ELIXIR Platforms

ELIXIR’s activities are divided into five areas called ‘Platforms‘.

These are Data, Tools, Compute, Interoperability, and Training. The Platforms are managed by Platform leaders and the work is carried out by groups within the Platforms.

Data Platform

Aims to identify key data resources across Europe and support the linkages between data and literature.


Compute Platform

Develops services to make it easier to store, share and analyse large datasets.

Interoperability Platform

Develops and encourages the adoption of standards to describe life science data.

Tools Platform

Helps researchers find the best software tools to analyse their data.

Training Platform

Helps scientists and developers find the training they need, and also provides that training. ELIXIR-UK plays a crucial role in training in the UK and across ELIXIR.