Recommended Interoperability Resources

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The ELIXIR Recommended Interoperability Resources (RIRs) are tools and registries that have been selected by a panel of external reviewers and are identified as resources that facilitate the FAIR-supporting activities in scientific research, such as:

  • Establishing connections between data (and other) resources
  • Acquiring and exposing metadata of data (and other) resources
  • Creating the infrastructure needed to build integratable data collections
  • Using interoperability resources to support delivery of FAIR principles

A new call for RIRs will open in 2023, following the timeline below. Please see these slides for further information.

RIR Timeline 2023

Date Action
13 February - 13 March 2023

RIR Expressions of Interest Call

13 March - 24 April 2023

RIR Open Call

8 May - 19 June 2023

Review Period

5 - 19 September 2023

Rebuttals Period

13 October 2023

Evaluation Panel Meeting

7 December 2023

Agreement of new RIRs by ELIXIR Heads of Nodes

Dec 2023/Jan 2024

Announcement of new ELIXIR RIRs

For further information, please contact Clare Garrard (clare.garrard [at]


ELIXIR Recommended Interoperability Resources

Updated February 2021

The portfolio of ELIXIR Recommended Interoperability Resources will be regularly evaluated for quality assurance and quality control. Further resources will be included in future calls for RIR application as ELIXIR evolves, accommodating emerging technologies and changing scientific needs. Recommendations for use of RIRs should also be recognised as suggestions and not a mandate as we value emerging developments from our ELIXIR members based on upcoming ELIXIR use case requirements.