Month: August 2020

Registration for Virtual ELIXIR Biohackathon is still possible

ELIXIR Biohackathon is a yearly event that brings together developers working on all major ELIXIR projects, as well as external partners from countries outside ELIXIR such as the United States and Japan. This year the Biohackathon will take place November 9-13 in a virtual format due to the Covid-19 pandemics. There are less than 100 seats still left so everyone interested to participate should hurry up and register for the Biohackathon at this link. Registration is cost-free. In the registration form you can hand-pick the project that you want to attend at the Biohackathon from a long list of exciting topics (check out the list of topics here).

Webinar: ELIXIR Training Platform resources & services for Communities

The webinar is intended for ELIXIR Community members who want to develop training courses and materials. It will take place on Wednesday, 9 September 2020 at 12:00-13:00 CEST.

The presenters will cover how you can contribute to the Training Platform and benefit from its services. The presenters will also cover the impact of training, the best impact metrics, and training optimization strategies.

You can register for the event at this link.

1+MG survey about genomic datasets

The European 1+ Million Genomes Initiative (1+MG) wants to find out which genomic datasets and corresponding phenotypic/clinical information are already available in the participating countries. The initiative also wants to know the obstacles for sharing data.

The survey is available on the European Commission’s EU Survey platform. The survey results will be used to develop technical and policy solutions.

The bioinformatics wealth of nations

What is the impact of bioinformatics publications from countries around the globe? Colleagues from ELIXIR Greece wrote this revealing paper that highlights the high productivity of top 40 countries in the world in bioinformatics research. These countries generate 96 % of the entire world’s scientific output in bioinformatics.