision of BBMRI and its partners on how this transition should happen.


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.