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

ELIXIR kicks-off three new Implementation Studies

ELIXIR has kicked off three new Implementation Studies this September. Alongside four ongoing projects, they make up ELIXIR’s current portfolio of Implementation Studies, which involve nine ELIXIR Nodes. The three new Implementation studies cover the Interoperability and Data Platforms and...Read more
Posted: Fri 30 September 2016

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...Read more
Posted: Wed 5 October 2016

CORBEL launches 1st Open Call for research projects

The CORBEL Open Call invites researchers to apply to access technologies and services from more than 15 facilities from eight different research infrastructures across Europe . Selected projects will be allocated to so-called Access Tracks and gain unprecedented opportunities to...Read more
Posted: Wed 5 October 2016

ELIXIR UK launches TeSS, the ELIXIR Training portal

Following a pre-release in April 2016, ELIXIR UK released in July the production version of ELIXIR’s Training e-Support System, TeSS. The portal collects, disseminates and organises information about bioinformatics training from ELIXIR Nodes and various third-party providers. TeSS currently contains...Read more
Posted: Wed 14 September 2016

ELIXIR Hub strengthens its industry and international outreach

The ELIXIR Hub is pleased to announce the appointment of Pablo Román García as its Industry and International Officer. Pablo will lead the implementation of ELIXIR's industry strategy , run the ELIXIR Innovation and SME programme and support outreach to...Read more
Posted: Fri 26 August 2016

Germany joins ELIXIR

Germany today became the latest country to join ELIXIR, following the ratification of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). By joining ELIXIR, the BMBF will increase the visibility and competitiveness of German research...Read more
Posted: Thu 18 August 2016

ELIXIR presents its Compute service portfolio

The ELIXIR Compute Platform has published a list of compute services offered by ELIXIR Nodes. It covers High Performance Computing facilities, Cloud environments and Big Data services to enable researchers to process, store, transfer and access large volumes of data...Read more
Posted: Mon 8 August 2016

Ireland becomes ELIXIR Member

Mary Mitchell O'Connor (Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation) signs the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement. Ireland today became the latest country to join ELIXIR, following the ratification of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation...Read more
Posted: Mon 25 July 2016

ELIXIR Hub strengthens team with appointments for Human Data and Interoperability

The ELIXIR Hub is delighted that Serena Scollen and Norman Morrison have joined the team. Serena Scollen Serena takes up the post of ELIXIR Head of Human Genomics and Translational Data. She will lead the development and implementation of an...Read more
Posted: Thu 21 July 2016

EMBL-EBI teams up with Czech ELIXIR Node to build annotation capacity in the Czech Republic

EMBL-EBI will train researchers from Masaryk University (MU, part of ELIXIR Czech Republic) in the annotation of data in the Protein Databank in Europe (PDBe). The goal is to build local capacity for annotation of PDBe data in the Czech...Read more
Posted: Fri 8 July 2016

ELIXIR's 2015 Annual report shows strong progress in implementation

The ELIXIR 2015 Annual Report covers the major events and activities in 2015 and shows ELIXIR's progress against the priorities in its Scientific Programme 2014-2018. Expanding service delivery In 2015 ELIXIR entered a new phase of implementation, increasing its capacities...Read more
Posted: Thu 7 July 2016

Luxembourg latest country to join ELIXIR

Luxembourg today became the latest country to join ELIXIR, following the ratification of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement by its Ministry of Higher Education and Research. ELIXIR’s membership now stands at 18, with a further two countries – Ireland and Greece...Read more
Posted: Fri 1 July 2016

Status of ELIXIR following UK referendum on EU

In light of the decision by the UK to leave the European Union (EU), ELIXIR would like to clarify that it is not legally part of the EU: the result, therefore, does not affect UK membership of ELIXIR, nor have...Read more
Posted: Fri 24 June 2016

ELIXIR organises its first Train the Trainer workshop

The ELIXIR Training Platform organised its first Train the Trainer (TtT) at the University of Cambridge, UK, on 10-11 May. The goal of the TtT workshops is to establish and develop an pool of ELIXIR trainers to run effective training...Read more
Posted: Wed 15 June 2016


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