Who we are

About ELIXIR Europe

ELIXIR is an intergovernmental organisation that brings together life science resources from across Europe. It supports life science research and its translation to medicine, the environment, the bio-industries and society. These resources include databases, software tools, training materials, cloud storage and supercomputers.

The goal of ELIXIR is to coordinate these resources so that they form a federated and integrated digital infrastructure. This infrastructure makes it easier for scientists to find and share data, exchange expertise, and agree on best practices. Ultimately, it will help them gain new insights into how living organisms work.

ELIXIR is organised by a coordinating Hub and Nodes in each member country, bringing together over 230+ research-performing organisations. An ELIXIR Node is a collection of research institutes within a member country. ELIXIR Nodes run the resources and services, activities and communities that form ELIXIR.

About the UK Node

The UK Node represents national strengths in bioinformatics and provides a route for UK bioinformatics resources to participate in ELIXIR.

The Node leads many ELIXIR Communities and Focus Groups and participates in European consortia and international standards organisations.

ELIXIR-UK provides platforms and guidance for research data management, reproducible data analysis, FAIR data and software management, related services, and standards. It offers cross-cutting and domain-specific services and provides data and software-related training, fellowships and workshops.


UK research-performing organisations


People involved or collaborating with us


Endorsed open-access services for the life sciences community


Projects we are participating in or have completed

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