ELIXIR Europe conference: Core Resources for a Data Economy

Date & Time 11 May 2017
Address Rue de la Loi 75
Location Hotel Thon, Brussels

The Core Resources for a Data Economy Conference brings together funders, policy-makers and researchers in industry and academia to discuss the importance of data infrastructures for innovation and growth. It will present ELIXIR’s work to develop indicators for Core Data Resources, showcase the impact of databases on science and the economy and discuss some of the challenges and solutions to the sustainability of these crucial resources.

Keynotes from:

» Philippe Froissard, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
» Celina Ramjoue, DG CNNCT, European Commission
» Pierre Meulien, Executive Director, Innovative Medicines Initiative

ELIXIR (www.elixir-europe.org), the European life-science infrastructure for biological information, is a unique initiative to consolidate Europe’s national centres, services, and core bioinformatics resources into a single, coordinated infrastructure. ELIXIR brings together Europe’s major life-science data archives and, for the first time, connects these with national bioinformatics infrastructures throughout ELIXIR’s member states. By coordinating local, national and international resources the ELIXIR infrastructure will meet the data-related needs of Europe’s 500,000 life-scientists.

Open access to bioinformatics resources provides a valuable path to discovery. ELIXIR is identifying Core Data Resources that are essential to the larger international community and is developing a robust framework to secure their long-term sustainability and accessibility.

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