ELIXIR Focus Groups are agile structures that bring interested parties together around a particular topic. Typically they are used to address emerging areas of interest and seek to identify a strategy that ELIXIR can follow.
Establishing a Focus Group may lead to a new ELIXIR Community, but that is not the default intention. In most cases that will not happen. In addition, it will not be a requirement for a proposed new Community to have previously been a Focus Group.
Focus Groups are open to any member of ELIXIR plus, where useful, external parties. They are established by a lightweight approval process, at the discretion of the ELIXIR Director.
You can find the rationale, a more detailed description, and the application form to create a Focus Group in this Google Doc.
Current Focus Groups
- Cancer Data
- FAIR Training
- Health Data
- Innovation and Industry
- Machine Learning (AI)
- Research Data Alliance (RDA) Activities
- Systems Biology In May 2022 this group became the Systems Biology Community.
Past Focus Groups
- Registries (2020-22)