Highlights of ELIXIR-supported publications in 2022

One hundred and forty five peer-reviewed papers and preprints resulting from activities funded by ELIXIR were published in the last calendar year. As a research infrastructure, the activities that ELIXIR funds yield a diverse range of publications. Here we explore...Read more
Posted: Thu 16 March 2023

Building European capacity in single-cell omics

A six-month staff exchange, funded by ELIXIR, has been successful in building capacity for single-cell analysis in ELIXIR’s Czech Node. Pavel Ostasov, a postdoc from Charles University in the Czech Republic, travelling to Imperial College London (ICL) in the UK...Read more
Posted: Fri 3 March 2023

Improving the FAIRification of human copy number variation information

A 24-month project involving ten ELIXIR Nodes has led to improved standardisation of the storage and analysis of human copy number variation (hCNV) data. hCNVs are repeated sections of the genome which vary between individuals and have been found to...Read more
Posted: Thu 23 February 2023

Measuring the impact of ELIXIR’s training

As a distributed infrastructure, ELIXIR’s training provision is spread throughout ELIXIR’s 22 Nodes. The training aims to enhance data and software skills in the life sciences, for example building expertise in data management, tools, workflows and standards. There are many...Read more
Posted: Mon 30 January 2023

ELIXIR launches two new Communities: Systems Biology and Single-Cell Omics

Two new Communities have been formed in ELIXIR, representing the fields of systems biology and single-cell omics. Systems biology aims to understand how biological functions emerge from interactions between the multiple components of living systems, whereas single-cell omics is a...Read more
Posted: Wed 18 January 2023

ELIXIR Core Data Resources feature strongly in first selection of Global Core Biodata Resources

The Global Biodata Coalition has announced the first set of Global Core Biodata Resources (GCBRs). The list comprises 37 resources whose long term funding and sustainability is critical to life science and biomedical research worldwide. ELIXIR Core Data Resources (CDRs)...Read more
Posted: Fri 16 December 2022

Fifth year of BioHackathon Europe

The fifth Biohackathon Europe was held on 7-11 November 2022 in Paris, France. ELIXIR welcomed over 300 participants on-site and virtually from around the world. Over the week, participants worked collaboratively on 35 hacking projects covering a wide range of...Read more
Posted: Thu 8 December 2022

ELIXIR Bioinformatics Industry Forum on machine learning in life sciences

On 11 October 2022, ELIXIR held the third ELIXIR Bioinformatics Industry Forum (EBIF) in a hybrid format. This year’s EBIF brought together bioinformaticians from academia and industry to discuss visionary ideas in making machine learning robust and reproducible for life...Read more
Posted: Fri 4 November 2022

ELIXIR supports professional learning in the management of research infrastructures

Thirteen new students have been selected by ELIXIR to participate in the next Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures (EMMRI), starting in November 2022 and run by the University of Milano-Bicocca. This is the fifth time the course has...Read more
Posted: Wed 2 November 2022

Creating impact through knowledge exchange in ELIXIR

ELIXIR creates value by sharing expertise, knowledge and mentoring through a multitude of formal and informal networks. Here we follow one knowledge exchange pathway to illustrate the strength and reciprocity of the ELIXIR network. We also see how training and...Read more
Posted: Mon 24 October 2022

ELIXIR at ECCB2022 and Innovation and SME Forum in Sitges

On 18-21 September, bioinformatics delegates gathered in Sitges, Spain for the 21st European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB2022) , organised by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) and the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES). The conferences...Read more
Posted: Thu 20 October 2022

ELIXIR welcomes two new Platform co-leads

ELIXIR is pleased to announce two new Platform co-leads who will be taking up their roles from October 2022. Harald Wagener (Germany) joins as Compute Platform co-lead and Eva Alloza (Spain) as Training Platform co-lead. They replace Steven Newhouse (EMBL-EBI,...Read more
Posted: Mon 26 September 2022

Providing safe access to sensitive human data across borders: Federated EGA becomes a reality

The European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) is pleased to announce the first signings of the Collaboration Agreement between national Nodes and Central EGA. This important step in the formation of a Federated EGA to better address transnational human data sharing challenges...Read more
Posted: Wed 21 September 2022

ELIXIR welcomes new Head of Operations

As of 1 September, Ivana Veršić has joined ELIXIR as the new Head of Operations. Ivana comes from the Consortium of Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA ERIC) where she held the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO). She takes over...Read more
Posted: Mon 5 September 2022

Call for new member of the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee

The ELIXIR Board invites candidates from life science companies to apply to a vacant position on the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee (IAC). Given the diversity and expertise within the committee, applications are particularly encouraged from experts in plant and crop,...Read more
Posted: Thu 4 August 2022

Building capacity in impact evaluation at ELIXIR

As a publicly funded organisation, it is important that ELIXIR provides evidence of its public value. There are a number of challenges involved in what may seem a straightforward task, including the distributed nature of ELIXIR and a range of...Read more
Posted: Thu 18 August 2022

ELIXIR releases 2021 Annual Report

ELIXIR, the European life science infrastructure, has released its eighth Annual Report. The report covers the efforts and achievements of over 800 experts from 22 ELIXIR Nodes, and highlights ELIXIR’s expertise in connecting people, data and resources.Read more
Posted: Tue 19 July 2022

ELIXIR community meets in Amsterdam for All Hands 2022

ELIXIR’s eighth All Hands meeting was a welcome return to an in-person gathering after two years of virtual events. The meeting was hosted by ELIXIR Netherlands in the riverside Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam and ran for four days between 7...Read more
Posted: Fri 17 June 2022

Querying human genomic data becomes more powerful with the release of Beacon V2

Human genomic data hold a wealth of information about biology and disease. Such data can also contain private information about individuals, and tight access controls can present barriers when asking scientific questions. The GA4GH Discovery Work Stream , in collaboration...Read more
Posted: Wed 25 May 2022

European Commission report on FAIR data highlights ELIXIR

The European Commission (EC) has released an expert report on Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data during the COVID-19 response. The report, Maximising investments in health research: FAIR data for a coordinated COVID-19 response , summarises the results of...Read more
Posted: Fri 13 May 2022


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