The ELIXIR Beacon - 2017

In January 2017, ELIXIR extended its collaboration with GA4GH to further drive the development and implementation of the Beacon technology across ELIXIR Nodes. This study complated a number of tasks: 

  • Establish the network of ELIXIR Beacons 
  • Development of new features
    • Tiered access (Open, Registered, Controlled) 
    • Handover directly to the data resource 
  • Added security measures to attract stakeholders with more sensitive data sets while minimising risks to individual privacy,
  • Increaseed strategic partnering with national data owners to enable data flow to the Beacon service

This work is coordinated by the ELIXIR Human Data Community which has seen Beacon v1.0 adopted as a GA4GH Standard. This Implementation Study is now complere, there are full details in the end report, which forms part of an ongoing series of Studies: 


1 September 2015 to 31 December 2017

Nodes involved: