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: 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.

Developing a strategy for computational lab skills training through Software and Data Carpentry

Quality training in computational skills for life scientists is essential to allow them to deliver robust, reproducible, and cutting-edge research. ELIXIR has adopted a well-established and progressive programme of computational lab and data skills training from Software and Data Carpentry, aimed at increasing the number of skilled life scientists and building a sustainable training community in this field. Recently, Aleksandra Pawlik (New Zealand eScience… Continue reading

ELIXIR announces initial list of Core Data Resources and Deposition Databases

On 25 July 2017, ELIXIR has published the initial list of ELIXIR Core Data Resources. These are data resources of fundamental importance to the life science community and the long-term preservation of biological data. The ELIXIR Core Data Resources serve as a mark of the highest quality in infrastructure service provision and will drive ELIXIR’s discussions with funders and policy-makers… Continue reading

Watch ELIXIR’s Biosharing webinar

The recording and slides from last week’s webinar on Biosharing presented by Peter McQuilton (ELIXIR-UK) can now be found on the ELIXIR website. Biosharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on inter-related data standards, databases, and policies in the life, environmental and biomedical sciences and it is a formal resource of ELIXIR.

2 BYODs coming up

DTL frequently organises ‘Bring your own data’ (BYOD) workshops, where research data are made FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). The FAIR data principles act as an international guideline for good data stewardship. In BYODs, domain experts work side by side with FAIR data experts to get hands-on experience with FAIRifying real-world datasets. Two BYODs will be organised in May and June 2017. Please contact Mascha Jansen… Continue reading

Workshop Future of Metabolomics in ELIXIR: a report

On 25 April 2017, ELIXIR-NL and ELIXIR Germany organised a workshop ‘Future of Metabolomics in ELIXIR’ at Frankfurt Airport, in collaboration with the PhenoMeNal project and the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre. More than 30 persons from 10 countries participated. A summary report from the workshop is now available.

Biosharing webinar on 17 May

Peter McQuilton (ELIXIR-UK) will present a webinar on Biosharing this Wednesday 17 May, 15.00 CET. Biosharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on inter-related data standards, databases, and policies in the life, environmental and biomedical sciences. The webinars is open for anyone to join. Further details here.