ELIXIR community meets in Lisbon

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE 2019 All Hands meeting, 17-20 June, Lisbon, Portugal Attended by over 350 participants from across ELIXIR Nodes and partner organisations, the fifth ELIXIR All Hands meeting presented some of the major achievements of ELIXIR over the previous five years,...Read more
Posted: Fri 12 July 2019

EFPIA, EATRIS, ELIXIR, BBMRI, ECRIN statement on the role of research infrastructures to boost patient-centred research and innovation in Europe

The European Union has invested heavily in health research. Since the early 2000’s it supported the creation of European Research Infrastructures (pan-European organisations devoted to health research) like BBMRI , EATRIS , ECRIN , ELIXIR, and funded the Innovative Medicines...Read more
Posted: Wed 10 July 2019

ELIXIR pilots new Knowledge Exchange Scheme between academia and industry

ELIXIR has opened a call for pilot projects for a new Knowledge Exchange Scheme . The ELIXIR Knowledge Exchange Scheme (EKES) gives individual members of ELIXIR Nodes the chance to spend time at an industry partners’ facilities. The scheme will...Read more
Posted: Mon 10 June 2019

28 new projects to kick-start the implementation of ELIXIR Scientific Programme 2019-23

ELIXIR today launches 28 new technical and scientific projects that will implement the Scientific Programme for 2019-2023 . These projects bring together technical experts across all ELIXIR Nodes and connect people and services across Europe into a federated infrastructure for...Read more
Posted: Fri 31 May 2019

ELIXIR provides new forum for academia and industry to address bioinformatics bottlenecks

The first ELIXIR Bioinformatics Suppliers Forum took place on 7 May at the Wellcome Collection in London. The event brought together consumers and providers of bioinformatics services, providing an open forum where technical advances and bioinformatics challenges could be presented...Read more
Posted: Wed 15 May 2019

ELIXIR and GA4GH expand collaboration

ELIXIR and GA4GH are creating technical and regulatory solutions to enable a federated international ecosystem for human genomic data ELIXIR and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) have announced a Strategic Partnership that will provide technical standards and...Read more
Posted: Thu 2 May 2019

Data on usage of ELIXIR Core Data Resources demonstrate their critical importance

The ELIXIR Core Data Resources (CDRs) are collectively accessed millions of times per month by hundreds of thousands of users across the world. They are explicitly mentioned (by name, or accession number) in 17 percent of open access publications in...Read more
Posted: Wed 24 April 2019

FAIRsharing: Mapping the landscape of scientific data standards, repositories and policies

FAIRsharing ( ) presents its community approach to mapping and tracking the development of data standards and policies across scientific fields. In an article published today in Nature Biotechnology, the team behind FAIRsharing, along with key representatives of its...Read more
Posted: Tue 2 April 2019

New portfolio of Community-led Implementation Studies selected

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...Read more
Posted: Mon 18 March 2019

ELIXIR fosters collaborations between industry and national healthcare initiatives

The recent expansion of genomic medicine in healthcare systems across Europe creates high demand for bioinformatics service providers such as those providing data analysis, clinical interpretation, data management and training. To help companies to find out about opportunities for collaboration...Read more
Posted: Mon 18 March 2019

The EOSC-Life project develops an open collaborative space for digital biology in Europe

The 13 ESFRI Research infrastructures in the Health and Food domain start the EOSC-Life project to create an open collaborative digital space for life science in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Life science research directly addresses key societal challenges...Read more
Posted: Mon 4 March 2019

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE helps to uncover human microbiome

The computational methods and analysis platform developed by the ELIXIR Marine Metagenomics Community helped identify unknown bacteria in the human gut. The team of researchers from EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Wellcome Sanger Institute identified almost 2000 previously...Read more
Posted: Fri 8 February 2019

Orphadata selected as ELIXIR Core Data Resource

Orphadata, a platform to aggregate rare disease datasets from Orphanet database, has joined the list of ELIXIR Core Data Resources, a set of data resources of fundamental importance for life science research. The ELIXIR Core Data Resources serve as a...Read more
Posted: Tue 29 January 2019

FAIRplus sets out to improve data sharing and reuse in life science research

The FAIRplus project has kicked-off to improve data management and data governance in European health research. The project aims to increase the discovery, accessibility and reusability of data from selected projects funded by the EU’s Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI), and...Read more
Posted: Thu 31 January 2019

ELIXIR Finland showcases its impact on research and innovation

New publication demonstrates how ELIXIR Finland, operated by CSC – IT Center for Science, supports life science research, biotechnological innovation and its translation into the knowledge economy. The publication features 19 user case stories, presenting the full breadth of infrastructure...Read more
Posted: Thu 13 December 2018

ELIXIR announces initial portfolio of Recommended Interoperability Resources

ELIXIR has today announced its first portfolio of Recommended Interoperability Resources (RIRs) to facilitate interoperability and reusability of life science data and support the principles of FAIR data management. The Recommended Interoperability Resources have been selected by external panel of...Read more
Posted: Wed 12 December 2018

GA4GH and ELIXIR Release V1.0.0 of Beacon API with increased security measures

HINXTON, UK (19 October 2018) — ELIXIR and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) have announced the release of the first genomic data interoperability standard from the GA4GH 2018 Strategic Roadmap. The Beacon API v1 is a data...Read more
Posted: Mon 16 July 2018

Tackling the bioinformatics skills gap worldwide

ELIXIR joined CODATA and RDA to organise an international summer school in research data science. There is a vast array of technologies and techniques that help scientists process and analyse the ever growing volumes of research data. Along with the...Read more
Posted: Mon 8 October 2018

ELIXIR steps up its activities in global bioinformatics collaboration

ELIXIR has today presented the update of its International Strategy. The document describes the current international (i.e. beyond Europe) activities of ELIXIR, setting out the key partners for global collaboration in bioinformatics service provision. For the first time, ELIXIR’s activities...Read more
Posted: Wed 12 September 2018

Call for new members of the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee

The ELIXIR Board is inviting candidates from life science companies to join the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee (IAC). Given the current distribution of expertise within the committee applications are particularly encouraged from experts representing sectors of commercial provision of HPC...Read more
Posted: Fri 7 September 2018


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