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European Life-science Infrastructure for Biological Information

European Life-science Infrastructure for Biological Information

Objective

The objective of the ELIXIR preparatory phase is to produce a memorandum or memoranda of understanding between organisations (government agencies, research councils, funding bodies and scientific organisations) within the member states, with the purpose of constructing a world class and globally positioned European infrastructure for the management and integration of information in the life sciences.

To achieve this, we will address the following tasks and issues:
1 Define the scope of the infrastructure, its role and benefits
2 Define an appropriate governance and legal structure
3 Define a long term funding structure to provide a sustainable infrastructure
4 Define the requirements for the European Data Centre in the next 5-10 years and makes plans to meet these needs
5 Involve all relevant stakeholders, including users, data providers, tools providers to ensure that the infrastructure meets their needs
6 Explore integration and interoperability between core and specialised data resources and the development of standards in newly emerging fields
7 Define the critical interdisciplinary links that need to be forged between the ‘biological’ and related scientific disciplines, including medicine, agriculture and the environment
8 Define the needs of related European industries
9 Define a training strategy to ensure that Europe effectively exploits all the available information

The specific activities of the preparatory phase will include:
A Holding stakeholder meetings to bring together national representatives, key scientific opinion and funding organisations.
B Establishing working parties, supported by technical feasibility studies where appropriate, to address the tasks and issues above with final reports at month 18.
C Consolidating these reports into a management and funding proposal to be sent to member states and funding agencies with draft MoU by month 38 and to seek agreement on the MoU and establish an Interim ELIXIR Board by month 50.
D To establish the detailed organization of ELIXIR; and to draft and work toward the signing of the ELIXIR International Consortium Agreement

Coordinator

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

Address

Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 3 119 884

Administrative Contact

Janet Thornton (Prof.)

Participants (32)

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MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZEGEDI BIOLOGIAI KOZPONT ENZIMOLOGIAI INTEZET

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 244 000

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Germany

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 84 625

FUNDACION CENTRO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES ONCOLOGICAS CARLOS III

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 200 472

CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 66 500

DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 65 000

ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 65 000

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

FUNDACION PARA EL DESAROLLO DE LA INVESTIGACION EN GENOMICA Y PROTEOMICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 20 000

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 20 000

THE ISRAELI MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, CULTURE AND SPORT

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

THE ICELANDIC CENTRE FOR RESEARCH

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 23 200

GENOME RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

SARDEGNA RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

SIB INSTITUT SUISSE DE BIOINFORMATIQUE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 65 000

SYNGENTA LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 20 000

UNIVERSITE VICTOR SEGALEN BORDEAUX II

France

EU Contribution

€ 136 319

VETENSKAPSRADET - SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

THE WELLCOME TRUST LIMITED

United Kingdom

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE

France

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 211601

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 868 924,92

  • EU contribution

    € 4 500 000

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

Germany