Services wishing to become part of ELIXIR-UK
ELIXIR is a Europe-wide infrastructure for Life Science data. It operates through a set of national Nodes coordinated by a Hub located at Hinxton. ELIXIR services are primarily contributed by the Nodes. Services are associated with one or more of the ELIXIR Platforms (Training, Compute, Data, Interoperability, Tools) and typically serve one or more of the ELIXIR Communities.
Node services are expected to be financially sustainable, aligned to the objectives of ELIXIR and of high international impact. Node services may then qualify for further status levels.
Key service collections are Node services that are of additional status selected by external review:
- Core Data Resource (CDR) and (ELIXIR Deposition Database) by the Data Platform. The UK Node provides 1 CDR (CATH)
- Recommended Interoperability Resource by the Interoperability Platform. The UK node provides 3 RIRs (ISATools, FAIRsharing, Intermine)
- The Training and Tools Platforms confer key service status to registry and portals services. The UK Node provides the TeSS training portal.
Although Node service status does not confer any additional funding it does indicate the value placed on the service by ELIXIR. Those offering Node services are eligible to apply for Hub funding for implementation studies and travel and apply for Node funding for participation in ELIXIR. However, the most significant benefit is the raised profile within ELIXIR’s communities and platforms.
In order to assess potential Node Services, candidate services are asked to complete the following template with the relevant information in as many areas as possible. The panel will be assessing services based on their alignment to ELIXIR themes, their impact and level of usage, and their sustainable nature based on past record and future plans.
**Please note that in order for a Service to be considered it must be associated with an ELIXIR-UK Member Organisation (click here to see the Member page)
The process for selecting ELIXIR-UK Services can be read here.