The ELIXIR Industry Advisory Comittee (IAC) met for the first time at Hinxton on the 26 February 2015.
The agenda of the meeting is here. At the meeting Mark Forster of Syngenta was elected Chair for 2015, with Wendy Filsell of Unilever as Vice Chair. A public report of the meeting will be made available in the coming weeks.
BioMedBridges will be hosting a one-day workshop at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) headquarters - in Garching, outside of Munich, Germany - on Thursday 19 February 2015. A day after the BioMedBridges AGM held in Munich.
The day will provide an opportunity to learn more about the management of biological data within research infrastructures and to exchange ideas on good practices in the area. The workshop will allow participants a chance to better understand the data management needs of their infrastructures, and assist them in preparing long-term plans.
ELIXIR Director, Niklas Blomberg, will take part in a session on big data at the forthcoming AAAS meeting in San Jose on 14 February 2015. Niklas will offer his view on data sharing in the life sciences, outlining how a big data infrastrucutre is required to solve global challenges. Other panel members include Frank Wuerthwein, University of California, who will talk on shared computing as a driver for discoveries from the Large Hadron Collider to viruses and Davide Salomoni from the National Institute for Nuclear Physics who will offer his perspective on the future of distributed computing.
Further information is available here.
The first event of the new 'ELIXIR webinar' series will take place on Wednesday 21st of January 2pm - 3pm UK time / 3 pm - 4pm CET, hosted by ELIXIR Director Niklas Blomberg, providing a general introduction to ELIXIR, plans for the series and an update on ongoing activities.
To join the webinar visit: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=M0RYRWBW2UQBSX3Q24ANI20U7Y-LRGH
If this is your first time using WebEx, we would suggest joining the meeting 10 minutes before the scheduled start time, in order to quickly install the relevant software and optimize the audio before the webinar starts.
The webinar series will then continue on a regular basis, at the same time every third Wednesday of each month (2pm UK time / 3 pm CET). A full schedule will be made available shortly and advertised via various channels including the all-at-nodes mailing list, twitter, the ELIXIR newsletter and ELIXIR home page. In the meantime please save the dates in your diary.
ELIXIR is holding a Research Object Identifier (ROI) Workshop co-organised with the NIH at London Heathrow Airport on 14 January 2015. The workshop agenda is now available and will include talks by experts to demonstrate current best practises and a breakout session to identify challenging areas and proposals for shared implementation. The workshop aims to systematically map the State of the Art and agree on strategies for data / research object identifiers and develop a white paper for community and expert consultation. Participation is by invitation only.
ELIXIR Director, Niklas Blomberg will give a talk at the Annual General Meeting of the French Institute of Bioinformatics (IFB) in Paris on 9th of January 2015.
Further information about the meeting can be found on the IFB website.
The formal launch of the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL), host institute of the Netherlands ELIXIR Node, will take place in the Rijtuigenloods in Amersfoort, on the 1st December 2014 and is open to all interested parties to attend.
Registration and further information about the event can be found here:http://www.dtls.nl/dtl/events/dtl-in-action.html
ELIXIR UK is bringing the first Data Carpentry workshop to the UK to help researchers in life sciences become more productive and efficient in their work with data. The workshop will take place at the University of Manchester, 27-28 November 2014
For more details and registration please visit: http://apawlik.github.io/2014-11-27-elixiruk-manchester/
EGI will be hosting a webinar entitled "RNA-Seq analysis with READemption - setup and usage in the EGI Federated Cloud" on 26 November, at 15:00 CET. The webinar will be presented by Konrad Förstner (Würzburg) and will focus on the implementation of the READemption pipeline (for computational evaluation of RNA) in the EGI Federated Cloud. This webinar is intended for researchers and developers interested in the use of EGI Federated Cloud.
More information can be found here: https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2345
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