ELIXIR International Strategy describes the current ELIXIR activities of international relevance, and planned implementation actions to reinforce ELIXIR’s global significance and impact. In the context of this document, the term ‘International’ means ‘beyond Europe’, with ‘Europe’ defined as the countries of the European Research Area (ERA) .
The Strategy is framed around four main objectives:
- scale-up the international user base of ELIXIR’s Services,
- improve bioinformatics services and promote global standards,
- expand membership in ELIXIR beyond Europe, and
- ensure that ELIXIR is recognised as an infrastructure of global relevance, and a partner of choice by intergovernmental organisations.
ELIXIR’s activities are articulated around UN Sustainable Development Goals. Research infrastructures indeed play a critical role in supporting bioinformatics applications in the fields of health (e.g. personalised medicine), food security (e.g. aquaculture) and the environment (e.g. pollution), which have significant societal and economic benefits.
If you wish to get involved, contact Dr. Corinne Martin, ELIXIR External Relations Officer: