ELIXIR UK

The UK Node of ELIXIR represents UK strengths in bioinformatics within ELIXIR and provides a route for UK bioinformatics resources to participate in ELIXIR. The Node is a consortium of twelve cooperating institutions coordinated from the Earlham Institute:

  • The University of Birmingham
  • The University of Cambridge
  • The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • University of Dundee
  • The Earlham Institute
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Heriot Watt University
  • Imperial College London
  • The University of Liverpool
  • The University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • The University of Nottingham
  • The University of Oxford
  • The Roslin Institute at The University of Edinburgh
  • Rothamsted Research
  • University College London

The Node's activities and services span the ELIXIR Platforms for training, interoperability and standards, tools and data.

ELIXIR UK offers services to the rest of ELIXIR members, which come from two streams:

  • an annual, open and transparent process to conform to a set of criteria designed to ensure high service quality and match UK priorities as identified by its funders
  • project commitments made to ELIXIR, notably ELIXIR-EXCELERATE

Training

ELIXIR UK co-leads ELIXIR’s Training Platform. The TeSS Training Portal is ELIXIR’s training materials aggregator to provide coherent access to pre-existing training materials, resources, activities and events, including links to training-relevant catalogues within and around the ELIXIR network. The Nodes other services for training are three centres:

Interoperability and standards

ELIXIR UK co-leads ELIXIR’s Interoperability platform. It offers three Node services to ELIXIR:

Data and Tools

The ELIXIR UK data and tools services have thematic focuses on protein structure and function, expression atlases, human health and disease, and cultivated plants and farmed animals.

Protein Structure and Function

Biomedical Atlases

Human Health and Disease

Agriscience-related

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