How we work
We bring scientists together from 23 countries and 220 research institutes. Our goal is to make life science data easier to find, share, aggregate and analyse.
Each country that is a member of ELIXIR has a "Node". A Node is the collection of research institutes that work for ELIXIR in that country. The Node institutes run national services and support local users. The European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) is also a Node, but is an international organisation rather than a country.
Platforms bring together experts from Nodes to develop ELIXIR’s technical vision and coordinate its technical activities.
Communities bring together experts to develop ELIXIR’s vision and coordinate its activities within a particular life science domain.
Focus Groups are informal groups that look at topics of emerging interest for ELIXIR.