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Workshop Software Licensing and Valorization

Date: Friday, May 25, 2012
Fee: free of charge

We invite you to the workshop Software Licensing and Valorization, which will be held on May 25, 2012 at the SURF Foundation in Utrecht.
This thematic day is organized together with NMC and Technology Transfer Offices.

The workshop, starting at 11:00, is open to people from outside of the NBIC consortium. If you are interested in joining and are not normally part of these NBIC meetings, we ask you to register through the form below so that we can make sure to keep you informed and to organize the right size of meeting room.

If you have a project that you would like to discuss in one of the two afternoon discussion sessions, please contact us immediately.


10:30 Registration & coffee/tea
11:00 Welcome and purpose, by Merlijn van Rijswijk and Rob Hooft
11:05 Agenda and ground rules
11:10 Presentation - What is copyright and what can a license do?, Rob Hooft
11:50 Presentation - License choice and valorization, Merlijn van Rijswijk
12:10 Presentation - Sustainability, Rob Hooft
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Case study 1 - Panter: from closed to open!, Mathijs Kattenberg
13:55 Case study 2 - MetiTree: from closed to open?, Michael van Vliet
14:20 Coffee/tea
14:30 Case study 3 - *Abel: Open source, and now?, Lennart Karssen
14:55 Case study 4 - Licensing of workflows, Reinout van Schouwen
15:20 Parking lot
15:25 Evaluation
15:30 Drinks (until 16:00)


Hojel City Center, Building D
Gr. v Roggenweg 340
3531 AH Utrecht

Telephone: +31(0)30-234 66 00
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Organising committee

  • Dr. Rob Hooft, Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre  (NBIC)
  • Dr. Merlijn van Rijswijk, Netherlands Metabolomic Centre (NMC)
  • Dr. Celia van Gelder, Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC)


Yes, I would like to join this meeting!