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Bioschemas brings data closer to researchers

With every new generation of sequencers, mass spectrometers, and other lab equipment producing richer and cheaper data, even a small biology lab can become a big-data generator. With this flood of data, finding the right dataset or the right analysis...Read more
Posted: Mon 4 December 2017

ELIXIR data management helps “Unlock the Microbiome”

The UK’s Microbiology Society , one of Europe’s largest microbiology membership charities for scientists, released a policy report on 15 November summarising the challenges in microbiome research and recommendations for overcoming them. One such challenge is organising and sharing the...Read more
Posted: Mon 27 November 2017

ELIXIR event equips companies to advance personalised rare disease treatment

Developments in genomics have already fed into the reality of personalised medicine and faster, more effective treatments for rare diseases. National governments and companies are also making investments in data-driven innovation that would facilitate these prospects. To help companies access...Read more
Posted: Fri 17 November 2017

ELIXIR and GA4GH agree on Collaboration Strategy

ELIXIR and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) have agreed on a strategy to guide their collaboration in developing and promoting standards and frameworks for the responsible sharing and reuse of genomics data. The Collaboration Strategy builds on...Read more
Posted: Mon 20 November 2017

ELIXIR UK member to contribute to new NIH pilot to make biomedical data FAIR

Professor Susanna-Assunta Sansone is co-Principal investigator in three of the twelve projects awarded prestigious USA National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Commons funding, announced last week. Over the next 4 years the awardees will work together, as the NIH Data...Read more
Posted: Thu 9 November 2017

ELIXIR Hub appoints Communities and Services Coordinator

We are pleased to announce the appointment of John Hancock as ELIXIR Communities and Services Coordinator. John will act as a point of contact between the ELIXIR Hub and ELIXIR Nodes , ensuring that activities and services in ELIXIR Nodes...Read more
Posted: Wed 1 November 2017

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train-the-Trainer programme helps close skills gap in bioinformatics training

To benefit from the big data revolution in life sciences, researchers need to learn how to access the data and turn them into insights. Researchers also need to know how to teach new users in bioinformatics tools and resources so...Read more
Posted: Thu 26 October 2017

ELIXIR-NL Rome BYOD workshop helps establish FAIR rare disease registries

The 5th “International Summer School on Rare Disease and Orphan Drug Registries” and the ELIXIR Netherlands Node’s 4th “Bring Your Own Data” (BYOD) workshop united in Rome 18-22 Sept. to help attendees transform their data sets into Findable, Accessible, Interoperable...Read more
Posted: Fri 20 October 2017

ISA Tools used in NASA GeneLab data collection

The open source ISA framework and tools , which help to manage an increasingly diverse set of life science, environmental and biomedical experiments (see ISA commons ), are being used by NASA for its GeneLab platform , which expands scientists'...Read more
Posted: Fri 20 October 2017

ELIXIR presents open data resources to companies in Food, Nutrition and Microbiome

Microbiome, Food and Nutrition datasets have expanded rapidly in recent years, following advances in DNA sequencing and the rise of shotgun metagenomics and metabolomics. To help companies access and take advantage of this wealth of data, ELIXIR organised a two-day...Read more
Posted: Fri 13 October 2017

ELIXIR to establish new Use Cases for proteomics, metabolomics and Galaxy

Following agreement with the Heads of Nodes committee , ELIXIR will continue its four current Use Cases — Marine Metagenomics, Plant Sciences, Rare Diseases and Human Data — and establish three new ones covering Proteomics, Metabolomics and Galaxy. Starting in...Read more
Posted: Fri 29 September 2017

ELIXIR appoints new Chief Technical Officer

ELIXIR is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Lanfear as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO). As CTO, Jerry will lead the design and implementation of an ELIXIR-wide technical strategy and oversee developments across the five ELIXIR Platforms (Data,...Read more
Posted: Fri 8 September 2017

ELIXIR publishes position paper on FAIR Data Management in life sciences

ELIXIR has stated today how its infrastructure will help researchers to make published life-science data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). This statement also voices ELIXIR’s commitment to enabling the availability of FAIR data within the framework of the European...Read more
Posted: Thu 7 September 2017

ELIXIR part of new IMI project to improve security in drug development

ELIXIR is partner in eTRANSAFE, a new €40 million project funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) , which began in September. The five-year project aims to develop an advanced data integration infrastructure and new computational methods to improve security...Read more
Posted: Tue 5 September 2017

ELIXIR announces initial list of Core Data Resources and Deposition Databases

ELIXIR today publishes the initial list of ELIXIR Core Data Resources - data resources of fundamental importance to the life science community and the long-term preservation of biological data. The ELIXIR Core Data Resources serve as a mark of the...Read more
Posted: Mon 24 July 2017

Supporting best practices for open source software development

A new paper published in the ELIXIR F1000 Research channel encourages developers, research institutes and companies to adopt four best practices for open source development of life science research software. The recommendations provide practical suggestions based on the Open Source...Read more
Posted: Fri 14 July 2017

New funding awarded to ELIXIR Norway

ELIXIR Norway is among 19 national research infrastructures selected for funding by the Research Council of Norway . Together, these projects will be allocated NOK 1 billion (€104 million). The funds prioritise 19 projects across trade and industry, health services,...Read more
Posted: Mon 10 July 2017

Supporting metagenomics training

Metagenomics is the study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples. It studies microorganisms that share a specific living space like sea, human gut or soil. It has applications in many research fields, ranging from microbial proteins in biotechnology...Read more
Posted: Mon 3 July 2017

ELIXIR Publishes its 2016 Annual Report

ELIXIR has released its 2016 Annual Report highlighting the major achievements of 2016 and illustrating the growth and maturity of ELIXIR's services. It also shows progress made towards the priorities of the current ELIXIR Scientific Programme 2014-2018 and sets the...Read more
Posted: Mon 3 July 2017

ELIXIR launches staff exchange programme

ELIXIR has launched the first Call for Staff Exchange projects between ELIXIR Nodes. The purpose of the ELIXIR Staff Exchange programme is to support capacity building in ELIXIR Nodes and the exchange of best practices in bioinformatics service provision. The...Read more
Posted: Mon 26 June 2017

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