Watch the video about ELIXIR’s resources

ELIXIR Europe has produced a video to present some of ELIXIR’s resources and their impact. You can watch the video on YouTube. ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data being generated by publicly funded research. DTL hosts the Dutch node of ELIXIR.

ELIXIR community meets in Rome: ELIXIR 2017 All Hands meeting

Last month, ELIXIR held its 3rd All Hands meeting in Rome, Italy. Hosting nearly 300 participants from ELIXIR nodes and partner organisations, the meeting presented the work of ELIXIR Platforms and Use Cases and reviewed the progress over the past 12 months. Read the report about the event, including links to slides and photos.

Looking back on the first ELIXIR Galaxy Developer Workshop

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical research. On 16-19 January 2017, the first European Galaxy Developer Workshop took place in Strasbourg. ELIXIR-NL and the Dutch Galaxy Working Group were actively involved in the workshop’s organisation. Galaxy Training, in both the Dutch and European context, is one of the key focus areas of DTL’s training and education activities. The objectives for the workshop… Continue reading

ELIXIR All Hands meeting 2017

WORKSHOPS INTEROPERABILITY & TRAINING   On Thursday March 23, 2017 two workshops will be organised at the All Hands meeting of ELIXIR in Rome by the Interoperability and Training Platforms. Both workshops offer a half-day programme, which together form a full day with contributions related to FAIR principles and Data Stewardship. However, participants can also register separately for each half-day… Continue reading

On data challenges in agricultural science

Dr Ernst van den Ende and Dr Richard Finkers of Wageningen UR are on top of the recent developments in the field of agricultural science. “Growing enough food sustainably for the expanding world population presents a formidable challenge. We will need sophisticated data handling techniques to face this challenge,” says Van den Ende. Van den Ende is the Director of… Continue reading

BioSchemas supports the discovery of public datasets

Guidelines recently published by Google for the discovery of science datasets help data providers to describe their datasets in a structured way using schema.org, enabling internet search engines to find and index rich metadata to better present scientific datasets. The published guidelines draw on the metadata specifications for life science datasets developed by BioSchemas. BioSchemas is an open community initiative driven… Continue reading

9 February: ELIXIR Belgium launch

The ELIXIR Belgium Launch on 9 February 2017 will demonstrate the role of the Belgian ELIXIR node and will showcase the potential of an infrastructure like ELIXIR. In addition, experts in data handling will introduce the FAIR data principles and illustrate data management on the basis of use cases. Speakers include Niklas Blomberg (Director of ELIXIR Europe), Frederik Coppens (ELIXIR Belgium), Richard Finkers… Continue reading

Education & Training activities at the NETTAB2016 conference: a short report

On 25 and 26 October 2016, the NETTAB2016 conference was organised in Rome, co-organised with the COST Action CHARME and with EMBnet. The theme was ‘Reproducibility, Standards and SOP in Bioinformatics. The conference also brought together people from all over Europe who are involved in training and the organisation of training. Hence, a GOBLET/ELIXIR-Italy Train the Trainer workshop took place and… Continue reading

ELIXIR and GA4GH Beacon team up to advance genomic data sharing

Today, the Beacon Project of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) and ELIXIR, the European infrastructure for life-science data, announced an expansion of their partnership to develop the Beacon project that will improve the discoverability of European genomic data. “The expanded partnership will bolster the existing network by dedicating unprecedented resources to drive Beacon development, increasing both the… Continue reading