Establishing joint principles for data sharing

Partners from the EU-funded BioMedBridges cluster project have developed a joint position on the principles for data sharing across European Research Infrastructures. The document outlines the context in which data held by the Research Infrastructures involved is produced, archived, shared...Read more
Posted: Thu 23 January 2014

Norway commits to supporting ELIXIR

Inge Jonnason (C), Head of Norwegian ELIXIR Node, with Robert-Jan Smits (L) and Finn Drablos (R) Norway is now the sixth country - and seventh member - to ratify the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement (ECA), the document providing the legal basis...Read more
Posted: Mon 6 January 2014

Belgium joins ELIXIR

Belgium becomes seventeenth country to sign ELIXIR MoU Brussels, 18 December 2013 - During the ELIXIR launch event in Brussels, Belgium announced that it had become the latest country to sign the ELIXIR Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This takes the...Read more
Posted: Thu 19 December 2013

ELIXIR launch: photos and presentations available

The presentations given at the ELIXIR launch event on 18 December are now available below. The photos from the event are available via ELIXIR's Flickr page . The event marked the ratification of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement and the formal...Read more
Posted: Thu 19 December 2013

ELIXIR launches

On 18 December 2013, ELIXIR enters its permanent phase as Estonia becomes the fifth country to ratify the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement. This marks the formal launch of the infrastructure for biological data in Europe, supporting life science research and its...Read more
Posted: Wed 18 December 2013

Interview with Swiss ELIXIR Node

The most recent edition of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation's newsletter includes an in-depth interview with Professor Ron Appel, the Executive Director of SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. SIB is the Swiss ELIXIR Node. The interview...Read more
Posted: Mon 9 December 2013

Enlighten Your Research Global: ELIXIR Pilot wins award

On November 18, 2013, at the Supercomputing Conference SC13 in Denver (US), the Enlighten Your Research (EYR) Global award were announced. EYR Global aims to identify research programs that could significantly benefit from enhanced global network connectivity. One of the...Read more
Posted: Thu 28 November 2013

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


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