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European Life-Science Infrastructure for Biological Information

Reference no: FP7-CAPACITIES-INFRA-2007
Acronym: ELIXIR
Period: November 2007 till December 2012
Status: Completed

Institutes (18)  Top 
  • Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), more, partner
  • Université Bordeaux 1, more, partner
  • German Research Foundation (DFG), more, partner
  • Linkoping university (UL), more, partner
  • Italian National Research Council (CNR), more, partner
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU), more, partner
  • Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), more, partner
  • Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), more, partner
  • Swedish Research Council (VR), more, partner
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), more, partner
  • Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig, more, partner
  • Medical Research Council (MRC), more, partner
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), more, partner
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), more, partner
  • The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS), more, partner
  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam; Universitair Medisch Centrum Rotterdam, more, partner
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), more, partner
  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), more, co-ordinator

ELIXIR is a research infrastructure initiative, funded within the European Union's 7th framework programme for Research and Technological Development with the aim to develop the plan for a sustainable infrastructure for biological information in Europe. This plan focuses on generating stable funding for Europe’s most important publicly accessible databases of molecular biological information, and the development of a compute infrastructure that can cope with the biological data deluge. ELIXIR is one of 44 research infrastructures recommended by the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures as being of key strategic importance to Europe’s future. ELIXIR holds a special place among these because it will provide infrastructure for the other biological, medical and environmental research infrastructures being developed. ELIXIR will provide: data resources; bio-computer centres; an infrastructure for integration of biological data, software tools and services throughout and beyond Europe; support for other European infrastructures in biomedical and environmental research; and services for the research community, including training and standards development.

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