A distributed infrastructure for life science information

ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data being generated by publicly funded research. It coordinates, integrates and sustains bioinformatics resources across its member states and enables users in academia and industry to access services that are vital for their research. See About us.


ELIXIR services make it easier to discover, store, and analyse life science data.


ELIXIR’s activities are divided into five areas called 'Platforms'.

EU Projects

ELIXIR both collaborates in and coordinates EU projects. 


Communities develop services that are specialised for particular life science domains.

Industry support

ELIXIR works with industry and SMEs to help them access life science datasets, tools, training and standards.


You can view many of ELIXIR's peer-reviewed papers and posters on its F1000 Channel.

Implementation Studies

ELIXIR also runs one-off short-term projects called Implementation Studies.