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Weekly news 21.10.2019

The slides and recording of the presentation on the ELIXIR Beacon & Beacon Network as a service are now available on the ELIXIR website.

ELIXIR Innovation and SME forum highlights from 'Distributed data analysis - the (health) data train' in Utrecht are available in the industry news release.

DNAstack have launched Clinical Evidence Beacons, extending from the GA4GH approved Beacon standard, as detailed in their latest news release.

We're pleased to announce the publication of the Intrinsically Disordered Protein (IDP) community's white paper in the ELIXIR F1000 channel. 

FAIDARE, the Plant Data Lookup service, is now fully operational both with Phenotyping and Genotyping data! Five data repositories from EBI, INRA, VIB, CIRAD and iBET are connected to this service, and others from Europe and beyond will be available soon.

BrAPI, the plant Breeding API, has a new publication out in Bioinformatics: BrAPI-an application programming interface for plant breeding applications.

We are delighted to announce a Memorandum of Understanding between FAIRsharing and DataCite to identify a set of criteria for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of the broader research community. This project will be used to improve the recommendations that FAIRsharing provides to journal publisher and funder policy makers. 

Are you attending ICSB in Japan this year? De.NBI are hosting a full day satellite workshop on 31 October - "COMBINE & de.NBI Tutorial: Modelling and simulation tools in systems biology" with an impressive speaker lineup and agenda that still has a few spots remaining for free registration. 

EMBL-EBI have launched a new sister resource to the GWAS catalog for Polygenic scores - the PGS Catalog. As a new resource, they are seeking input into how to develop the resource to meet user needs. Please fill in and share their survey. You can find out more from this twitter thread.

ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Data management in the life sciences - a driver for innovation
27 - 28 November 2019 | Milan, Italy

EMBO practical course: Integrative modelling of biomolecular interactions
10 - 15 May 2020 | Izmir, Turkey