ELIXIR-NL aspires to be an inclusive organisation. In principle, all activities in the realm of life science data in the Netherlands can be considered part of ELIXIR-NL, provided that the institute involved is a DTL partner. We therefore invite you to bring your life science data-related resources, tools, services, and initiatives to our attention.
- Contact Rob Hooft for more information about getting involved.
ELIXIR-NL may incorporate your resource or initiative at different levels:
- Endorsement: ELIXIR-NL can endorse your initiative and report about it on the DTL/ELIXIR-NL website if we consider it a good initiative. An ELIXIR-NL endorsement may increase your chances to obtain funding for your initiative, either through an ELIXIR Implementation Study or through other funding sources.
- Assistance in fund acquisition: If your idea fits in ELIXIR-NL’s plans and strategy, but still requires funding, we might be able to assist you in writing a proposal for an ELIXIR Implementation Study, which may be funded through the ELIXIR Hub.
- Incorporation as a formal ELIXIR service. Your resource may be considered an ELIXIR service if it meets a number of requirements. The ELIXIR Handbook of Operations describes the required level of service & support for ELIXIR services. In addition, you should have funding to keep the service alive for a longer period and thus guarantee some continuity. All formal ELIXIR services are incorporated in the ELIXIR-NL service delivery plan, which describes what services are offered to ELIXIR by the node. This plan can be updated through a formal process that includes a review by the ELIXIR Heads of Nodes Committee and the ELIXIR Scientific Advisory Board. You can follow this link to see which Dutch services are formal ELIXIR services at present.
- Incorporation as an ELIXIR core resource/service. ELIXIR Core Data Resources are defined as a set of European data resources that are of fundamental importance to the wider life-science community and the long-term preservation of biological data. This is described in the F1000 Research paper ‘Identifying ELIXIR Core Data Resources‘.