One of the aims of the Dutch CardioVascular Alliance (DCVA) is to strengthen cardiovascular research by increasing accessibility and reusability of existing and new data. For this, the DCVA is creating a national research infrastructure that facilitates cardiovascular science, allowing scientists to fully focus on excellent research to improve patient care.
This guide on research infrastructure can help you find the right services for composing your research proposal and executing your project. These services are offered by the Dutch CardioVascular Alliance and/or Health RI.
- Design and execution of clinical trials.
- Access to network for cardiovascular research and monitoring.
Development and assessment of a data management plan to structure the process of data collection, storage and access.
Development and implementation of a ‘User and Access Policy’ (i.e. access to the data during and after the project, data sharing policy and technical organization of data transfer).
- Implementation of the FAIR principles for data.
- Sustainable data storage based on high quality metadata and clear documentation.
Data collection and sustainable storage (clinical data, genetic data, imagery) including the technical infrastructure.
Metadata storage in international (cardiovascular) directories to increase the findability of your data.
Participation of cardiovascular healthcare professionals in research, policy and quality of health care.
Set up and management of cardiovascular patient registries for research and outcome measurements.
Participation of cardiovascular patients in research projects, policy and quality of health care
(Pre-)registration of animal experiments to prevent duplication and (publication) bias and stimulate transparency and data sharing.