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

A Data Stewardship Wizard to enhance the quality of your Data Management Plan

DTL’s Rob Hooft has developed a Data Stewardship Wizard in collaboration with colleagues from the Czech ELIXIR node. The Data Stewardship Wizard converts a lengthy data management questionnaire into an effective flowchart, saving you research time and money, and enhancing the quality of your Data Management Plan. Use the Data Stewardship Wizard. A modern complete research proposal includes a Data Management… Continue reading

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train-the-Trainer programme

To benefit from the big data revolution in life sciences, researchers need to learn how to access the data and turn them into insights. Researchers also need to know how to teach new users in bioinformatics tools and resources so that they can get the most from their data. In order to design and develop a training programme tailored to… Continue reading

Reusing human translational research data

Chao Zhang, a bioinformatics PhD student at the Centre for Integrative Bioinformatics VU, wrote a blogpost about an ELIXIR Implementation study that looked into the options available to researchers for reusing data gathered from patients during clinical research. He outlines the several stages that are needed for these data to be accessed and reused. Read Chao’s blogpost. Read the F1000Research paper… Continue reading

13 November: ELIXIR Webinar on the transfer of large volume confidential human data

On Monday 13 November 2017, 14:30 GMT, the ELIXIR Compute Platform will hold a webinar on the transfer of large volumes of electronic confidential human data, with the support of AAI. The webinar will showcase how ELIXIR supports transfer of large volumes of confidential electronic human data, while maintaining appropriate access rights. It will give an overview of an improved support to… Continue reading

ELIXIR to establish new Use Cases for proteomics, metabolomics, and Galaxy

ELIXIR Europe has announced that it will continue its four current Use Cases (Marine Metagenomics, Plant Sciences, Rare Diseases, and Human Data), and establish three new ones covering Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Galaxy. ELIXIR is the European research infrastructure for life sciences data. It brings together European resources such as databases, software tools, training materials, cloud storage, and supercomputers. DTL hosts the Dutch node of ELIXIR… Continue reading