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

ELIXIR-NL strongly represented at ELIXIR All Hands 2018

On 4-7 June 2018, the ELIXIR Community met in Berlin for the annual All Hands meeting. With over 300 participants, it was the largest All Hands meeting so far. ELIXIR-NL was strongly represented with a variety of flash talks, presentations in workshops, and posters. View highlights of the ELIXIR-NL contributions. Download slides of all All Hands Meeting presentations. Have a look… Continue reading

Applying bioinformatics and data science competency frameworks to ELIXIR Training: workshop report

On 4-6 April 2018, 25 participants from within and outside ELIXIR (BD2K, H3AbioNet, EDISON, CODATA-RDA) gathered in Amsterdam for the workshop ‘Applying bioinformatics and data science competency frameworks to ELIXIR Training‘. The workshop was organised by the ELIXIR Training Platform. The participants presented and discussed the state of the art of the work that is going on in bioinformatics and… Continue reading

Register for ELIXIR All Hands 2018

The fourth ELIXIR All Hands meeting will take place on 4 -7 June 2018 in Berlin, bringing together members of the ELIXIR community from across the ELIXIR Nodes, and collaborators from partner organisations, in order to review ELIXIR achievements and activities so far and discuss plans for the future. The All Hands also acts as the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Annual General Meeting. The… Continue reading

18 April: ELIXIR Webinar on the Systems Biology Implementation Study

On 18 April 2018, 14:00 to 15:00 BST, representatives from ELIXIR France will present the outcomes of a Systems Biology Implementation Study. Aim of this Implementation Study was to define the requirements for a European bioinformatics resource for microbial metabolism as well as to provide a practical demonstration of how existing funded resources from ELIXIR partners could be integrated to meet those needs. Read more.

11 April: ELIXIR Webinar on the Proteome Implementation Study

On Wednesday 11 April 2018, 14:00 GMT, Juan Antonio Vizcaino (EMBL-EBI) will present the outcomes of the Proteome Implementation Study, to develop robust and automated proteomics analysis pipelines that can be deployed in a cloud environment and be reused openly by the scientific community. Read more.

Watch the video about the ELIXIR Training Platform

ELIXIR has released a video about its Training Platform. European life science researchers can be confused by what bioinformatics training is available and has direct relevance to their work and career. ELIXIR captures training opportunities in TeSS, a website that makes training easier to discover and, with international partners, is addressing the current shortages of trainers, training events and training materials.… Continue reading