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Call for new members of the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee

The ELIXIR Board is inviting candidates from life science companies to join the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee (IAC). Given the current distribution of expertise within the committee applications are particularly encouraged from experts representing SMEs and large companies in the...Read more
Posted: Tue 16 May 2017

ELIXIR Board meeting: 2017 Spring session

The ELIXIR Board held it's seventh meeting last week on 24-25 April in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The main items approved included the updated Work Plan and Budget for the ELIXIR Hub in 2017, the 2016 Annual Report, the principles for...Read more
Posted: Fri 28 April 2017

Status of ELIXIR following UK's decision to leave the EU

Today, the UK Government triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and formally launched the process to leave the European Union. ELIXIR would like to clarify that this process and its outcome will not affect the legal or organisational status...Read more
Posted: Wed 29 March 2017

ELIXIR community meets in Rome: ELIXIR 2017 All Hands meeting, 21-23 March

ELIXIR held its 3rd All Hands meeting last week in Rome, Italy. Hosting nearly 300 participants from ELIXIR Nodes and partner organisations, the meeting presented the work of ELIXIR Platforms and Use Cases and reviewed the progress over the past...Read more
Posted: Mon 27 March 2017

Statement of condolences for Anna Tramontano

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Prof. Anna Tramontano. As Chair Professor of Biochemistry at ‘Sapienza' University in Rome, Anna’s contribution to the field of bioinformatics and computational biology is...Read more
Posted: Mon 13 March 2017

ELIXIR Hub welcomes new members to team

ELIXIR is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Drysdale and Juan Arenas Márquez as ELIXIR Data Platform Coordinator and ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Project Manager. As ELIXIR Data Platform Coordinator, Rachel Drysdale will work closely with the Data Platform leadership team, coordinating...Read more
Posted: Fri 10 March 2017

ELIXIR among signatories of Call for action for global coalition to sustain core data resources

The leaders of major international life-science data resources have today called for a global coalition ‘to collectively support (...) data resources deemed essential to the work of life science researchers, educators, and innovators worldwide'. The signatories of the Call for...Read more
Posted: Wed 8 March 2017

Supporting Innovation in Genomics and Health

ELIXIR, ELIXIR Finland and ELIXIR Estonia held a successful two-day ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum in Helsinki on 27-28 March 2017. The two-day event presented some of the bioinformatics resources in Genomics and Health available through ELIXIR and showcased several...Read more
Posted: Tue 28 February 2017

ELIXIR Beacons to facilitate sharing of genomics data in Europe

Scientists across the world can now discover and query data from genomics projects in six different countries in Europe. This has been a success of the ELIXIR collaboration with the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) on the Beacon...Read more
Posted: Mon 27 February 2017

BioSchemas supports the discovery of public datasets

Guidelines recently published by Google for the discovery of science datasets help data providers to describe their datasets in a structured way using schema.org, enabling internet search engines to find and index rich metadata to better present scientific datasets. The...Read more
Posted: Fri 3 February 2017

ELIXIR publishes Position Paper on Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020

In response to European Union's public consultation on the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, ELIXIR has published its Position Paper on Horizon 2020, the European Union's funding programme for research and development. The Paper includes recommendations that could be adopted...Read more
Posted: Fri 13 January 2017

Hungary becomes ELIXIR Member

Hungary has become the 21st Member to join ELIXIR, following the signature of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement by Dr József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office in Hungary. The ELIXIR Node in Hungary is currently under...Read more
Posted: Fri 13 January 2017

ELIXIR and GA4GH Beacon Team Up to Advance Genomic Data Sharing

TORONTO, CANADA & HINXTON, UNITED KINGDOM — The Beacon Project of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) and ELIXIR, the European infrastructure for life-science data, announced today an expansion of their partnership to develop the Beacon project that...Read more
Posted: Tue 3 January 2017

ELIXIR-UK expands to data, tools and interoperability

ELIXIR-UK, the UK Node in ELIXIR, has completed a reorganisation to better represent the activities of the UK bioinformatics community within ELIXIR and to bring the benefit of participation to a wider range of UK institutions. ELIXIR-UK has extended its...Read more
Posted: Fri 2 December 2016

Re-using life-science data ethically

ELIXIR adopts overarching policy for ethical and legal aspects of accessing and re-using sensitive life-science data Clear ELSI governance is an integral part of the provision of ELIXIR Services, so it is a major milestone that ELIXIR’s ELSI Policy was...Read more
Posted: Fri 25 November 2016

Outcomes of ELIXIR Board meeting: 2016 Autumn session

The ELIXIR Board held its autumn meeting this week on 21-22 November in Hinxton, UK. The main outcomes of the meeting were the approval of ELIXIR’s Work Plan and budget for 2017, a batch of ELIXIR Implementation Studies for 2017,...Read more
Posted: Tue 22 November 2016

Handbook of Operations published

ELIXIR has just published its Handbook of Operations. The Handbook acts as a single reference point for the governance, policies and guidelines of ELIXIR. For each of these three areas, the Handbook provides links to all the relevant documents. Download...Read more
Posted: Mon 7 November 2016

ELIXIR’s Human Data activities presented in DNAdigest

Serena Scollen, ELIXIR's Head of Human Genomics and Translational Data, presents ELIXIR's Human Data activities in an interview for DNAdigest. Serena talks about the opportunities and challenges in data driven biomedical research and about ELIXIR's plans and activities to support...Read more
Posted: Wed 19 October 2016

ELIXIR opens process for nominations to Core Data Resources

ELIXIR has opened the process for Nodes to propose databases as ELIXIR Core Data Resources - resources of fundamental importance to the wide life-science community and the long-term preservation of biological data. ELIXIR Core Data Resources will act as flagships...Read more
Posted: Mon 17 October 2016

ELIXIR UK appoints Deputy Head of Node

The ELIXIR UK Node is pleased to announce the appointment of Gabriella Rustici as its new Deputy Head of Node. Dr Rustici is Bioinformatics Training Manager for the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Cambridge and leads on...Read more
Posted: Tue 11 October 2016

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