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

The CHARME of standardisation in life sciences, 21-22 June, Warsaw

CHARME is organising a conference The CHARME of standardisation in life sciences on 21-22 June 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. The programme features several ELIXIR-related talks, including two keynotes by Barend Mons, Head of ELIXIR Netherlands, and Chris Evelo, co-leader of...Read more
Posted: Mon 6 June 2016

ELIXIR Technical hackathon: promoting exchange of information about bioinformatics tools and workflows

ELIXIR France and Denmark organised hackaton “Tools, Workflows and Workbenches”, to to promote collaboration and technical developments between developers from ELIXIR Tools & Data Services Registry , Galaxy, Taverna, Arvados, CWL, ReGaTE and EDAM ontology, and Galaxy instance providers from...Read more
Posted: Sun 29 May 2016

ELIXIR Interoperability platform discusses with Google how to describe and share datasets

Representatives from ELIXIR UK, EMBL-EBI, ELIXIR Hub, bioCADDIE, BioSchemas and the W3C HCLS Community Profile met with Google last week in London to discuss how to describe datasets using . Finding datasets, and understanding their content, is a challenging...Read more
Posted: Mon 23 May 2016

ELIXIR and GOBLET support sharing of metagenomics training materials

ELIXIR Training Platform and GOBLET (Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training ) organised a joint workshop for metagenomics training materials re-use, on 7-8 April 2016 at EMBL-EBI in Hinxton, UK. The aim was to collect a comprehensive set...Read more
Posted: Fri 20 May 2016

Chris Evelo is new co-leader of ELIXIR Interoperability platform

Chris Evelo (ELIXIR Netherlands) is the new co-leader of the Interoperability Platform, replacing Barend Mons, the Head of Dutch ELIXIR Node. Chris joins Helen Parkinson (EMBL-EBI) and Carole Goble (ELIXIR UK) in leading the Interoperability Platform. Dr. Chris Evelo is...Read more
Posted: Sun 15 May 2016

Certification for quality of CNAG genomic data

ELIXIR Spain's Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG, National Genome Analysis Centre) has been awarded ISO 17025:2005 certificate for its Next Generation Sequencing Platform. ISO 17025:2005 is an international standard for laboratories that specifies the general requirements for the competence...Read more
Posted: Thu 5 May 2016

ELIXIR launches its Data Nodes Network

A Data Nodes Workshop in Prague on 13-14 April 2016 marked the launch of ELIXIR’s Data Nodes Network. The concept of this is that ELIXIR’s ‘Data Nodes’ – those Nodes with large data collections and databases with established standards for...Read more
Posted: Thu 5 May 2016

ELIXIR publishes its Industry Strategy

This week ELIXIR has published its Industry Strategy, which is a comprehensive overview of the current and future actions to stimulate innovation and ensure industry uptake of ELIXIR’s services. The five objectives of the strategy are to: Increase industry usage...Read more
Posted: Tue 3 May 2016

Database citations in patents and articles indicate impact of biological data on innovation

The extensive reuse of data from bioinformatics resources in research articles and patents demonstrate long-term value of biological data in life science research and biotechnology industry. This is the conclusion of a recent paper published by the ELIXIR Hub and...Read more
Posted: Thu 14 April 2016

ELIXIR Board meeting: 2016 Spring session

The ELIXIR Board held it's fifth meeting this week on 11-12 April in Prague, Czech Republic. The main points discussed included ELIXIR membership of Germany, Ireland and Luxembourg, ELIXIR Collaboration Agreements, Node Applications from Belgium, Italy and Slovenia, and the...Read more
Posted: Tue 12 April 2016

Towards user centric services for the Marine community

Marine metagenomics is a rapidly expanding field with the potential to provide new insight into the biodiversity of marine organisms. However, along with the expansion comes a massive increase in metagenomics data (the EMBL-EBI metagenomics portal in 2015 analysed 3...Read more
Posted: Thu 7 April 2016

Samples Club BYOD workshop, 21-23 March 2016

ELIXIR-UK and FAIRDOM ( ) jointly hosted a Samples Club BYOD (Bring Your Own Data) workshop on 21-23 March 2016, Manchester, UK. The workshop brought together representatives from ELIXIR-UK, ELIXIR-SE, ELIXIR-FR, ELIXIR-NL and EMBL-EBI with an interest in sample...Read more
Posted: Fri 6 May 2016

ELIXIR appoints Technical Project Officer to support quality assurance

The ELIXIR Hub is pleased to announce that Montse Gonzalez has joined the team as ELIXIR Technical Project Officer. Montse will set up and lead ELIXIR's quality assurance processes, including the development of key performance indicators for ELIXIR services, their...Read more
Posted: Mon 21 March 2016

Developing ELIXIR Authentication and Authorisation services

ELIXIR-UK and DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities), in collaboration with ELIXIR Finland and ELIXIR Czech Republic, organised a workshop for service and resource providers on Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI). Held in Manchester, UK, on 15-16 March...Read more
Posted: Fri 18 March 2016

ELIXIR presented as Landmark in the 2016 ESFRI roadmap

The new 2016 ESFRI Roadmap launched today classifies ELIXIR as a Landmark - a research infrastructure that reached its implementation phase by 2015. The 2016 Roadmap consists of 21 ESFRI projects with a high degree of maturity, and 29 ESFRI...Read more
Posted: Wed 9 March 2016


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