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Weekly news 16.09.2019

ELIXIR Estonia together with Estonian Scientific Computing Infrastructure (ETAIS) has the first GDPR seminar today (16th of September). Futher information is available at 

We are pleased to announce three new ELIXIR Communities:

  • 3D-BioInfo
  • Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
  • Microbial Biotechnology

Please read our latest news release to find out more about the aims of these Communities and who is involved. 

The Pistoia Alliance FAIR/Ontologies Mapping (OM) project 'Communities of Interest' opens the first of its monthly webinar series with “Progress towards commercial FAIR data product and services” by Ted Slater this coming Thursday 19th September 2019 15:00 - 16:00 BST, join the meeting here.

Abstract: Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare and open science to improve performance for the benefit of humanity. In this webinar, we will discuss how Elsevier is increasingly leveraging the FAIR Guiding Principles to improve its products and services to better serve the scientific community. Ted is one of the authors on the seminal 2016 FAIR guiding principles paper. He has worked extensively within pharma R & D and more recently for providers of data analytics. 

Fotis Psomopoulos (ELIXIR-GR) has been selected to be an Research Data Alliance (RDA) Europe Ambassador for Bioinformatics. Part of his activities in this role will be to act as the formal RDA liaison for the ELIXIR Training Platform, with an additional focus on early career researchers at the intersection of Life Sciences and RDA.

ELIXIR Finland have recently published a new user case study on Targeted treatment for venous diseases with vascular system modelling, which details a collaboration with academics in Belgium as well as a Finnish start up microfluidics company, FinnAdvance. 

The National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway have been awarded €13 million for a new centre for Graduate Research Training in Genomics data science. The funding was awarded from the Science Foundation Ireland to train 115 PhD students over the next seven years. The centre is led by Prof. Cathal Seoighe, who is ELIXIR’s Training Coordinator for Ireland.