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ELIXIR publishes its International Strategy
ELIXIR has today published its International Strategy, which sets out ELIXIR's role on the global stage. The strategy defines ELIXIR's objectives in international collaboration and will ensure that ELIXIR engages with major international initiatives in bioinformatics and key countries outside Europe.
The four objectives of the ELIXIR International Strategy are to:
Ensure ELIXIR serves life-science users and communities across the globe;
Support collaboration between ELIXIR and relevant global bioinformatics and data initiatives
Shape global science policy discussions around data and research infrastructures;
Develop formal collaboration with those countries outside Europe where there is a mutual benefit
ELIXIR on the global stage
ELIXIR is recognised by the G7's Group of Senior Officials to be a Global Research Infrastructure with a potential for membership by countries outside of Europe. At the heart of the ELIXIR International strategy is a commitment to realise this potential and drive bioinformatics collaboration at the global level. It will also ensure that ELIXIR acts as the European voice in global bioinformatics and infrastructure discussions. The strategy follows an ELIXIR-wide consultation and its implementation will be led by Pablo Roman García, ELIXIR's Industry and International Officer.