ELIXIR Scientific Programme 2014-2018

Scientific Programme cover

ELIXIR's first five year programme guided the implementation of ELIXIR until 2018.

The eight strategic objectives of the ELIXIR Programme were to: 

  • Establish a distributed infrastructure that scales with the challenge
  • Secure and deliver the core data resources underpinning life science research
  • Provide discoverable tools, services and connectors to drive data access and exploitation
  • Provide robust technical platforms and clouds for secure data access, data exchange and compute
  • Develop and maintain standards for data management, reuse and integration
  • Partner with user communities in a sustainable manner to ensure high and lasting impact
  • Close the computational biology skills gap through a comprehensive training programme for professionals
  • Support innovation in “big-data biology”