2 October: Omics data infrastructure workshop at DTL Communities@Work

Professor Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen (Radboudumc) and Professor Morris Swertz (UMC Groningen and Groningen University) will organise a workshop ‘Shaping the national digital infrastructure for large (cross-)omics projects’ at the DTL Communities@Work conference on 2 October 2018 in Utrecht. The Netherlands X-omics Initiative, ELIXIR-NL, and Health-RI are involved as co-organisers. Are you active in (cross-)omics research projects in the life sciences (e.g.,… Continue reading

ELIXIR-NL course: Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical research. On 17-19 October 2018, ELIXIR-NL and the BioSB research school will organise a Galaxy course ‘Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!’ The course is meant for biomedical & translational medicine researchers who are keen on bioinformatics and for educators in the ‘bio domain’ who would like… Continue reading

Toxicology data management tutorials automatically collected by European training portal TeSS

A team including Egon Willighagen from Maastricht University, Niall Beard from ELIXIR’s TeSS team, and Oana Florean from Douglas Connect (coordinator of OpenRiskNet) has used BioSchemas to create a system that automatically pulls toxicology-related training materials from the eNanoMapper project into the European training portal TeSS. TeSS is ELIXIR’s training portal. It provides trainers and trainees with training materials, events… Continue reading

New Implementation Study will facilitate FAIR Data Management & Analysis

ELIXIR-NL will coordinate a new Implementation Study that aims to deliver a user-friendly FAIR Data management & analysis application as an EU cloud service: ‘myFAIR Cloud Analysis’. The service will be executed using the advanced INDIGO PaaS services on top of any ELIXIR Compute Platform cloud resource. Andrew Stubbs of Erasmus MC is the study’s coordinator: “ELIXIR-NL, ELIXIR-IT, and EMBL-EBI… Continue reading

ELIXIR Annual Report 2017

ELIXIR has released its Annual Report presenting the major achievements in 2017 and highlighting the effort of over 650 experts from across 21 ELIXIR Nodes. It shows the activities of ELIXIR Platforms, Use Cases, and ELIXIR Nodes in meeting the objectives of the current ELIXIR Scientific Programme and introduces the work towards the new Programming cycle (2019-2023). Read more.

ELIXIR-NL receives funding to coordinate data approaches of Dutch life science facilities

NWO has announced that ELIXIR-NL will receive funding to coordinate the data approaches of life science facilities in the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure. Professor Jaap Heringa, Head of the Dutch ELIXIR node, explains: “In 2016, the Permanent Committee marked ELIXIR-NL as one of the strategic life science infrastructures on the National Roadmap, acknowledging our coordinating role across the… Continue reading

MolData2 Implementation Study: facilitating molecular studies of rare diseases

The ELIXIR Implementation Study ‘MolData2’ has recently been completed. Friederike Ehrhart of Maastricht University: “We investigated the current status of genotype-phenotype databases for rare diseases. In addition, we developed tools to tackle some of the most urgent problems.” Watch the ELIXIR webinar on the Moldata2 Implementation Study Ehrhart: “This study was conducted by the Dutch and Spanish ELIXIR node, Maastricht… Continue reading

ELIXIR-NL course: Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical research. On 17-19 October 2018, ELIXIR-NL and the BioSB research school will organise a Galaxy course ‘Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!’ The course is meant for biomedical & translational medicine researchers who are keen on bioinformatics and for educators in the ‘bio domain’ who would like… Continue reading

Enhancing the implementation of the plant Breeding API standard within ELIXIR

The ELIXIR Staff Exchange project ‘Enhancing the implementation of the Breeding API standard in ELIXIR and semantifying it’ has been completed. “The plant breeding API (BrAPI) is a global effort to enable interoperability among plant breeding databases. BrAPI is also used to achieve interoperability of plant datasets between ELIXIR nodes,” says Dr Richard Finkers. He is a scientist in the Wageningen… Continue reading

National servicedesk supporting the international ELIXIR research infrastructure

SURFsara, partner in ELIXIR-NL, has developed a Proof of Concept (PoC) of an ELIXIR supportdesk based on its national servicedesk model. The supportdesk assists users in ELIXIR ID and service registration using the ELIXIR AAI (Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure). It is now ready to be further applied within ELIXIR’s European research infrastructure for life sciences. The national servicedesk consists of… Continue reading