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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

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 3 119 884
Administrative Contact
Janet Thornton (Prof.)

Participants (32)

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZEGEDI BIOLOGIAI KOZPONT ENZIMOLOGIAI INTEZET

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Karolina Ut 29-31
1113 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laszlo Patthy (Prof.)
BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 244 000
Address
North Star Avenue Polaris House
SN2 1UH Swindon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfred George Game (Dr.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Heinemannstrasse 2
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Zwoch
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 84 625
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Merce Calvet (Ms.)
FUNDACION CENTRO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES ONCOLOGICAS CARLOS III
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Calle Melchor Fernandez Almagro 3
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Collazo Bieto Juan José (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Martini (Dr.)
CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 472
Address
Localita Piscina Manna Edificio 1
09050 Pula Cagliari
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Milletti (Dr.)
CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 66 500
Address
Keilaranta 14
02101 Espoo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kimmo Niittuaho (Mr.)
DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikolai Raffler (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 65 000
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karen Bue Bitsch (Ms.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 65 000
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sander Woerdeman (Mr.)
TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
Address
Magyar Tudosok Korutja 2
1117 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabor Barlai (Mr.)
FUNDACION PARA EL DESAROLLO DE LA INVESTIGACION EN GENOMICA Y PROTEOMICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Orense 69 Eurobuilding Ii 2Do Piso
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nieves Sala (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juergen Ertel (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Paul Guillois (Mr.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kerstin Vestin (Ms.)
THE ISRAELI MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, CULTURE AND SPORT
Israel
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Government Offices, Building 3, Hakirya Hamizrahit Building 3,
91490 Jerusalem
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ilana Lowi (Ms.)
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
North Star Avenue Polaris House 2 Floor David Phillips Building
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Deborah Stephens (Ms.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hannah Gilbert (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie 300
2593 CE Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nico Collignon (Mr.)
RANNSOKNAMIDSTOD ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Borgartuni 30
105 Reykjavik
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rebekka Valsdottir (Dr.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 23 200
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fons Verstralen
GENOME RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
The Gibbs Building, Euston Road 215
NW1 2BE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tim Hubbard (Dr.)
SARDEGNA RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Via Palabanda 9
09100 Cagliari
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Mulas (Mr.)
SIB INSTITUT SUISSE DE BIOINFORMATIQUE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 65 000
Address
Rue Michel Servet 1 Cmu
1206 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nicole Cornuz (Ms.)
SYNGENTA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park
GU2 7YH Guildford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Forster (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dietmar Schomburg (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE VICTOR SEGALEN BORDEAUX II
France
EU contribution
€ 136 319
Address
Rue Leo Saignat 146
33076 Bordeaux Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antoine De Daruvar (Prof.)
VETENSKAPSRADET - SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Vastra Jarnvagsgatan 3
111 64 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olle Thylander
THE WELLCOME TRUST LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Gibbs Building, Euston Road 215
NW1 2BE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Deborah Jill Colson (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
André Faure (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karine Lanini (Ms.)