ISMB 2018

Fri 6 July 2018 to Tue 10 July 2018

ELIXIR is sponsoring this event. 

ISMB brings together scientists from computer science, molecular biology, mathematics, statistics and related fields. Its principal focus is on the development and application of advanced computational methods for biological problems.

ISMB 2018 provides an intense multidisciplinary forum for disseminating the latest developments in bioinformatics/computational biology, fostering fresh dialogues and perspectives to learn about and shape the future of the field. With intensified community involvement form the ISCB Communities of Special Interest (COSIs), ISMB is the leading conference in the field, with the strongest scientific and technical program that showcases the best international developments in bioinformatics and computational biology.

ELIXIR Special Session at ISMB 2018

Public life sciences data resources are ubiquitously used in biology, biotechnology, pharma and many other domains: they are essential for the global research community. However, the growth in size and use of these resources contrast with funding uncertainty. These global resources are dependent on narrow and short-term national and charitable funding sources and there is a risk of losing key resources or of having key resources retreat behind paywalls.

This session will introduce the ELIXIR Core Data Resources, the proposed Coalition for Core Data Resources, and a number of large data resources, with the goal of introducing the concept of core data resources and the challenges of sustaining the global life sciences infrastructure with a time horizon measured in decades rather than years.

See also: Data Platform