• Suomi
  • English


European services

As part of the European ELIXIR life science infrastructure network, ELIXIR Finland offers Finnish life scientist an access to research infrastructure services developed both in Europe and Finland. 


Services by ELIXIR network 

Our ELIXIR partners offer wide range of compute, data, software and training services for all European life scientists.  

Read more about the services provided by our European partners: https://elixir-europe.org/services. 


Services by ELIXIR Finland 

ELIXIR Finland offers European life scientists research infrastructure services with the focus on authentication and authorisation, computing, and training. All ELIXIR Finland services are provided by CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.


ELIXIR AAI (Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure) 

Services offered by ELIXIR Finland are available via secure authentication and authorisation. ELIXIR AAI enables researches to use a single user account to access all ELIXIR services they have been granted access. It also allows service providers to manage access rights of their individual users and research groups or projects. The service is connected to secure data sharing. ELIXIR AAI is provided by the Finnish and Czech ELIXIR nodes. 

Read more about our service: https://www.elixir-finland.org/en/elixir-aai-2/


REMS – Research data and resource management 

REMS (Resource Entitlement Management System), developed by ELIXIR Finland, is a tool to manage access rights to bioinformatics research databases and resources. Researchers applying for access to data log into the system using their home organisation’s username and password, fill in an application and approve the terms of service. REMS sends the application to the owner of the data for approval. In addition, REMS generates reports on applications and granted access rights.      

Read more about our service: https://www.elixir-finland.org/en/aai-rems-2/


SISu Data Sources

Finnish sample collections are significant for studying the hereditary causes of diseases. Thanks to the SISu project, the data on genetic variation in Finns has been compiled into one database. The open information on genetic ancestry available at sisuproject.fi is unique even on a global scale.

Read more about SISu Data Sources https://www.elixir-finland.org/en/sisu-2/


CSC Cloud

CSC’s cloud computing platforms offer high performance computing with superior flexibility and user experience via Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). With the services you can take the control of your IT infrastructure, manage it in flexible fashion, and automate it as you require. You can launch and manage virtual machines, deploy storage, and create networks for your needs.  

Read more about our service: https://research.csc.fi/cloud-computing 


Chipster – data-analytics 

Chipster is a user-friendly analysis software for high-throughput data such as single cell RNA-sequencing. It contains over 400 analysis tools and a large collection of reference genomes. Users can save and share automatic analysis workflows, and visualize data interactively.  

Read more about our service: https://chipster.csc.fi 



Efficient utilisation of data requires expertise in databases and software. The Finnish ELIXIR node CSC organises a wide range of bioinformatics courses where CSC experts provide guidance in the use of databases, software and cloud services as well as advice on the use and development of computing methods and related software.  

Read more about our trainings: https://www.elixir-finland.org/en/koulutus-3/ 

Trainers of the international ELIXIR network visit the different nodes and organise training events. ELIXIR’s training portal TeSS (https://tess.elixir-europe.org/) lists bioinformatics courses arranged in Europe and can also be used to search for links to the training materials of previously held courses.