The Competitiveness Council yesterday approved a decision to include ELIXIR as one of three prioritised Research Infrastructures, along with the European Spallation Source (ESS) and the Earth Plate Observing System (EPOS). The process of prioritising these Research Infrastructures was led by ESFRI and the decision reached on the basis that the three are pushing the boundaries of scientific excellence, are strategically relevant for Europe, and are ready for immediate action. ELIXIR is delighted to have been selected. It represents a strong endorsement of bioinformatics in general and of the role that these services play in underpinning research and discovery in the life sciences.
The Council Conclusions are available here.
The ESFRI recommendations are available here.