ELIXIR is an European intergovernmental organisation that brings together life science resources from across Europe. These resources include databases, software tools, training materials, cloud storage and supercomputers. The key goal of ELIXIR is to coordinate these resources so that they form a single European infrastructure that makes it easier for scientists to find and share data, exchange expertise, and agree on best practices. Ultimately, this will help researchers to take advantages of huge amounts of data produced in life science, and hence help us gain new insights into how living organisms work. ELIXIR consists of 22 member states and over 200 research organisations. It was founded in 2014, and is currently implementing its second five-year Scientific Programme which sets our strategic objectives for 2019-2023. The work is coordinated by ELIXIR Hub which is based at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, near Cambridge in UK. Each member state of ELIXIR establishes a ‘Node’. A Node is a network of organisations that work within a member state. Each Node has a lead organisation that coordinates the local ELIXIR activities. The Finnish Node is operated by CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.
ELIXIR Finland is a major national life science research infrastructure in Finland and part of Academy of Finland’s Research Infrastructures Roadmap. In collaboration with international partners, ELIXIR Finland develops European life science infrastructure services. ELIXIR Finland is hosted by CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd. As data and computing are becoming more and more crucial in life sciences, researchers need sophisticated software in data analytics, secure platforms in data management, cloud resources for storing the data, and identity management to ensure secure research. ELIXIR Finland connects Finland to European life science centres with fast data links which allows Finnish life scientists to access large amount of data, powerful computing capacity, software tools, data storage services and comprehensive training.
Read more about ELIXIR network here: https://elixir-europe.org/about-us
Read more about our services here: http://www.elixir-finland.org/en/services
Read more about our user cases here: http://www.elixir-finland.org/en/publications-and-reports
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CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.
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Life Science Center Keilaniemi
Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland