Our efforts to shape policy
ELIXIR, as a public-funded research infrastructure, provides high quality bioinformatics resources. In support of their long-term sustainability, we work to increase the visibility of ELIXIR with, and its appreciation by, funders and policy sphere more broadly.
Since 2012, we have kept a record of key actions to engage with a range of policy stakeholders, including the European Commission, the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD), national governments and funding bodies, the G7 and the United Nations (the World Health Organisation and UNESCO in particular). These actions include policy briefs, position papers, consultation responses, presentations, attendance at meetings, expert group membership, etc. Access the full visualisatisations in tableau. Support from the EU-funded ELIXIR-CONVERGE project.
Outcomes of our efforts to shape policy
In parallel and as proxy for ELIXIR’s public value, we track mentions of ELIXIR, its projects, resources and key achievements, in policy documents, reports, guides for grantees, funding calls, etc. Our manual tracking is complemented by the Overton database, the world’s largest searchable index of policy documents, guidelines, think tank publications and working papers. We are proud that funding bodies increasingly mention and even recommend ELIXIR resources in their Open Science policies and guides for grantees. Access the full visualisatisations in tableau.