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

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.