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Towards better findability: Bioschemas meets Schema.org

On 7 July 2021, Schema.org included five Bioschemas types for representing life sciences data in its latest release. This update signifies an important step towards developing web markup in the life sciences. It will improve the findability of many web...Read more
Posted: Thu 8 July 2021

Statement of condolences for Professor Jaroslav Koča

It is with great sadness that ELIXIR announces the passing of Prof Jaroslav Koča. Jaroslav was a distinguished figure of Czech science and structural biology. He represented the Czech Republic in the ELIXIR Board for almost seven years and was...Read more
Posted: Wed 7 July 2021

ELIXIR in 2020: a story of collaboration, innovation and preparedness

ELIXIR publishes its 2020 Annual Report, detailing the scientific developments achieved in unprecedented times. This year’s report showcases the impact of ELIXIR’s activities in various areas, including COVID-19, thanks to a community of experts and trusted relationships with key stakeholders...Read more
Posted: Thu 6 May 2021

ELIXIR funds seven new life science data projects

Seven new Community-led Implementation Studies were launched on 1 June 2021 covering a diverse range of topics across a variety of life science disciplines. Collectively these projects were awarded €1.5 million, funded through ELIXIR’s Core budget, and will run until...Read more
Posted: Fri 25 June 2021

ELIXIR’s largest ever community meeting

For the second year, the ELIXIR All Hands meeting has taken place virtually. With over 500 registered attendees and 24 guests from as far as Australia and the United States, ELIXIR has turned the constraint of lockdowns and a ban...Read more
Posted: Fri 18 June 2021

Exploring and monitoring COVID-19 variants with Galaxy

Galaxy Europe has developed a pipeline to automatically create COVID-19 variant information and statistics from raw sequencing data generated by COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK). The results are used to create simple and interactive visualisations so that everyone can explore...Read more
Posted: Fri 7 May 2021

ELIXIR Hub welcomes three new members of staff

We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new members of staff at the ELIXIR Hub. Peter Maccallum joins as the new Chief Technical Officer, and Katharina Heil as the new Communities Coordinator. Melissa Konopko joins us in a...Read more
Posted: Thu 1 April 2021

ELIXIR-CONVERGE releases the RDMkit to make research data management simple

Today, the ELIXIR-CONVERGE project releases one of its main outputs — the RDMkit. Developed and managed by those who work daily with life science data, this research data management kit provides a comprehensive guide with best practices applicable to projects...Read more
Posted: Tue 30 March 2021

Latest Innovation and SME forum sows the seeds of agritech collaboration

Creating technological solutions to agriculture’s biggest problems is a complex practice. Plants grown for agriculture exhibit huge diversity both within and between species; something which can also be influenced by environment and geography. In addition, trying to combat multiple different...Read more
Posted: Mon 22 March 2021

BioHackathon Europe 2021 project call open — an invite to industry

Do you have a bioinformatics project just waiting to be kick-started? Do you need specific expertise to fine-tune or diversify your newest tool or pipeline? Now is the time to submit your project ideas for BioHackathon Europe 2021. The BioHackathon...Read more
Posted: Mon 1 March 2021

Four new ELIXIR Recommended Interoperability Resources

After a comprehensive internal and external evaluation process, ELIXIR announces four new Recommended Interoperability Resources (RIR). The BioImage Informatics Index (BIII), FAIRtracks, OmicsDI and PLAZA have joined the list alongside the existing ten. Recommended Interoperability Resources are ELIXIR services considered...Read more
Posted: Mon 15 February 2021

Rhea, Reactome and Cellosaurus acquire ELIXIR’s highest quality label for databases

In December 2020, Rhea , Reactome and Cellosaurus became ELIXIR Core Data Resources, receiving ELIXIR’s highest quality, sustainability and reliability label for databases. Becoming a Core Data Resource ELIXIR utilised an independent panel of reviewers to scrutinise and evaluate all...Read more
Posted: Thu 24 December 2020

ELIXIR-CONVERGE receives further funding to accelerate the Federated EGA amid COVID-19 data sharing needs

The European Commission amended the ELIXIR-CONVERGE grant on 26 November 2020 to provide additional funding for ELIXIR to implement the Federated EGA ( European Genome phenome Archive ). The extra €1.3 million for this task will have a special focus...Read more
Posted: Tue 1 December 2020

First virtual BioHackathon Europe a success

2020, an unprecedented and surprisingly successful year for BioHackathon Europe Over 300 people attended the 2020 BioHackathon Europe, an intensive week of hacking with experts from all backgrounds; bioinformaticians, software developers and trainers gathered online to improve bioinformatics tools and...Read more
Posted: Mon 1 March 2021

New tool simplifies the submission of SARS-CoV-2 data to open databases

ELIXIR Belgium and ELIXIR Germany (de.NBI) help researchers share FAIR COVID-19 data ELIXIR Belgium , in collaboration with ELIXIR Germany and the European COVID-19 Data Platform , have developed a tool to simplify the submission of viral sequencing data to...Read more
Posted: Mon 16 November 2020

The ELIXIR human Copy Number Variations Community publishes its programme

The ELIXIR Community on Human Copy Number Variations (hCNV) has presented its work programme. In a paper published in the ELIXIR F1000R gateway , the Community defines seven strategic objectives to support human CNV detection and interpretation: Optimal CNV detection...Read more
Posted: Thu 5 November 2020

COVID-19 preparedness in the north of Europe: A personal viewpoint

Nordic societies, like their European counterparts, started the year unprepared for a global pandemic. But before 2020, Scandinavian countries have been working alongside other ELIXIR colleagues to strengthen data services and tools. Over the last months, many ELIXIR Nodes have...Read more
Posted: Thu 5 November 2020

Identification of coronaviruses genomes in public datasets

The ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has highlighted the need to understand all aspects of coronavirus biology, including their prevalence and diversity in animal hosts and the environment. Given the pressing need for greater knowledge around this topic, researchers within the Microbiome...Read more
Posted: Mon 2 November 2020

Data for Life Podcast — the captivating side of bioinformatics

ELIXIR is launching a new podcast station — Data for Life. Inaugurated with the ‘Innovation Series’ and hosted by Hannes Rothe and Katharina Lauer , it will focus on the rapid growth of the bioinformatics industry, the factors steering the...Read more
Posted: Wed 21 October 2020

Realising the Genomics Ecosystem: ELIXIR Plays Key Role in GA4GH 2020 Connection Demos

ELIXIR has co-released a series of software demos that showcase real-world computational interoperability across the international genomics community, together with DNAstack , Terra and SevenBridges . Large scale genomic sequencing initiatives around the globe are beginning to generate tens of...Read more
Posted: Wed 30 September 2020

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