The services of ELIXIR Finland are available through secure authentication. Haka is the identity federation service developed by the Finnish higher-education institutions and CSC.
The ELIXIR nodes of Finland and the Czech Republic are heading the development of ELIXIR’s European-wide authentication solution, which is connected to secure data sharing.
ELIXIR Finland offers medical and bioinformatics research tools developed in Finland and Europe.
Collecting, updating, saving, storing, combining, and using life science data is a huge task – a single organisation or even a country cannot handle it alone. Success requires collaboration across countries and organisational boundaries.
ELIXIR Finland offers data storage services, access to supercomputers and software tools as well as training. Through ELIXIR, life scientists have access to substantial biological and medical data sets.
ELIXIR Finland provides a high-speed data communications network for data and its processing. For example, the 10 Gbit/s private network connection between CSC and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is used to analyse and utilize genome data from the biobanks. The Light Path is part of the Funet network maintained and developed by CSC. A similar service from CSC is also available to other interested parties.
The data produced by biosciences is doubled every few months, and the growth is accelerating. In addition, experiments produce completely new kind of data that should be processed in a meaningful way. ELIXIR is building the European bioinformatics infrastructure to support life science research, development and innovation. The results are utilized for example in medicine, food production, and environmental research.
ELIXIR Finland provides authenticaton and authorisation infrastructure (ELIXIR AAI), service to manage data access applications and access rights to sensitive datasets (AAI-REMS), analysis software for gene data (Chipster), cloud services (CSC Cloud) and training. The contact information of ELIXIR Finland: www.elixir-europe.org/about-us/who-we-are/nodes/finland