Orphanet, the European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs, has become part of the French Institute of Bioinformatics (IFB - L'Institut Français de Bioinformatique), the ELIXIR French Node.
Belgium is the latest country to join ELIXIR, following the signature of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement by the Secretary of State for Science Policy, Elke Sleurs, and its approval by the ELIXIR Board.
Representatives from eleven European research infrastructures in biomedical domain gathered last week on the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK, to kick-off the CORBEL cluster project. Building on the results of BioMedBridges, CORBEL aims to provide a common access to research infrastructures needed for biomedical research.
The ELIXIR is looking for two talented and highly motivated experts to join its Hub office in Hinxton, UK:
A three day hackathon organized by ELIXIR-CZ took a place in Brno, Czech Republic on 4-6 November 2015. The hackathon was aimed at representatives of all ELIXIR Nodes and their key partners, who would like to add their software to the ELIXIR Tools & Data Service Registry – the portal to life science software.
Prof. Pascal Borry, Prof. Kate Bushby, and Dr Susan Wallace have been appointed new members of the ELIXIR Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The new members have been appointed by the ELIXIR Board at its October meeting in Hinxton, UK.
Kate Bushby replaces Dr Ségolène Aymé who has stepped down from the ELIXIR SAB at the end of her term in October 2015. Pascal Borry and Susan Wallace will work in the SAB as experts on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI).
ELIXIR-UK is carrying out a survey to help it in developing its future strategy. The questionnaire addresses the level of awareness of ELIXIR’s and ELIXIR-UK’s activities in the UK and how it can best engage the wider UK community with an interest in ELIXIR’s development, activities and facilities.
ELIXIR Hub is pleased to announce that Mikael Linden has joined the ELIXIR Hub as a visiting scientist from CSC -- the Finnish IT Center for Science (ELIXIR Finland).
The first ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Capacity building and Node development workshop took place on 3-4 November 2015. Organised by ELIXIR Czech Republic and hosted by the Prague House in Brussels, the workshop gathered representatives from across the ELIXIR network to share best practices in developing effective organisation and governance for ELIXIR national Nodes.
Hinxton, UK – ELIXIR and the Pistoia Alliance will be collaborating as part of the Map of Alliances project, an industry initiative to better understand the landscape of the pre-competitive environment in life sciences.
The collaboration will see ELIXIR and the Pistoia Alliance map out the landscape of life science organisations, including industry, academia and not for profit, and identify their interconnections, overlaps, similarities and differences.