Czech Republic becomes fourth country to ratify ECA

Czech Republic has become the fourth country to ratify the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement (ECA), which is the document that provides the legal basis for ELIXIR. The ECA has already been ratified by the United Kingdom , Sweden , Switzerland and...Read more
Posted: Fri 22 November 2013

Autumn edition of newsletter now available

The Autumn 2013 edition of Informed , the ELIXIR newsletter is now available here .Read more
Posted: Thu 14 November 2013

France latest country to join ELIXIR

ELIXIR MoU now has signature of 16 countries and EMBL Hinxton, 12 November 2013 – France has become the 16th country to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to participate in ELIXIR, the pan-European undertaking to safeguard the results of...Read more
Posted: Tue 12 November 2013

Switzerland ratifies ECA and invests €35 million

Switzerland’s State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Dr Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, has signed the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement for the establishment of ELIXIR, the European Life science Infrastructure for Biological Information. The ELIXIR Consortium Agreement will now enter into force when...Read more
Posted: Wed 30 October 2013

New building housing ELIXIR Hub officially opened

On Monday 29 October, the UK Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts, officially opened the EMBL-EBI South Building, which is the home to the ELIXIR Hub. The funding for the new building was awarded through the UK's Large Facilities...Read more
Posted: Tue 29 October 2013

ELIXIR Consortium Agreement signed by Sweden

Sweden has become the second country to ratify the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement (ECA), which is the document that provides the legal basis for ELIXIR. The ECA has already been ratified by the United Kingdom and EMBL . ELIXIR will become...Read more
Posted: Tue 24 September 2013


ELIXIR has joined the European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC), which is a strategic body that represents most of Europe's key public and private HPC providers. Membership of the ETP4HPC will allow ELIXIR - a distributed e-Infrastructure with...Read more
Posted: Mon 23 September 2013

ELIXIR Consortium Agreement signed by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

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...Read more
Posted: Wed 4 September 2013

Help develop ELIXIR's industry strategy

ConnectedDiscovery, a leading life sciences consultancy company, has been commissioned to develop an industry engagement plan for ELIXIR. Over the coming months, the ConnectedDiscovery team will be speaking to ELIXIR partners and key contacts in industry. To feed into this...Read more
Posted: Tue 27 August 2013

Summer edition of newsletter available

The summer edition of Informed , the ELIXIR newsletter is availabe hereRead more
Posted: Thu 24 October 2013

ELIXIR presentation at ISMB/ECCB

The slides presented at the ELIXIR Special Session at ISMB/ECCB 2013 in Berlin are available to view here .Read more
Posted: Thu 1 August 2013

Job Vacancy: ELIXIR Technical Coordinator

A vacancy is currently open for the key post of ELIXIR Technical Coordinator . The closing date for the post is 8 September 2013. The full job description is available here .Read more
Posted: Thu 25 July 2013

New ELIXIR Pilot Actions Brochure

ELIXIR has produced a new brochure describing the first five ELIXIR Pilot Actions in more detail. The current Pilots included actions such as improving links between the Human Protein Atlas, hosted by the Swedish Node, and protein resources run by...Read more
Posted: Fri 19 July 2013

Biology: The big challenges of big data

Article in Nature News & Comment An article in Nature today outlines the challenges of handling large volumes of data in biology. It describes ELIXIR as "a project to help scientists across Europe safeguard and share their data, and to...Read more
Posted: Thu 13 June 2013

ELIXIR featured EU Structural Funds report

ELIXIR has been featured as an example of a Research Infrastructure that has benefited from EU Structural Funds in a recent workshop summary report. The report is based on the discussions and presentations that took place at an event in...Read more
Posted: Fri 28 June 2013

EMBL first to ratify ELIXIR Consortium Agreement

EMBL Council formally ratified the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement (ECA) during its meeting in Heidelberg on 26 June. The fifteen countries that have already signed the interim Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will continue the process of ratifying the ECA in their...Read more
Posted: Thu 27 June 2013

New ELIXIR Brochure

The pdf version of the new ELIXIR brochure is now available here .Read more
Posted: Wed 5 June 2013

ELIXIR Holds First Technical Coordinators Meeting

On 30-31 May, technical experts from emerging ELIXIR Nodes came together to form ELIXIR’s first Technical Coordinator’s group. As a distributed e-infrastructure, many of the key challenges involved in establishing and running ELIXIR services are by their nature technical. The...Read more
Posted: Mon 3 June 2013

ELIXIR Considered 'Under Implementation' by ESFRI Implementation Group

The ESFRI Implementation Group (IG), a body established by ESFRI to identify and analyse the best practice and bottlenecks in the efficient implementation of ESFRI Research Infrastructures, has published its 2012 report. In the report, the Implementation Group report considers...Read more
Posted: Tue 28 May 2013

Outcomes of April 2013 ELIXIR Interim Board meeting

ELIXIR took several important steps forward at its Interim Board meeting in Copenhagen on 22-23 April 2013. Most notably, ELIXIR Member States agreed the final version of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement (ECA), which is the permanent legal basis for ELIXIR...Read more
Posted: Mon 20 May 2013


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