An ELIXIR Node is a collection of research institutes within a member country. ELIXIR Nodes run the resources and services that are part of ELIXIR.

Each Node has a lead institute that oversees the work of that Node. For example, ELIXIR Norway's lead institute is the University of Bergen. The other institutes in the Node are the University of Oslo, the University of Tromsø, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

If you would like to contact your local Node, choose the Node from the list below. Each Node page has a "contact" section, so just contact your Node using the details you find there.

The Nodes build on the strengths of the scientific communities of that country. Norway, for example, has leading research centres in marine biology, so ELIXIR Norway provides services focused on marine metagenomics and fish genomics.

EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) is an intergovernmental organisation so it is the only Node that is not associated with a country.

List of Nodes

The dates show when each country joined ELIXIR. Cyprus, Austria and Romania are not yet members of ELIXIR. They are observers and are working towards full membership (see How countries join and establish a Node).

EMBL logo EMBL (June 2013) UK flag UK (Sept 2013) Sweden flag Sweden (Sept 2013) Switzerland flag  Switzerland (Oct 2013)
Czech Republic flag Czech Republic (Nov 2013) Estonia flag Estonia (Dec 2013) Norway flag Norway (Jan 2014) Netherlands flag Netherlands (Feb 2014)
Denmark flag Denmark (Mar 2014) Israel flag Israel (May 2014) Portugal flag Portugal (July 2014) Finland flag Finland (Sept 2014)
France flag France (Oct 2015 as
Provisional Member)
Belgium flag Belgium (Nov 2015) Italy flag Italy (Jan 2016) Slovenia flag Slovenia (Feb 2016)
Luxembourg flag Luxembourg (July 2016) Ireland (July 2016) Germany (Aug 2016) Hungarian flag Hungary (Jan 2017)
Spain flag Spain (Oct 2017) Greece flag Greece (Feb 2019) Cyprus flag Cyprus (observer) Cyprus flag Austria (observer)
Romanian flag Romania (observer)          

Explore the Nodes

Use the map below the find out the institutions that make up each Node.

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  • Orange pin: institute within a Node
  • Star: lead institute within a Node
  • Red pin: institute in an Observer country