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GA4GH and ELIXIR Release V1.0.0 of Beacon API with increased security measures

HINXTON, UK (19 October 2018) — ELIXIR and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) have announced the release of the first genomic data interoperability standard from the GA4GH 2018 Strategic Roadmap. The Beacon API v1 is a data...Read more
Posted: Mon 16 July 2018

Tackling the bioinformatics skills gap worldwide

ELIXIR joined CODATA and RDA to organise an international summer school in research data science. There is a vast array of technologies and techniques that help scientists process and analyse the ever growing volumes of research data. Along with the...Read more
Posted: Mon 8 October 2018

ELIXIR steps up its activities in global bioinformatics collaboration

ELIXIR has today presented the update of its International Strategy. The document describes the current international (i.e. beyond Europe) activities of ELIXIR, setting out the key partners for global collaboration in bioinformatics service provision. For the first time, ELIXIR’s activities...Read more
Posted: Wed 12 September 2018

Call for new members of the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee

The ELIXIR Board is inviting candidates from life science companies to join the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee (IAC). Given the current distribution of expertise within the committee applications are particularly encouraged from experts representing sectors of commercial provision of HPC...Read more
Posted: Fri 7 September 2018

Greece joins ELIXIR

Greece is the latest country to join the ELIXIR Infrastructure. The signature of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement by Professor Kostas Fotakis, Alternate Minister of Research and Innovation, has been announced this week during the European Conference for Computational Biology (ECCB)...Read more
Posted: Sun 9 September 2018

ELIXIR teams up with The Carpentries to boost its training programme

ELIXIR and The Carpentries initiative, a merged organization of Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry, have agreed to extend their collaboration in organising and delivering training in ELIXIR Nodes. As part of the collaboration, The Carpentries will organise close to 20...Read more
Posted: Fri 17 August 2018

ELIXIR publishes its 2017 Annual Report

ELIXIR has released its Annual Report for 2017, presenting the major achievements last year and highlighting the effort of over 650 experts from 21 ELIXIR Nodes. It shows the progress of ELIXIR Platforms, Use Cases and ELIXIR Nodes in meeting...Read more
Posted: Wed 4 July 2018

Cyprus becomes ELIXIR Observer

Cyprus has today joined ELIXIR as an Observer country, following the ELIXIR Board’s approval of its application during an extraordinary Board meeting in Barcelona on 2 July. The ELIXIR Node in Cyprus is currently under development; the Node is envisaged...Read more
Posted: Mon 2 July 2018

BRENDA and SILVA named ELIXIR Core Data Resources

BRENDA and SILVA , two biological databases operated by ELIXIR Germany , have joined the list of ELIXIR Core Data Resources critically important for life science research. The ELIXIR Core Data Resources serve as a mark of the highest quality...Read more
Posted: Fri 22 June 2018

Identifiers.org and N2T.net help establish global standards for citation of biomedical data

Key element in long term and consistent data citation and identification EMBL-EBI has established Identifiers.org as a stable system for identification and citation of life science data, using Persistent Identifiers (PIDs). Identifiers.org not only enables researchers to easily reference their...Read more
Posted: Tue 8 May 2018

ELIXIR Hub announces new Industry Officer and Compute Platform Coordinator

ELIXIR pleased to announce the appointment of Katharina Lauer as new Industry Officer and Jonathan Tedds as Technical Coordinator of the Compute Platform. Katharina Lauer Taking up the role of ELIXIR Industry Officer, Katharina Lauer will lead the development and...Read more
Posted: Mon 9 April 2018

ELIXIR Hub Strengthens its Technical Coordinators team

ELIXIR is pleased to announce three new appointments to strengthen the coordination capacity within the ELIXIR Hub. The three new members will work as Technical Coordinators for two ELIXIR Platforms (Tools and Interoperability) and the ELIXIR Human Data Use Case...Read more
Posted: Fri 23 March 2018

ELIXIR report highlights the importance of public bioinformatics data to SMEs

ELIXIR maps for the first time how small and medium companies rely on public bioinformatics data for their business ELIXIR has today published a report that describes the use of public bioinformatics data by Small to Medium-sized Companies (SMEs) in...Read more
Posted: Thu 22 March 2018

ELIXIR publishes its Horizon Europe Position Paper

ELIXIR has today published its Position Paper on the Ninth Framework Programme (FP9), also referred to as Horizon Europe. In the paper, we make a series of recommendations as to what Horizon Europe should look like in relation to research...Read more
Posted: Thu 22 March 2018

Global network of Beacons lighting up the world of genomic data

The Beacon Project has released new Beacon API v0.4 specifications to provide greater search functions and richer search results. These API specifications are available through the new Beacon website ( http://beacon-project.io ) which will provide up-to-date support and regular updates...Read more
Posted: Fri 16 March 2018

New portfolio of Implementation Studies selected for Data Platform

The ELIXIR Data Platform is pleased to announce six new Implementation Studies for 2018. The six projects were selected via a rigorous peer-review process by a panel of independent experts in bioinformatics and bioinformatics service provision. The reviews were benchmarked...Read more
Posted: Wed 21 February 2018

ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum promotes discoverability of biomedical data

The challenge of enabling optimal use and reuse of public research data, tools and training materials is a complex one and involves multiple stakeholders: consumers and users of data in academia and industry, operators of public databases and infrastructure service...Read more
Posted: Mon 29 January 2018

Bioschemas brings data closer to researchers

With every new generation of sequencers, mass spectrometers, and other lab equipment producing richer and cheaper data, even a small biology lab can become a big-data generator. With this flood of data, finding the right dataset or the right analysis...Read more
Posted: Mon 4 December 2017

ELIXIR data management helps “Unlock the Microbiome”

The UK’s Microbiology Society , one of Europe’s largest microbiology membership charities for scientists, released a policy report on 15 November summarising the challenges in microbiome research and recommendations for overcoming them. One such challenge is organising and sharing the...Read more
Posted: Mon 27 November 2017

ELIXIR event equips companies to advance personalised rare disease treatment

Developments in genomics have already fed into the reality of personalised medicine and faster, more effective treatments for rare diseases. National governments and companies are also making investments in data-driven innovation that would facilitate these prospects. To help companies access...Read more
Posted: Fri 17 November 2017

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