ELIXIR Finland

The ELIXIR Node in Finland is hosted at CSC - IT Center for Science. Node provides cloud and storage resource and training for life sciences, with integrated computational access to very large biological data resources. 

Examples of life science use cases support by ELIXIR Finland : http://www.elixir-finland.org/en/publications-and-reports/

All CSC services: http://research.csc.fi

Services are targeted towards biomedical organisations and evolved with the development of the European e-Infrastructure (GÉANT for research network, European Grid Infrastructure EGI.eu and PRACE for computing and EUDAT for data).

Node provides flexible infrastructure for bioinformatics data analysis and service providers and can be used to host tools and build topical data services and software environments. It provides support to BBMRI and EATRIS, such as through a secure virtualised platform for sensitive Finnish biobank data.

The Finnish biomedical data resources are collections and registries from the Finnish population that are being organised and digitised by the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) and the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and will become available via BBMRI.fi. National biomedical data interoperation and interpretation with the reference data of ELIXIR provides a use case for molecular level genetic diagnostics of, for example, heart diseases, cancer and obesity. 

Legal, ethical and privacy requirements for enabling research on biomedical data require solutions for researcher authentication and authorisation. ELIXIR Finland and ELIXIR Czech Republic are commissioned by ELIXIR to operate ELIXIR Autentication and Authorisation Infrastructure. REMS service by the Finnish ELIXIR site is a unique tool of the ELIXIR AAI that enables coordination of resource access rights in collaboration between the data service providers and data access granting bodies.

CSC - IT Center for Science has the Biomedinfra.fi consortium agreement with the Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine FIMM and National Institute for Health and Welfare THL. Consortium provides opportunities to build reference genetic data resources and analyse large human genome sequence variation for translational medical research.

The hardware is hosted by CSC and connected via Finnish research and university network (Funet).

Head of Node

Tommi Nyrönen
Tommi Nyrönen
(CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd.)

Technical Coordinator

Jarno Laitinen
Jarno Laitinen
(CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd.)

Training Coordinator

Eija Korpelainen
Eija Korpelainen
(CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd.)

Deputy Head of Node

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Ilkka Lappalainen
(CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd.)

Node Coordinator

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Jesse Oikarinen
(CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd.)

Contact: 

Finnish ELIXIR Center

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