Hackathon to integrate the ELIXIR Data Stewardship Wizard with other ELIXIR resources

On December 4-6, 2018 the ELIXIR Data Stewardship Wizard team (ELIXIR-CZ, ELIXIR-NL) welcomed the FAIRsharing, TeSS (both ELIXIR-UK) and ELIXIR-SI eLearning Platform – EeLP (ELIXIR-SI) teams to the beautiful city of Prague during the “Mikuláš” (Dutch “Sinterklaas”) celebrations, to take part in a hackathon to share information and work towards interoperability and integration between ELIXIR resources. An external services integration framework… Continue reading

Dutch Ministry of Health sees perspectives for FAIR and Personal Health Train to employ data to serve health

In close consultation with the health care and research field, Dutch Minister of Medical Care and Sports Bruno Bruins has developed a vision how data can be employed to serve health. November 15th, he has shared his vision with the Dutch Parliament.  <Klik hier voor Nederlandstalige versie> In his letter to the Parliament Bruins writes: “Employing data for health needs… 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

ELIXIR priority project on ESFRI roadmap

On May 26, the Council of the European Union adopted the outcome of the ESFRI prioritisation and identified ELIXIR as one of the the three projects ready for immediate action and of strategic importance for Europe. The other ones are the European Spallation Source (ESS) and the Earth Plate Observing System (EPOS). Niklas Blomberg, ELIXIR director, is overjoyed by the outcome, “This is of course of immense value to ELIXIR,… Continue reading

DTL and ELIXIR endorse Data Citation Principles

DTL and ELIXIR both actively support the Data Citation Principles created by Force11. Force11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. Their aim is to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. DTL… Continue reading

ELIXIR-NL newsflash May 2014

After formal approval of the Dutch node in ELIXIR (ELIXIR-NL) at the board meeting in Helsinki (7-8 april 2014) a joint meeting of the Heads of Nodes (HoN) and the technical coordinators (TC) of the various nodes and the hub took place in Sandham (Sweden, 6-8 May). In alternating joint and separate meetings, the HoN and TC’s discussed many issues,… Continue reading

Dutch ELIXIR Node officially established

ELIXIR-NL was officially approved and formally established at the first ELIXIR Board meeting earlier this month, together with the ELIXIR Nodes of Denmark, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, the Czech Republic and EMBL-EBI. The Dutch Node is hosted and coordinated by DTL. During the meeting a template Collaboration Agreement was adopted. This agreement will form the basis for individual… Continue reading

Netherlands joins international ELIXIR consortium on biological data

Utrecht, 3 February 2014 On the 28th of January 2014, the Dutch State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science, Sander Dekker, has ratified the international ELIXIR Consortium Agreement (ECA). This makes The Netherlands the seventh country – and eighth formal member of the ELIXIR research infrastructure with the tagline ‘Data for Life’.  Data for Life As the tagline suggests, the… Continue reading

ELIXIR launched as a legal entity

On 18 December 2013, ELIXIR enters its permanent phase as Estonia becomes the fifth country to ratify the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement. This marks the formal launch of the infrastructure for biological data in Europe, supporting life science research and its translation to medicine, the bioindustries and society. ELIXIR today becomes an independent legal entity as Estonia joins the United Kingdom,… Continue reading