Webinar series: National bioinformatics communities in ELIXIR

Thu 24 September 2020, 10:00 to Tue 6 October 2020, 12:00

The three-part webinar series is aimed at researchers working in universities and research institutes in Romania. It presented the structure of ELIXIR and the benefits of ELIXIR membership to research organisations and individual researchers.

The webinar is specifically targeted at Romanian research community. If you would like to organise a similar event for researchers in your country, please contact Andrew Smith, ELIXIR Head of External Relations, at andrew.smith [at] elixir-europe.org.

Session 1: Opportunities for collaboration and funding

24 September 2020

The first session introduced the ELIXIR infrastructure, its structure and the different types of collaboration activities members of ELIXIR Nodes can get involved. It also explained how researchers from outside of ELIXIR can engage with the ELIXIR and contribute to ELIXIR initiatives. The session also presented experiences from other ELIXIR Nodes, highlighting funding and training opportunities.

Session 2: Collaboration in human genomics and translational data

29 September 2020

The second session presented the ELIXIR Human Data Communities and highlighted some of ELIXIR initiatives in this area. The topics to be discussed include Federated data infrastructure or ELIXIR contribution to COVID-19 research.

Session 3: Collaboration in Plant sciences

6 October 2020

The third session presented the ELIXIR Plant Science Community and the tools and services it develops. The presentations covered findability and integration of plan genetic data, metadata standards, or data management for plant phenotyping projects.