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 them directly to the requirements of the ELIXIR Communities.
Out of six submitted applications, four studies were selected, involving a total of 17 Nodes:
|Title||Lead Community||Associated Platforms|
Standardizing the fluxomics workflows
|Metabolomics||Interoperability, Training, Tools|
|Comparison, benchmarking and dissemination of proteomics data analysis pipelines||Proteomics||Tools Data Compute|
|FONDUE - FAIR-ification of Plant Genotyping Data and its linking to Phenotyping using ELIXIR Platforms||Plants||Data Interoperability|
|Expanding the Galaxy: meeting (the needs of) ELIXIR Communities||Galaxy||Training Interoperability Tools|
The four Implementation studies were selected following a Request for Proposals launched in August 2018, open to all ELIXIR Communities. The selection process involved a rigorous peer-review by independent experts in bioinformatics research and service provision. The reviews were also benchmarked by an Evaluation Committee, comprising leading figures in industry and academia.
The Implementation studies will start in early Summer 2019 and will run for 24 months.
We would like thank the members of our anonymous reviewer panel for sharing their insights and expertise (each received two or three proposals to review to ensure consistency), as well as members of the Evaluation Committee who made the final selection.
About ELIXIR Implementation Studies
ELIXIR Implementation Studies are short technical projects to inform future service development, drive standards adoption and connect the ELIXIR Nodes, Platforms and Communities. They support integration of ELIXIR services and collaboration among ELIXIR Nodes. They also facilitate integration of newly established ELIXIR Nodes into the ELIXIR Community, exchange of expertise and and capacity building.
More information about Implementation studies: https://www.elixir-europe.org/about-us/implementation-studies
More about the ELIXIR Communities: https://elixir-europe.org/communities