ELIXIR Infrastructure for Data and Services to strengthen Life-Sciences Research in Flanders

01 January 2023 → 31 December 2026
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Cloud computing
    • Distributed systems
FAIR and open Science Biological Data Services
Project description

Life-science is a data science; it relies on the generation, sharing and integrated analysis of vast quantities of digital data. ELIXIR is a European Research Infrastructure that brings together international resources in life-sciences to form a single infrastructure enabling scientists to find and share data, exchange expertise and access advanced tools and large scale computational facilities, across borders and disciplines. The Belgian ELIXIR Node offers a portfolio of services in data management and analysis to help researchers adopt best practices of Open Science and perform their research efficiently. We bring together expertise in Flanders in human health and plant sciences, focusing on federated learning, and enabling data integration and interpretation. A new priority area is the establishment of a

sensitive data infrastructure in Belgium. We also provide training for researchers and developers. Our mission is to ensure that researchers in Flanders and Belgium can focus on their research question, rather than on technical details of data, interoperability, compute resources, etc. by providing tailored solutions based on an interoperable infrastructure across Europe.