Call for Proposals Amazon Research Awards: deadline 15 September

Full-time faculty members of institutions in North America and Europe granting PhD degrees in fields related to Machine Learning are eligible to apply for Amazon Research Awards. The deadline for proposals is September 15, 2017, 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Recipients will be announced by December 15, 2017. Read more.

Data4lifesciences symposium: 11 September in Utrecht

With speakers from the heart of the Data4lifesciences programme, the upcoming Data4lifesciences symposium promises to be a vibrant networking event as well as an inspiring showcase of the programme’s first results. You are kindly invited to join this symposium on 11 September 2017 in the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. The Data4lifesciences programme aims to realise an integrated research data infrastructure interconnecting the… 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

Call for Science Demonstrators EOSCpilot Project

The European Open Science Cloud for Research pilot project (EOSCpilot) is supporting the first phase in the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) as described in the EC Communication on European Cloud Initiatives. You can apply until 11th September 2017. Read more.

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

Amgen Foundation launches Amgen Biotech Experience in the Netherlands

In the next three years, the DNA Labs on the Road will collaborate with the Amgen Biotech Experience to educate Dutch high school students about biotechnology. The ‘Reizende DNAlabs’ (DNA labs on the road) are mobile practicals that educate high school students about DNA, genes, genomics, and the latest research techniques. The project has been up and running since 2006 and over 200,000 high… 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