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ELIXIR Hub welcomes four new members of staff

As the ELIXIR Hub project portfolio expands, we are delighted to announce the appointment of four members of staff at the ELIXIR Hub, all taking on newly created roles to support the organisational backbone of ELIXIR. Andrea Troncoso - Project...Read more
Posted: Thu 25 November 2021

The first hybrid BioHackathon Europe

The first ever hybrid BioHackathon Europe was held 8 - 12 November in Barcelona, Spain and welcomed 138 face-to-face and 172 virtual participants. Working collaboratively over tables, screens and time zones on 37 projects, new data, features and friendships were...Read more
Posted: Thu 18 November 2021

ELIXIR's TeSS goes down under

A new registry for training materials, events, and trainers, has been launched in Australia. Digital Research Skills Australia ( DReSA ) is directly modelled on the highly successful, international ELIXIR Training e-Support System ( TeSS ) platform. This launch is...Read more
Posted: Thu 14 October 2021

BY-COVID: A new EU project coordinated by ELIXIR

A new EU funded project coordinated by ELIXIR has been launched today. BY-COVID is a €12million Horizon Europe project striving to tackle the data challenges that can hinder effective pandemic response. This interdisciplinary project involves 53 project partners from across...Read more
Posted: Wed 13 October 2021

First hybrid Innovation and SME Forum hosted at [BC]2 Conference

The first ever hybrid ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum was hosted by the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics at their [BC] 2 Basel Computational Biology Conference. This event explored the technological advancements in the field of personalised medicine, with a focus...Read more
Posted: Tue 9 November 2021

ELIXIR launches a new Food and Nutrition Community

ELIXIR is tackling a novel discipline by establishing a new ELIXIR Food and Nutrition Community. This Community will bring together experts from across Europe who will drive the development of new guidelines and standards for researchers and developers who are...Read more
Posted: Wed 8 September 2021

New report shows open data is at the heart of innovation

Open access life science resources such as data and software, are fundamental for breakthrough discoveries, scientific excellence and entrepreneurial endeavours. Seventy-six percent of companies surveyed in our newest report “Open data: a driving force for innovation in the life sciences”...Read more
Posted: Thu 29 July 2021

B1MG enables European knowledge exchange on genomic medicine programmes

Over the last four months, B1MG project partners virtually visited three countries with well-established genomic medicine programmes: the UK, Estonia and Finland. The visits aimed to better understand how to implement genomic medicine in healthcare across Europe. They also promoted...Read more
Posted: Tue 10 August 2021

Towards better findability: Bioschemas meets Schema.org

On 7 July 2021, Schema.org included five Bioschemas types for representing life sciences data in its latest release. This update signifies an important step towards developing web markup in the life sciences. It will improve the findability of many web...Read more
Posted: Thu 8 July 2021

Statement of condolences for Professor Jaroslav Koča

It is with great sadness that ELIXIR announces the passing of Prof Jaroslav Koča. Jaroslav was a distinguished figure of Czech science and structural biology. He represented the Czech Republic in the ELIXIR Board for almost seven years and was...Read more
Posted: Wed 7 July 2021

ELIXIR in 2020: a story of collaboration, innovation and preparedness

ELIXIR publishes its 2020 Annual Report, detailing the scientific developments achieved in unprecedented times. This year’s report showcases the impact of ELIXIR’s activities in various areas, including COVID-19, thanks to a community of experts and trusted relationships with key stakeholders...Read more
Posted: Thu 6 May 2021

ELIXIR funds seven new life science data projects

Seven new Community-led Implementation Studies were launched on 1 June 2021 covering a diverse range of topics across a variety of life science disciplines. Collectively these projects were awarded €1.5 million, funded through ELIXIR’s Core budget, and will run until...Read more
Posted: Fri 25 June 2021

ELIXIR’s largest ever community meeting

For the second year, the ELIXIR All Hands meeting has taken place virtually. With over 500 registered attendees and 24 guests from as far as Australia and the United States, ELIXIR has turned the constraint of lockdowns and a ban...Read more
Posted: Fri 18 June 2021

Exploring and monitoring COVID-19 variants with Galaxy

Galaxy Europe has developed a pipeline to automatically create COVID-19 variant information and statistics from raw sequencing data generated by COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK). The results are used to create simple and interactive visualisations so that everyone can explore...Read more
Posted: Fri 7 May 2021

ELIXIR Hub welcomes three new members of staff

We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new members of staff at the ELIXIR Hub. Peter Maccallum joins as the new Chief Technical Officer, and Katharina Heil as the new Communities Coordinator. Melissa Konopko joins us in a...Read more
Posted: Thu 1 April 2021

ELIXIR-CONVERGE releases the RDMkit to make research data management simple

Today, the ELIXIR-CONVERGE project releases one of its main outputs — the RDMkit. Developed and managed by those who work daily with life science data, this research data management kit provides a comprehensive guide with best practices applicable to projects...Read more
Posted: Tue 30 March 2021

Latest Innovation and SME forum sows the seeds of agritech collaboration

Creating technological solutions to agriculture’s biggest problems is a complex practice. Plants grown for agriculture exhibit huge diversity both within and between species; something which can also be influenced by environment and geography. In addition, trying to combat multiple different...Read more
Posted: Mon 22 March 2021

BioHackathon Europe 2021 project call open — an invite to industry

Do you have a bioinformatics project just waiting to be kick-started? Do you need specific expertise to fine-tune or diversify your newest tool or pipeline? Now is the time to submit your project ideas for BioHackathon Europe 2021. The BioHackathon...Read more
Posted: Mon 1 March 2021

Four new ELIXIR Recommended Interoperability Resources

After a comprehensive internal and external evaluation process, ELIXIR announces four new Recommended Interoperability Resources (RIR). The BioImage Informatics Index (BIII), FAIRtracks, OmicsDI and PLAZA have joined the list alongside the existing ten. Recommended Interoperability Resources are ELIXIR services considered...Read more
Posted: Mon 15 February 2021

Rhea, Reactome and Cellosaurus acquire ELIXIR’s highest quality label for databases

In December 2020, Rhea , Reactome and Cellosaurus became ELIXIR Core Data Resources, receiving ELIXIR’s highest quality, sustainability and reliability label for databases. Becoming a Core Data Resource ELIXIR utilised an independent panel of reviewers to scrutinise and evaluate all...Read more
Posted: Thu 24 December 2020

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