Welcome to ELIXIR Slovenia
ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing
and safeguarding the increasing volume of data being generated by
publicly funded research.
It coordinates, integrates and sustains bioinformatics
resources across its member states and enables users in academia and
industry to access vital data, tools, standards, compute and training
services for their research.
ELIXIR is an inter-governmental organisation which builds on existing data resources and services within Europe. It follows a ‘Hub and Nodes‘ model, with a single Hub located alongside EMBL-EBI in Hinxton, Cambridge, UK and a growing number of Nodes located at centres of excellence throughout Europe. Governments and ministries of countries are members of the ELIXIR consortium, and the scientific community in each member country develops their national Node.
ELIXIR Slovenia (ELIXIR-SI) is a Slovenian node of ELIXIR coordinated by University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine. ELIXIR-SI members are many other leading Slovenian research organizations. ELIXIR-SI is actively upgrading the existing and is establishing new infrastructure in the Slovenian research area through three pillars: (1) national infrastructure for obtaining high-density data with high-throughput laboratory technologies (genomic technologies), (2) a central national data node for life sciences and (3) center for education and training in life sciences (usage of bioinformatic tools, analysis and services). The research infrastructure upgrade is funded by European Regional Development Fund and by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and is expected to be finished in mid 2021.
An important source of data for COVID-19 research is also data collected through EGA (European Genome-phenome Archive) and ENA (European Nucleotide Archive) services.
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