ELIXIR Communities bring together experts across Europe to develop standards, services and training within specific life science domains. The Communities also provide feedback on the Platform services, which helps ensure these services are practical and useful.

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Human Data

Develops long-term strategies for managing and accessing sensitive human data.

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Rare Diseases

Supports the development of new therapies for rare diseases.

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Marine Metagenomics

Develops a sustainable metagenomics infrastructure to nurture research and innovation in the marine domain.

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Plant Sciences

Develops an infrastructure to facilitate genotype-phenotype analysis for crop and tree species.

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Provides the resources, analysis tools and infrastructure to help metabolite identification.

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Develops and maintains sustainable proteomics tools and data resources.

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Fosters a Galaxy community in Europe, together with Galaxy resources and training.

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Human Copy Number Variation

Aims to make it easier to detect, annotate and interpret human Copy Number Variations (hCNVs).

Getting involved

If you would like to get involved with the work of the Communities please see the individual Community pages or contact the ELIXIR Communities Coordinator John Hancock (john.hancock[at]elixir-europe[dot]org).

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The Human Data, Marine Metagenomics, Plant Sciences and Rare Disease Communities began in 2015 as Use Cases funded by the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE grant. The ELIXIR-EXCELERATE grant will provide the funding for these Communities until the end of the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE grant in August 2019. Additional activities in these Communities are funded through the budget of the ELIXIR Hub and carried out through Implementation Studies.