The G7 Group of Senior Officials (GSO) on Global Research Infrastructures has published its Progress Report for 2015. The report has been in preparation for a number of years and was formally approved at the recent meeting of the G7 Science Ministers on 8-9 October 2015. It is intended to set out progress that has been made by the GSO group since its formation.
In the report, ELIXIR is named as a Global Research Infrastructure due to the potential it has for collaboration with, and membership from, countries across the globe (Annex 6). Under the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE grant, ELIXIR will in 2015-2016 develop a formal international strategy, mapping out the international countries and initiatives that will be the focus of collaboration.