The Ministry OCW, NWO (Earth and Life Sciences) and the University of Amsterdam have agreed (OCW letter, dd. 30/8/2012) to jointly make funds available that allow the Netherlands to become member of LifeWatch.
The Netherlands will be focusinf their activtis on two components:
The construction of the LifeWatch Common Facility in the Netherlands, coordinated by the University of Amsterdam (UvA), based on the agreement of the Ministry OCW, NWO and the UvA.
Activities of the LifeWatch consortium of the Netherlands (universities, research institutions, data providers, curators) that will develop in-kind contributions to the construction, operating on the basis of a consortium agreement.