Kickoff EXCELERATE Training platform & first Training workshop

On Sept 14-15 2015 ELIXIR Slovenia hosted the kickoff meeting of the Training Platform of ELIXIR-EXCELERATE, directly followed by the first EXCELERATE Training workshop (15-17 September 2015), jointly organised by ELIXIR and GOBLET. ELIXIR-NL co-leads the ELIXIR Training platform. ELIXIR’s training strategy will upskill researchers to more effectively exploit the data, tools, standards and compute services provided by ELIXIR, thereby facilitating access to Europe’s… Continue reading

ELIXIR webinar on BYODs & FAIR data stewardship

On 19 August 2015 Luiz Olavo Bonino (DTL’s Expert group leader FAIR data stewardship) presented an webinar about the Bring Your Own Data concept and FAIR Data stewardship. The webinar is part of the ELIXIR webinar series. You can watch his presentation here.

Report Data Carpentry hackathon & workshop

Photo by Mateusz Kuzak
Last week (22nd-25th June), ELIXIR-NL Training organised and hosted both a Data Carpentry hackaton and a workshop at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU). The events were co-organised by UMC Utrecht, Netherlands eScience center (NLeSC) and ELIXIR-NL. Both events are a part of a ELIXIR Pilot project aiming to develop Data and Software carpentry training across ELIXIR nodes. The project… Continue reading

ELIXIR-NL involved in GA4GH-ELIXIR ‘Beacon’ collaboration

ELIXIR has partnered with the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) to provide data-discovery services for genomics that balance efficient data sharing and data protection.The new collaboration, called “Beacon”, will kick off in September 2015. Its goal is to provide consent-based access to genomic data in the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA, a joint project of EMBL-EBI and the CRG in… Continue reading

ELIXIR-NL hosts Software & Data Carpentry event

On 22-25 June 2015 ELIXIR-NL hosted the second event in the ELIXIR Software and Data Carpentry Pilot in Utrecht. The event included a introduction to data & software carpentry, a hackaton for training materials and a workshop. Read more

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE funded by Horizon 2020

ELIXIR, the European bioinformatics research infrastructure, announces in today’s press release that it has been awarded €19 million from the EU. Over the next four years the implementation of Europe’s life-science data infrastructure will be accelerated. Starting September 2015, ‘ELIXIR-EXCELERATE’ will facilitate the integration of Europe’s bioinformatics resources, supporting all sectors of life-science R&D. It will deliver excellence to ELIXIR’s users by fast-tracking the… Continue reading

ELIXIR/DTL hackathon on FAIR Profiles & Data

From March 31st to April 2nd, DTL and Elixir organised a hackathon in Hinxton, UK, at the Elixir facilities. The hackathon had two parts, one dedicated to work on the development of FAIR Profiles and the other to discuss the commonalities between FAIR Data and Beacons. FAIR Profiles is a technology developed by the tech team of the FAIR Data… Continue reading

Collaboration Goblet and ELIXIR Training

In April 2015, GOBLET (Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training) and ELIXIR have formed a Joint Training Strategy, which sets out how the two initiatives will collaborate on training going forward. The Strategy was developed by the Training Coordinator’s Group (TrCG) of ELIXIR. Celia van Gelder, programme manager DTL Learning is involved in both organisations; she is a member of the operational board of Goblet, and training… Continue reading

Registration open for ELIXIR SME forum in Basel

Registration is now open for the ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: ‘Data-driven innovation in the pharma and biotech industries’ in Basel, Switzerland, on 9 June 2015. Organised by SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and ELIXIR, the event will take place alongside the successful Basel Computational Biology Conference, which runs from 7-10 June. The one day event is aimed at the pharma and biotech companies that use public… Continue reading

SME event well visited by industry

ELIXIR, Wageningen University, and DTL held a successful two day ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum in Wageningen on 18-19 March 2015. Eighty delegates attended the interactive two-day event, including over 50 companies. Large industry users such as Bayer, Syngenta and FrieslandCampina were present, and smaller plant breeding and food companies like Enza Zaden, Bejo Zaden and Nizo. Furthermore the meeting… Continue reading