Watch the ELIXIR Webinar on the rare disease interoperability pilot

On 18 October 2017, Marco Roos presented an ELIXIR webinar ‘Rare Disease test case for ELIXIR interoperability backbone’. “The ELIXIR rare disease pilot aims to make data machine readable and linkable, making it easier for researchers to combine data from multiple sources,” explains Roos in the webinar. You can watch the webinar here.

Successful ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum on food, nutrition, and microbiome

Microbiome, food, and nutrition datasets have rapidly expanded as a result of advances in DNA sequencing and the rise of shotgun metagenomics and metabolomics. To help companies access and take advantage of this wealth of data, ELIXIR organised a two-day ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum on 9-10 October in Brussels, Belgium. Hosted by ELIXIR Belgium, the event attracted 90 participants,… Continue reading

Rare disease Summer School & BYOD: a report

In September 2017, the ELIXIR Rare Disease Use Case organised an International Summer School on Rare Disease and Orphan Drug Registries and a Bring Your Own Data workshop. The two events were organised and hosted by the National Centre for Rare Diseases – Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome. The organisation was supported by several organisations, including DTL and ELIXIR-NL. Read… Continue reading

18 October: ELIXIR webinar on FAIR tools and training materials

On Wednesday 18 October 2017 14:00 BST, ELIXIR-NL’s Marco Roos will present an ELIXIR webinar ‘Overview of a suite of tools and training materials for implementing FAIR data principles’. Join the webinar. There is global endorsement of principles to make data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) by humans and computers. Marco Roos (ELIXIR-NL), will present standards-based tools, architecture, and training material that help… Continue reading

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