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 and help establish global standards for citation of biomedical data

Key element in long term and consistent data citation and identification EMBL-EBI has established as a stable system for identification and citation of life science data, using Persistent Identifiers (PIDs). 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 ( ) 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

ELIXIR and GA4GH agree on Collaboration Strategy

ELIXIR and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) have agreed on a strategy to guide their collaboration in developing and promoting standards and frameworks for the responsible sharing and reuse of genomics data. The Collaboration Strategy builds on...Read more
Posted: Mon 20 November 2017

ELIXIR UK member to contribute to new NIH pilot to make biomedical data FAIR

Professor Susanna-Assunta Sansone is co-Principal investigator in three of the twelve projects awarded prestigious USA National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Commons funding, announced last week. Over the next 4 years the awardees will work together, as the NIH Data...Read more
Posted: Thu 9 November 2017

ELIXIR Hub appoints Communities and Services Coordinator

We are pleased to announce the appointment of John Hancock as ELIXIR Communities and Services Coordinator. John will act as a point of contact between the ELIXIR Hub and ELIXIR Nodes , ensuring that activities and services in ELIXIR Nodes...Read more
Posted: Wed 1 November 2017

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train-the-Trainer programme helps close skills gap in bioinformatics training

To benefit from the big data revolution in life sciences, researchers need to learn how to access the data and turn them into insights. Researchers also need to know how to teach new users in bioinformatics tools and resources so...Read more
Posted: Thu 26 October 2017

ELIXIR-NL Rome BYOD workshop helps establish FAIR rare disease registries

The 5th “International Summer School on Rare Disease and Orphan Drug Registries” and the ELIXIR Netherlands Node’s 4th “Bring Your Own Data” (BYOD) workshop united in Rome 18-22 Sept. to help attendees transform their data sets into Findable, Accessible, Interoperable...Read more
Posted: Fri 20 October 2017


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