Past events

7 Apr 2014 - 8 Apr 2014

The first ELIXIR Board meeting takes place in Helsinki, Finland on 7-8 April 2014. This meeting assembles the ELIXIR Board and Observers and is by invitation only.

2 Apr 2014 - 4 Apr 2014

The second International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) will take place in Athens on 2-4 April 2014. The event takes place under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of the EU. Professor Janet Thornton will take part in a panel session on governance of world class research infrastructures.

The ICRI website is available here. Janet Thornton's slides are here (.pdf).

10 Mar 2014 - 12 Mar 2014

The second BioMedBridges Annual General Meeting will take place on 10-12 March 2014 in Florence, Italy.

For further details, visit the website.

18 Dec 2013

The event will mark the ratification of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement and the launch of ELIXIR as Europe's sustainable research infrastructure for biological data.<--break->

The Founding Ceremony and Launch event is by invitation only and prior registration is required. Please contact if you require further information.

The day begins with a private Founding Ceremony at 1200 noon for ELIXIR Member States.

Programme for the Public Launch Event

1:00pm – Buffet lunch

2:00pm – ELIXIR and Open Data

Robert-Jan Smits, Director General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

The ESFRI roadmap for Large-scale Facilities and ELIXIR 

Niklas Blomberg, ELIXIR Director

Current and future plans for ELIXIR

Octavi Quintana-Trias, Director, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission  

Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020

Jackie Hunter, Chief Executive, BBSRC, UK 

ELIXIR and impact 

Break for coffee

Dalibor Štys, Minister for Education, Czech Republic

ELIXIR and Research Infrastructures as a source of knowledge generation

Jérôme Wojcik, CEO, Quartz Bio 

ELIXIR and industry 

Jose Cotta, Head of Unit, Digital Science, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Open Data in Horizon 2020

Barend Mons, Netherlands ELIXIR Node

ELIXIR and Open Data – view from an ELIXIR Node

Janet Thornton, Director of EMBL-EBI 

ELIXIR and the Grand Challenges 

6:00pm – Drinks reception

Welcome speech by Dr Arnd Hoeveler, Head of Unit for ‘Advanced therapies and systems medicine’, Health Directorate,, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

8:00pm – Close 

The Programme is available as a pdf for printing.

2 Oct 2013

ELIXIR will be represented at the next Federated Identity Management for Research collaborations meeting, which is being held in Helsinki on 2nd October 2013 as part of the VAMP 2013 conference being organised by ELIXIR FI/CSC.

For further details, visit:

21 Jul 2013 - 23 Jul 2013

ELIXIR will be represented at the ISMB-ECCB'13 conference to be held in Berlin, Germany from 21 - 23 July 2013. ELIXIR will both be exhibiting at the conference and hosting a special session, where there will be a presentation on ELIXIRs latest developements and opportunity for members of the audience to put questions to ELIXIR representatives.

Further details about the conference can be found here:

4 Jul 2013 - 5 Jul 2013

The focus of this year's Basel Computational Biology Conference is "Computational and Biological Perspectives on Human Genome Variation". The event takes place at the Basel Congress Center on 4-5 July. Further information is available here

22 May 2013 - 24 May 2013

The Chair of the ELIXIR Board, Søren Brunak (Technical University of Denmark) will speak about Bioinformatics and ELIXIR at the first INSTRUCT Biannual Conference,  which will be held in Heidelberg, Germany on the 22nd - 24th of May 2013

Further information about the conference can be found here:

15 May 2013

ELIXIR will be showcased at a forthcoming workshop in Brussels on EU Structural Funds and ESFRI Research Infrastructures. The event is organised by the CoPoRi project. ELIXIR will be presented under the session entitled ‘Successful use of Structural Funds – Perspectives for the development of RPFs and nodes of Distributed Research Infrastructures’

Further information about the workshop can be found here:

22 Apr 2013 - 23 Apr 2013

The fourth ELIXIR Interim Board meeting takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 22-23 April 2013. This meeting is only open to ELIXIR Interim Board Members.