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Open Data in Action: Researchers, funders and industry highlighted the importance of Life Science Open data for innovation

ELIXIR Conference Open Data in Action: Life Science Data Infrastructure for Innovation, 4 February, Brussels, Belgium

About 100 participants - researchers, policy makers, research infrastructure operators, industry representatives - gathered last week in Brussels for the ELIXIR Conference 'Open Data in Action' to discuss the impact of life science Open Data on innovation.

ELIXIR and de.NBI agree Collaboration Strategy

ELIXIR and de.NBI, the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure, have today agreed a strategy to guide collaboration and lead towards full Membership in ELIXIR by Germany. The Collaboration Strategy sets out the areas in which the two initiatives will cooperate, including topics such as standards and ontologies, training and registries.

ELIXIR and OncoTrack examine solutions for long-term management of translational data

ELIXIR and OncoTrack, an Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) project to improve the diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer, are working together on a joint feasibility project to explore options for provision of long-term storage and data discovery service for data generated within the project.

ELIXIR-UK invites UK based data resources to participate in ELIXIR UK

ELIXIR UK logoTo expand its remit and to better represent the broad base of UK bioinformatics, ELIXIR-UK is inviting all existing and prospective participants in ELIXIR-UK to put forward their resources or tools as part of the UK Node in ELIXIR.

Arcadi Navarro appointed Secretary of State for universities and research in the new Catalan government

Arcadi Navarro, Spanish delegate in the ELIXIR Board, and the Director of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona, has been appointed Secretary of Universities and Research in the new Catalan government.

ELIXIR becomes main partner of ECCB 2016

ELIXIR becomes the main organising sponsor of the 15th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), to take place on 3-7 September 2016 in The Hague, the Netherlands. As part of the ELIXIR-ECCB 2016 partnership, the programme of the conference will feature a dedicated track to showcase ELIXIR activities and services.

Call for nominations for ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee

ELIXIR has opened a call for nominations for an industry representative to join its Industry Advisory Committee (IAC). The high-level body provides strategic advice to ELIXIR on its emerging services and industry support activities.

ELIXIR is looking for a twelfth candidate with a background in the agri/food and/or SME sector.

The summary CV document below should be completed and returned to Nicola Kay (nicola.kay at by no later than 29 February 2016.

ELIXIR teams up with leading experts in data protection to develop ELIXIR Ethics Policy

ELIXIR is partnering up with Germany’s TMF (Technology, Methods and Infrastructure for Networked Medical Research) to develop its Ethics policy for the protection, access and management of sensitive data in biomedical research.

ELIXIR UK Head of Node Steps Down

Professor Chris Ponting is stepping down as of today from his role as Head of the ELIXIR UK Node. Chris remains fully committed to ELIXIR-UK and the ELIXIR initiative, and continues to jointly lead on training activities within the UK Node and the ELIXIR Training platform.

Green light for Italy

Italy is the latest country to sign the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement and join ELIXIR as Member, following the ELIXIR Board’s approval of Italy's application.

The ELIXIR Node in Italy is organised as a Joint Research Unit, coordinated by the National Research Council (CNR). It brings together 13 partners, including seven Italian universities and four High Performance Computing (HPC) centres.


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