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, 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.
To 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 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.
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 elixir-europe.org) by no later than 29 February 2016.
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.
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.