Watch the ELIXIR webinar on the requirements for making data sources FAIR

On 21 February 2018, Friederike Ehrhart of ELIXIR-NL presented an ELIXIR Webinar on the outcomes of the MoldatainRD Implementation Study, to map out the requirements for making sources of data FAIR, with a particular focus on interoperability as well as enabling federated queries. The slides and recording from the webinar are available online.

21 February: Webinar on the requirements for making data sources FAIR

On 21 February 2018 (14:00 to 15:00 GMT), Friederike Ehrhart of ELIXIR-NL will present an ELIXIR Webinar on the outcomes of the MoldatainRD Implementation Study, to map out the requirements for making sources of data FAIR, with a particular focus on interoperability as well as enabling federated queries. Read more and join the webinar.

New Implementation Study will FAIRify ELIXIR Core Data Resources

ELIXIR-NL has joined forces with four other ELIXIR nodes in a new Implementation Study that will FAIRify several ELIXIR Core Data Resources. The study will start on 1 June 2018 and run for a one-year-period. Rob Hooft (ELIXIR-NL Technical Coordinator) explains: “The Implementation Study aims to create a comprehensive implementation guide to maximise the FAIRness of selected Core Data Resources, to develop… Continue reading

7 February: ELIXIR Webinar on requirements in data protection law and the upcoming GDPR

On 7 February, Regina Becker of ELIXIR Luxembourg will present a webinar on the requirements in data protection law and the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation. Becker will give an introduction to the requirements of data protection laws for the processing of personal data. The webinar will cover the changes due to the new European data protection regulation,… Continue reading

ELIXIR kicks off two new training-related Implementation Studies

In January 2018, two training-related Implementation Studies were started by ELIXIR. ELIXIR-NL plays a major role in both. “One of the new Implementation Studies focuses on data stewardship training,” says Celia van Gelder. She is one of the leaders of the ELIXIR Training Platform. “Data stewardship is not everyday practice for researchers. It is often considered an administrative task rather… Continue reading

17 January: ELIXIR Webinar on visualisation of rare disease genomics data

The RDvisualisation Implementation study provides immediate access to and visualisation of rare disease alignment files stored at the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA). Access is via a genome browser, such as Genome Maps or the Integrated Genome Browser. Sergi Beltran (ELIXIR Spain) will present outcomes of the RDvisualisation Implementation Study. ELIXIR Webinars usually take place every third Wednesday of the month 15.00… Continue reading

20 December: ELIXIR Webinar on a distributed model for Ensembl

On Wednesday 20 December 2017, 14:00 to 15:00 GMT, Paul Kersey (EMBL-EBI) will present a webinar on the development of a distributed model for Ensembl.  This will enable multiple ELIXIR Nodes to use a common infrastructure and provide an integrated service to users, each focusing on their own areas of interest and expertise. The work is the outcome of the Ensembl Implementation Study. Join the webinar.

ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum equips companies to advance personalised rare disease treatment

Developments in genomics have already been translated into personalised medicine and more effective treatments for rare diseases. National governments and companies are also investing in data-driven innovation that facilitates these prospects. To help companies access and take advantage of the wealth of data, ELIXIR organised a two-day ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum on 14-15 November 2017 in Paris, France. The event… Continue reading

Watch the video on ELIXIR’s human data activities

A new video presents an overview of ELIXIR’s activities and services in Human Genomics and Translational Data. Watch it on YouTube. ELIXIR is the European research infrastructure (ESFRI) dealing with all aspects of data in all branches of life sciences. DTL acts as the Dutch node of ELIXIR. To ensure that the services developed by the ELIXIR platforms are fit for… Continue reading