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ELIXIR welcomes two new Platform co-leads

ELIXIR is pleased to announce two new Platform co-leads who will be taking up their roles from October 2022. Harald Wagener (Germany) joins as Compute Platform co-lead and Eva Alloza (Spain) as Training Platform co-lead. They replace Steven Newhouse (EMBL-EBI,...Read more
Posted: Mon 26 September 2022

Providing safe access to sensitive human data across borders: Federated EGA becomes a reality

The European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) is pleased to announce the first signings of the Collaboration Agreement between national Nodes and Central EGA. This important step in the formation of a Federated EGA to better address transnational human data sharing challenges...Read more
Posted: Wed 21 September 2022

ELIXIR welcomes new Head of Operations

As of 1 September, Ivana Veršić has joined ELIXIR as the new Head of Operations. Ivana comes from the Consortium of Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA ERIC) where she held the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO). She takes over...Read more
Posted: Mon 5 September 2022

Call for new member of the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee

The ELIXIR Board invites candidates from life science companies to apply to a vacant position on the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee (IAC). Given the diversity and expertise within the committee, applications are particularly encouraged from experts in plant and crop,...Read more
Posted: Thu 4 August 2022

Building capacity in impact evaluation at ELIXIR

As a publicly funded organisation, it is important that ELIXIR provides evidence of its public value. There are a number of challenges involved in what may seem a straightforward task, including the distributed nature of ELIXIR and a range of...Read more
Posted: Thu 18 August 2022

ELIXIR releases 2021 Annual Report

ELIXIR, the European life science infrastructure, has released its eighth Annual Report. The report covers the efforts and achievements of over 800 experts from 22 ELIXIR Nodes, and highlights ELIXIR’s expertise in connecting people, data and resources.Read more
Posted: Tue 19 July 2022

ELIXIR community meets in Amsterdam for All Hands 2022

ELIXIR’s eighth All Hands meeting was a welcome return to an in-person gathering after two years of virtual events. The meeting was hosted by ELIXIR Netherlands in the riverside Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam and ran for four days between 7...Read more
Posted: Fri 17 June 2022

Querying human genomic data becomes more powerful with the release of Beacon V2

Human genomic data hold a wealth of information about biology and disease. Such data can also contain private information about individuals, and tight access controls can present barriers when asking scientific questions. The GA4GH Discovery Work Stream , in collaboration...Read more
Posted: Wed 25 May 2022

European Commission report on FAIR data highlights ELIXIR

The European Commission (EC) has released an expert report on Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data during the COVID-19 response. The report, Maximising investments in health research: FAIR data for a coordinated COVID-19 response , summarises the results of...Read more
Posted: Fri 13 May 2022

Data access, movement and management strategic workshop

As part of ELIXIR’s Strategic Implementation Study on container services, a workshop was held to discuss the current challenges and possible solutions to improving the movement of life science data and how it is accessed and managed. Containers help solve...Read more
Posted: Wed 11 May 2022

ELIXIR launches new Toxicology Community

A new Community has been formed in ELIXIR to represent the field of toxicology, which is the study of the negative consequences of the interaction of chemicals and living things and the safety of those chemicals. ELIXIR Communities bring together...Read more
Posted: Fri 29 April 2022

ELIXIR welcomes five new staff to the Hub

We are delighted to have appointed five new staff over the past five months, three in the External Relations team and two to strengthen the Human Genomics and Translational Data (HGTD) team. Anamika Chatterjee – Scientific Officer, Human Genomics and...Read more
Posted: Wed 27 April 2022

ELIXIR AAI migrates to Life Science Login

On 11 April 2022, the ELIXIR Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) service will become Life Science Login. An AAI service makes it easier for users to access a range of life science resources and services by providing common access through...Read more
Posted: Mon 4 April 2022

Key collaborative advances at joint Data and Interoperability Platform event

ELIXIR’s technical activities are nominally divided into five Platforms (Box 1). However, there is significant overlap and the resulting interfaces between Platforms are ripe for collaborative exploration. In November 2021, the Data and Interoperability Platforms held their first joint face-to-face...Read more
Posted: Mon 28 February 2022

Largest ever 3D-BioInfo Community Annual General Meeting

The ELIXIR 3D-BioInfo Community in structural bioinformatics held its third Annual General Meeting in November 2021. Taking place over three afternoons, the virtual gathering attracted 500 registrants in total and as many as 300 participants for some sessions. The 3D-BioInfo...Read more
Posted: Wed 23 February 2022

Call for one new member of the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee (IAC)

The ELIXIR Board is inviting candidates from life science companies to join the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) . Taking into consideration the current distribution of expertise within the committee, applications are particularly encouraged from experts in the fields of...Read more
Posted: Tue 1 February 2022

29 new projects funded by ELIXIR

ELIXIR has provided €5.1 million in funding to 29 new projects that launched 1 January 2022. These projects, called ‘Commissioned Services’ are varied in scope and theme, but all aim to provide funding and a method to advance ELIXIR services,...Read more
Posted: Tue 1 February 2022

ELIXIR welcomes four new Platform Leads

We are pleased to announce four new ELIXIR Platform Leads who will be taking up their roles from January 2022. We welcome the new additions and thank those standing down for their contributions over the years. Each of ELIXIR’s five...Read more
Posted: Thu 16 December 2021

Celebrating three years of the Data Stewardship Wizard

The Data Stewardship Wizard (DSW) resource has recently celebrated its third anniversary since the first v1.0 release. Initially conceived through a mind-map of data management topics, a questionnaire system and a collaboration between ELIXIR Netherlands and ELIXIR Czech Republic, the...Read more
Posted: Mon 13 December 2021

ELIXIR-CONVERGE receives second uplift for COVID-19 variant surveillance

The ELIXIR-CONVERGE project has received a €2 million uplift from the European Commission (EC). The new funding aims to mobilise SARS-CoV-2 variant surveillance data tracking services and tools to feed the European COVID-19 Data Platform . In 2020, the EC...Read more
Posted: Tue 7 December 2021

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