The ELIXIR Consortium Agreement (ECA) has been signed by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), on behalf of the UK bioscience research community. ELIXIR is linking centres of excellence throughout the UK and Europe, and once the ECA is in force these partnerships will be formalised. The ECA will form the legal basis for ELIXIR, establish an organisational structure and commit the signatories’ support. The infrastructure will facilitate efficient retrieval and swift exploitation of molecular information generated by research made possible by advanced DNA sequencing technology.
Read announcements about the signing on the BBSRC, MRC and NERC websites.