General information

Full name                               
ELIXIR                                                                                                    
Short nameELIXIR
Legal statususes EMBL-EBI legal model
Operational statusfully operational
 
Coordinating institutionELIXIR Hub
ELIXIR Director
Niklas Blomberg
  
RI member countries            
BE, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, IE, IL, IT, LU, NL, NO, PT, SE, SL, CH, UK
as well as EMBL
ObserverGR
 
Website www.elixir-europe.org
Contact

Friederike Schmidt-Tremmel

friederike.schmidt-tremmel [at] elixir-europe.org

National nodes

This sections provides an overview on the national subsidiaries of the RI.

 

NameContact, website
Belgium

Contact: Yves van de Peer

Website

  
Czech Republic

Contact: Jiri Vondrasek

Website

  
Denmark

Contact: Soren Brunak

Website

  
EMBL-EBI

Contact: Rolf Apweiler, Ewan Birney

Website

  
Estonia

Contact: Jaak Vilo

Website

  
Finland

Contact: Tommi Nyronen

Website

  
France

Contact: Jean-Francois Gibrat

Website

  
Germany

Contact: Alfred Pühler

Website

  
Ireland

Contact: TBC

Website

  
Israel

Contact: Michal Linial

Website

  
Italy

Contact: Graziano Pesole

Website

  
Luxembourg

Contact: Reinhard Schneider

Website

  
Netherlands

Contact: Jaap Hering

Website

  
Norway

Contact: Inge Jonassen

Website

  
Portugal

Contact: Arlindo Olveira

Website

  
Slovenia

Contact: Brane Leskosek

Website

  
Spain

Contact: Alfonso Valencia

Website

  
Sweden

Contact: Bengt Persson

Website

  
Switzerland

Contact: Ron Appel

Website

  
UK

Contact: Carole Goble

Website

 

 

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 Nodes (the different institutions that represent the Member States) 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)
  - Tools- Standards and interoperability of standards
  - Training courses
  - Compute resources
  - Data management support
  - Cooperation with industry 

ELIXIR is able to solve the data deluge in life science research because it is creating a single infrastructure that integrates research data from all corners of Europe and ensures a seamless and open service provision that is easily accessible to all.

Service offer

A list of services offered by ELIXIR can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654248.