Bioinformatics in the Netherlands

The scientific journal Briefings in Bioinformatics recently published a paper about the history of Bioinformatics in the Netherlands. The authors are affiliated to DTL, ELIXIR-NL, and BioSB and they describe the process of building the Dutch Bioinformatics community since 2003: from NBIC to DTL, ELIXIR-NL, and BioSB. Read the paper.

ELIXIR publishes position paper on FAIR data management in life sciences

On 7 September 2017, ELIXIR stated how its infrastructure will help researchers to make published life science data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). This statement also voices ELIXIR’s commitment to enabling the availability of FAIR data within the framework of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), an initiative of the European Commission and Member States to connect big data across… Continue reading

Take part in ELIXIR webinars

ELIXIR webinars take place every third Wednesday of the month and present one particular project, service or tool offered through ELIXIR or ELIXIR partners. Recent webinars presented the ELIXIR industry programme, the Omics Discovery Index – platform for searching -omics datasets from multiple sources and the US NIH Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR). Upcoming are the ELIXIR Data Platform (20 September… Continue reading

F1000 paper: Train-the-Trainer pilot

The ELIXIR Training Platform has presented the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train-the-Trainer pilot programme in an article published in the ELIXIR F1000Research channel. Read more about ELIXIR and its Dutch node on the dedicated section of our website. One of the main goals of the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project is to support a pan-European training programme to increase bioinformatics capacity and competency across ELIXIR Nodes. To… Continue reading

Watch the ELIXIR webinar on Omics Discovery Index

The recording and the slides from the latest ELIXIR webinar on Omics Discovery Index (OmicsDI), which integrates multiple omics repositories, including Proteomics, Metabolomics and Genomics, are now available online. The next webinar will take place on 20 September and will present the ELIXIR Data Platform. Check the calendar for upcoming ELIXIR webinars.

Plant phenotype BYOD/hackathon in Ghent: a report

ELIXIR Belgium and ELIXIR-NL organised a BYOD/hackathon in Ghent (Belgium) on 30 May – 1 June 2017. The event demonstrated the potential of FAIR data in plant research. In addition, it included a hackathon to make BrAPI (the interoperability platform within the plant domain) FAIR. The event was organised to showcase the potential of FAIR data in the context of plant phenotypic data.… Continue reading

Please take the ELIXIR Communications survey

ELIXIR Europe has launched a survey campaign to improve its communication activities. Please take the online survey about ELIXIR communications: bit.ly/2v4QRK4. You can win a €20 voucher. About ELIXIR 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. ELIXIR-NL is building a professional research data infrastructure,… Continue reading

ELIXIR Annual Report 2016 published

ELIXIR Europe has released its 2016 Annual Report highlighting the major achievements of 2016 and illustrating the growth and maturity of ELIXIR’s services. It also shows progress made towards the priorities of the current ELIXIR Scientific Programme 2014-2018 and sets the scene for the remainder of the programing cycle. You can download the report or read it online. About ELIXIR ELIXIR is the European… Continue reading

The future of metabolomics and proteomics in ELIXIR

Representatives from the European metabolomics and proteomics communities have prepared proposals to integrate metabolomics and proteomics activities in ELIXIR.  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 (Read more.) In March 2017, the proteomics community organised a… Continue reading

Training courses ELIXIR Belgium

ELIXIR Belgium will be holding four training courses in Autumn 2017: Bio-molecular data-mining, Functional Plant Bioinformatics, Python for data processing, and Fundamental data skills for data-driven research. More information and registration.