Get Involved

If you work at one of our member organisations, then there are a wide range of ways that you can become an active member of the ELIXIR community. To make sure that you are kept up to date with news and opportunities within ELIXIR-UK, sign up to our newsletter, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

There are several ELIXIR-UK activities in which you can participate and get access to the benefits of active membership. There are focus groups and communities which connect people working in specific areas across Europe, and getting involved in one of these is a rewarding way to engage with ELIXIR. You can also be involved in an ELIXIR-UK service, training and our UK focused working groups.

Below are some experiences from current active members:

Dr Robert Andrews

University of Cardiff and ELIXIR-UK Data Management lead

Robert first got involved with ELIXIR-UK as a co-PI of the LIPID MAPS database and tools gateway, which joined the node’s collection of Data and Tools services in 2019.

“LIPID MAPS contributes to the ELIXIR metabolomics community and my own interests in Research Data Management have positioned me to lead the node’s Data Management Working group and Data Expert network. 

ELIXIR-UK has enabled us to apply for funds to curate lipid structures and pathways in partnership with other ELIXIR data resources in mainland Europe.  Additionally, I have been able to co-Lead our recent successful UKRI bid to develop training in FAIR Research Data Management.”

Professor Michael Sternberg

Imperial College London

Michael leads the ELIXIR-UK service Phyre2:

“An ELIXIR Implementational Study stimulated our development of a real-time link to use the Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) REST server to map variants input by the user in a genomic coordinate system onto the proteins structures we display in our PhyreRisk database.”

If you have any questions about ELIXIR-UK or want to get involved, please send us an email to We always welcome new members and would be keen to help you get involved.