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Biology: The big challenges of big data

Article in Nature News & Comment An article in Nature today outlines the challenges of handling large volumes of data in biology. It describes ELIXIR as "a project to help scientists across Europe safeguard and share their data, and to...Read more
Posted: Thu 13 June 2013

ELIXIR featured EU Structural Funds report

ELIXIR has been featured as an example of a Research Infrastructure that has benefited from EU Structural Funds in a recent workshop summary report. The report is based on the discussions and presentations that took place at an event in...Read more
Posted: Fri 28 June 2013

EMBL first to ratify ELIXIR Consortium Agreement

EMBL Council formally ratified the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement (ECA) during its meeting in Heidelberg on 26 June. The fifteen countries that have already signed the interim Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will continue the process of ratifying the ECA in their...Read more
Posted: Thu 27 June 2013

New ELIXIR Brochure

The pdf version of the new ELIXIR brochure is now available here .Read more
Posted: Wed 5 June 2013

ELIXIR Holds First Technical Coordinators Meeting

On 30-31 May, technical experts from emerging ELIXIR Nodes came together to form ELIXIR’s first Technical Coordinator’s group. As a distributed e-infrastructure, many of the key challenges involved in establishing and running ELIXIR services are by their nature technical. The...Read more
Posted: Mon 3 June 2013

ELIXIR Considered 'Under Implementation' by ESFRI Implementation Group

The ESFRI Implementation Group (IG), a body established by ESFRI to identify and analyse the best practice and bottlenecks in the efficient implementation of ESFRI Research Infrastructures, has published its 2012 report. In the report, the Implementation Group report considers...Read more
Posted: Tue 28 May 2013

Outcomes of April 2013 ELIXIR Interim Board meeting

ELIXIR took several important steps forward at its Interim Board meeting in Copenhagen on 22-23 April 2013. Most notably, ELIXIR Member States agreed the final version of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement (ECA), which is the permanent legal basis for ELIXIR...Read more
Posted: Mon 20 May 2013

Spring 2013 Edition of Informed newsletter

The Spring edition of ELIXIR's Informed is available here . To register to subscribe automatically, please sign up here .Read more
Posted: Mon 20 May 2013

ELIXIR Nodes came together for technical workshop

Representatives of ELIXIR Nodes came together in Noordwijk, Netherlands, for a two-day workshop on 21-22 March. The event was organised by NBIC , which is leading the Dutch ELIXIR Node. Participants came together to discuss issues including: how Nodes would...Read more
Posted: Thu 28 March 2013

BioMedBridges holds first Annual General Meeting

BioMedBridges, which is coordinated by ELIXIR, held its first Annual General Meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany, on 11-12 March. Further information on the event, including links to the presentations, is available here .Read more
Posted: Thu 28 March 2013

Strong Endorsement for Bioinformatics in European Commission Consultation

Bioinformatics has been given a strong endorsement in a recent Expert Group assesment on proposed Integrating Activity (I3) topics. I3s are European Commission-funded projects that provide funding to open up to other users existing national research infrastructures. Based on a...Read more
Posted: Mon 20 May 2013

ELIXIR appoints Founding Director

Hinxton, 5 Feb 2013 - The Interim ELIXIR Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Niklas Blomberg to the newly created post of ELIXIR Founding Director. ELIXIR, the pan-European infrastructure for biological information, officially entered its implementation phase...Read more
Posted: Tue 5 February 2013

Job Vacancy: ELIXIR Scientific Administrator (Maternity Cover)

A vacancy is currently open for the post of ELIXIR Scientific Administrator , as maternity cover, for a seven month period.Read more
Posted: Fri 1 February 2013

Job vacancy: Personal Assistant to the ELIXIR Director

A vacancy is currently open for the post of ELIXIR Scientific Administrator , as maternity cover, for a seven month period.Read more
Posted: Thu 28 March 2013

Greece latest country to sign ELIXIR MoU

ELIXIR MoU now has signature of 15 countries and EMBL Hinxton, 30 January 2013 – Greece is the latest country to join ELIXIR , the pan-European undertaking to safeguard the results of life science research. The ELIXIR Memorandum of Understanding...Read more
Posted: Wed 30 January 2013

Winter edition of Informed ELIXIR eNewsletter is available

The winter 2012/13 edition of Informed is now available. Register here to receive directly.Read more
Posted: Wed 30 January 2013

ELIXIR Scientific Advisory Board reviews Node Applications

The ELIXIR Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) held its first meeting in December 2012. At the meeting, Dr Robert Gentleman of the biotech company Genentech was elected to the Chair, with Professor Gunnar von Heijne of Stockholm University elected Vice Chair...Read more
Posted: Tue 22 January 2013

Portugal puts bioinformatics first

ELIXIR MoU has signature of 14 countries and EMBL Portugal has joined ELIXIR, the major European undertaking to safeguard the results of life science research. Portugal is the 14th nation to sign the ELIXIR Memorandum of Understanding (MoU): a first...Read more
Posted: Thu 29 November 2012

Guardian Highlights ELIXIR as vital Scientific Resource

In an article in the UK's Guardian newspaper, ELIXIR is highlighted as a vital scientific resource for Europe . The article is about potential threats to the proposed EU budget for science and innovation and the importance of protecting projects...Read more
Posted: Fri 23 November 2012

ELIXIR Seeks Founding Director

The key post of ELIXIR Founding Director is now currently open for applications, the closing date for which is 1 December 2012. The job advert, job description and link to the online application is available here .Read more
Posted: Tue 13 November 2012

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