This 2 hour online event aims to provide ELIXIR Nodes with an opportunity to influence international engagement as part of the upcoming ELIXIR Programme for 2024-2028. The event’s outputs will also strongly influence the 2022 update of ELIXIR’s International Strategy as part of ELIXIR-CONVERGE Task 4.3.
By ‘international’ we mean:
- International organisations and initiatives that are strategically relevant to ELIXIR and whose scope typically extends well beyond Europe. These include the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), the Global Biodata Coalition, the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training (GOBLET), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Research Data Alliance (RDA), the Group of Senior Officials (GSO) on global Research Infrastructures, and many others.
- Countries and sibling national-level research infrastructures within and beyond Europe which are not ELIXIR Members, yet with which we currently have (e.g. the Australian BioCommons), or would be willing to build, strong relations, with or without ELIXIR Membership on the cards.
During the event, we will not dive into the details of who is doing what - rather, this will be a high-level consultation on the value of current efforts and mechanisms for international engagement, considering both international organisations and initiatives, as well as priority regions and countries. Then and looking to the future, we want your feedback on where our efforts should be focused and why (i.e. benefits to ELIXIR), and on possible mechanisms and resources to support our collective ambition.
Who is it for?
Anyone part of ELIXIR and who has an interest in international engagement in the context of ELIXIR’s work (and see ‘Scope’ above), whether or not they are involved in the ELIXIR-CONVERGE project. Joining instructions will be sent upon registration (these will be moderated so as to ensure that all attendees are part of ELIXIR).
Not available on this day? You are invited to corinne.martin [at] elixir-europe.org (subject: Please%20send%20me%20the%20link%20to%20the%20MURAL%20wall, body: I%20wish%20to%20contribute%20to%20the%20consultation%20on%20International%20engagement%20-%20please%20send%20me%20the%20link%20to%20the%20MURAL%20wall.) (contribute to the MURAL wall).
ELIXIR Members should feel free to mention the consultation to external collaborators and stakeholders. To contribute, they may contact corinne.martin [at] elixir-europe.org (subject: Programme%20consultation%3A%20International%20engagement) .
Outputs including slides, minutes, the MURAL wall and a copy of the recording will be made available here (requires login).
|14:00||Welcome, housekeeping, introduction to the event, Andrew Smith, Head of External Relations|
|14:10||Developing the ELIXIR Programme for 2024-2028 (working title), Jerry Lanfear, Head of Strategy|
|14:25||Key elements of ELIXIR’s International Strategy, Corinne Martin, Senior Impact Officer|
Introduction to the collaborative exercise using MURAL, Joana Wingender, Administrative Officer
Facilitated plenary discussion around a set of questions related to engagement with:
... facilitated by Corinne Martin, Joana Wingender and Andrew Smith
|15:50||Concluding remarks, Jerry Lanfear|
Please note: the event will be recorded and made available on the ELIXIR Intranet here (requires login). Please contact corinne.martin [at] elixir-europe.org if you have any issue with this.