A distributed infrastructure for life-science information
An ELIXIR Node is a collection of research institutes within a member country. ELIXIR Nodes run the resources and services that are part of ELIXIR.
Each Node has a lead institute that oversees the work of that Node. For example, ELIXIR Norway's lead institute is the University of Bergen. The other institutes in the Node are the University of Oslo, the University of Tromsø, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
The Nodes build on the strengths of the scientific communities of that country. Norway, for example, has leading research centres in marine biology, so ELIXIR Norway provides services focused on marine metagenomics and fish genomics.
EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) is an intergovernmental organisation so it is the only Node that is not associated with a country.