|Full name ||ELIXIR|
|Legal status||uses EMBL-EBI legal model|
|Operational status||fully operational|
|Coordinating institution||ELIXIR Hub|
|ELIXIR Director||Niklas Blomberg|
|RI member countries ||BE, CH, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, HU, IE, IL, IT, LU, NL, NO, PT, SE,|
SL, UK as well as EMBL
friederike.schmidt-tremmel [at] elixir-europe.org
This sections provides an overview on the national subsidiaries of the RI.
Contact: Yves van de Peer
Contact: Jiri Vondrasek
Contact: Soren Brunak
Contact: Rolf Apweiler, Ewan Birney
Contact: Jaak Vilo
Contact: Tommi Nyronen
Contact: Jean-Francois Gibrat
Contact: Alfred Pühler
Contact: Michal Linial
Contact: Graziano Pesole
Contact: Reinhard Schneider
Contact: Jaap Heringa
Contact: Inge Jonassen
Contact: Arlindo Oliveira
Contact: Brane Leskosek
Contact: Alfonso Valencia
Contact: Bengt Persson
Contact: Ron Appel
Contact: Carole Goble
Description of the organisation
Life sciences experiments and research produce large amounts of data. Some of these vast datasets are highly specialised and are only available to researchers within the country in which they were generated. The aim of ELIXIR is to orchestrate and vertebrate the collection, quality control and archiving of these large amounts of valuable data and provide open access to researchers across the world.
ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life-science organisations in managing and safeguarding the massive amounts of data being generated in publicly funded research. It coordinates, integrates and sustains bioinformatics resources across its Member States and enables users in academia and industry to access vital data, tools, standards, compute and training services for their research.
The application areas supported by ELIXIR are broad and cover disciplines including among others: marine metagenomics, plant sciences, biodiversity, human data, rare diseases, systems biology, and cheminformatics.
ELIXIR Nodes (the different institutions that represent the ELIXIR Members) run hundreds of existing services that are open for use by researchers. These services can be categorised into the following:
- Databases (deposition archives and value-added knowledge bases)
- Standards and interoperability of standards
- Training courses
- Compute resources
- Data management support
- Cooperation with industry
A list of services offered by ELIXIR can be downloaded here.