Public data and entrepreneurship in the life sciences

ELIXIR welcomed two external experts on entrepreneurship and bio data, Hannes Rothe and Sirkka Jarvenpaa , to Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, to deliver a talk and discussion on the value of public data for entrepreneurs in the life sciences. Presenting to a...Read more
Posted: Thu 7 November 2019

Connecting data for better healthcare

Scientists from academia and industry gathered in Utrecht, Netherlands at the latest ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum last week to discuss the challenges at the forefront of data analysis in healthcare. Re-using and combining datasets has become a common practice...Read more
Posted: Fri 18 October 2019

ELIXIR as a global actor in bioinformatics training

ELIXIR trainers and training materials help to build bioinformatics capacity worldwide The rapid growth in the volume and diversity of biological data promise a better understanding of the basic biological processes. But to analyse these data and transform this information...Read more
Posted: Tue 8 October 2019

ELIXIR strengthens global collaborations

ELIXIR’s International Strategy has been updated for 2019. This publication documents the far reaching work carried out by ELIXIR Hub and Node staff to strengthen relationships with countries, initiatives and users beyond Europe. Within the past year we have been...Read more
Posted: Fri 20 September 2019

Three new ELIXIR Communities established

Structural bioinformatics, Intrinsically disordered proteins and Microbial biotechnology - these are the domains of three newly established ELIXIR Communities. Following the approval of the Communities' work plans by the ELIXIR Head of Nodes Committee, the three Communities are now starting...Read more
Posted: Thu 12 September 2019

ELIXIR's Industry events a success

Results from a long-term survey and review of the ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forums - specialised events for life science companies and academics - have revealed an overwhelmingly positive impact of the events, with over 93% of participants stating they...Read more
Posted: Fri 6 September 2019

Successful completion of ELIXIR-EXCELERATE marks new stage in ELIXIR’s development

After four years the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project successfully concluded on 31 August 2019. The main goal of the €19 million Horizon 2020 project was to bring together bioinformatics resources across Europe and integrate them into a federated infrastructure for life science...Read more
Posted: Fri 30 August 2019

European infrastructures lay the foundation for secure access to genomics data

ELIXIR has published a paper in Nature Reviews Genetics today that explores how European research infrastructures can be leveraged to facilitate transnational access to at least one million human genomes. This is building on the recently declared ‘European ‘1+ Million...Read more
Posted: Thu 22 August 2019

ELIXIR publishes its 2018 Annual Report

ELIXIR has published its Annual Report for 2018, presenting the major achievements in the last year and highlighting the effort of over 700 experts from 22 ELIXIR Nodes. The report also introduces the objectives of the new ELIXIR Scientific Programme...Read more
Posted: Wed 7 August 2019

Connecting public bioinformatics infrastructure with industry

The latest ELIXIR report showcases successful examples of collaboration between companies and ELIXIR Nodes. ELIXIR has published a report presenting the different ways in which ELIXIR Nodes support industry . It features a series of success stories highlighting industry-academia collaboration...Read more
Posted: Tue 23 July 2019

Call for two new members of the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee (IAC)

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 in the fields of plant and crop...Read more
Posted: Thu 11 July 2019

ELIXIR community meets in Lisbon

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE 2019 All Hands meeting, 17-20 June, Lisbon, Portugal Attended by over 350 participants from across ELIXIR Nodes and partner organisations, the fifth ELIXIR All Hands meeting presented some of the major achievements of ELIXIR over the previous five years,...Read more
Posted: Fri 12 July 2019

EFPIA, EATRIS, ELIXIR, BBMRI, ECRIN statement on the role of research infrastructures to boost patient-centred research and innovation in Europe

The European Union has invested heavily in health research. Since the early 2000’s it supported the creation of European Research Infrastructures (pan-European organisations devoted to health research) like BBMRI , EATRIS , ECRIN , ELIXIR, and funded the Innovative Medicines...Read more
Posted: Wed 10 July 2019

ELIXIR pilots new Knowledge Exchange Scheme between academia and industry

ELIXIR has opened a call for pilot projects for a new Knowledge Exchange Scheme . The ELIXIR Knowledge Exchange Scheme (EKES) gives individual members of ELIXIR Nodes the chance to spend time at an industry partners’ facilities. The scheme will...Read more
Posted: Mon 10 June 2019

28 new projects to kick-start the implementation of ELIXIR Scientific Programme 2019-23

ELIXIR today launches 28 new technical and scientific projects that will implement the Scientific Programme for 2019-2023 . These projects bring together technical experts across all ELIXIR Nodes and connect people and services across Europe into a federated infrastructure for...Read more
Posted: Fri 31 May 2019

ELIXIR provides new forum for academia and industry to address bioinformatics bottlenecks

The first ELIXIR Bioinformatics Suppliers Forum took place on 7 May at the Wellcome Collection in London. The event brought together consumers and providers of bioinformatics services, providing an open forum where technical advances and bioinformatics challenges could be presented...Read more
Posted: Wed 15 May 2019

ELIXIR and GA4GH expand collaboration

ELIXIR and GA4GH are creating technical and regulatory solutions to enable a federated international ecosystem for human genomic data ELIXIR and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) have announced a Strategic Partnership that will provide technical standards and...Read more
Posted: Thu 2 May 2019

Data on usage of ELIXIR Core Data Resources demonstrate their critical importance

The ELIXIR Core Data Resources (CDRs) are collectively accessed millions of times per month by hundreds of thousands of users across the world. They are explicitly mentioned (by name, or accession number) in 17 percent of open access publications in...Read more
Posted: Wed 24 April 2019

FAIRsharing: Mapping the landscape of scientific data standards, repositories and policies

FAIRsharing ( ) presents its community approach to mapping and tracking the development of data standards and policies across scientific fields. In an article published today in Nature Biotechnology, the team behind FAIRsharing, along with key representatives of its...Read more
Posted: Tue 2 April 2019

New portfolio of Community-led Implementation Studies selected

ELIXIR is pleased to announce four new Implementation Studies for 2019. The four projects will boost the development of Community-oriented resources and their integration with ELIXIR Platforms. Each of the selected Implementation studies involves at least two ELIXIR Platforms, linking...Read more
Posted: Mon 18 March 2019


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