In a joint effort representatives from all research infrastructures in BioMedData have gathered for a 2 day online workshop to perform the first steps towards domain specific guidance for researchers in their data management. This work will result in the near future in expert recommendation for different domains and technologies which can be imported to new data management plans, forming the basis for more efficient research.
One important factor to accelerate these efforts was the advise from the Data Stewardship Wizard development team on collective editing of Knowledge Models in the Data Stewardship Wizard during the workshop.
The ELIXIR-CONVERGE project has just released one of its main outputs — the RDMkit. Developed and managed by those who work daily with life science data, this research data management kit provides a comprehensive guide with best practices applicable to projects from start to end.
Go to the RDMkit here
ELIXIR in collaboration with NORBIS are pleased to announce an advanced online course about genome assembly and annotation. The course is aimed at researchers interested in learning more about genome assembly and annotation.
The 11 Norwegian Life Science Research Infrastructures in the BioMedData project have published their "Report on data management plan needs/gaps".
This report marks the conclusion of the first phase within the project, aimed at assessing the data management routines at the Norwegian Life Science infrastructures and the gap with respect to the FAIR data principles. This report is a basis for the infrastructures to plan and implement further steps to improve the data management at the infrastructures and facilitate good data management by the researchers using the infrastructures.
ELIXIR Norway has made a wiki with documentation on how to use the different parts of our infrastructure
We are so happy and proud to announce that FAIRtracks, one of the new bioinformatics services recently added to our service portfolio, has been announced as one of four new ELIXIR Recommended Interoperability Resources (RIR)! The FAIRtracks ecosystem is a collaboration between ELIXIR Norway, ELIXIR Spain and EMBL/EBI.
ELIXIR Norway is pleased to announce that we launched a service to submit data to the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) on behalf of end-users and Norwegian research institutions.
On February 5th Korbinian Bösl (ELIXIR Norway, BioMedData & Centre for Digital Life Norway) gave a webinar with the topic Data Management requirements
We are happy to announce that 14 new tools, databases and platforms developed by various research groups and centres in Norway now will be available for our users via ELIXIR Norway.
Be ready to receive funding! Why is Data Management important for my application?
In this podcast ELIXIR Norway leader Inge Jonassen explains how artificial intelligence research can drive and accelerate new scientific discoveries.
The last year has effectively demonstrated the importance of sharing data during an ongoing pandemic. Currently, we also benefit from all the data that has been shared openly prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read our piece on how the fight against Covid-19 has relied on open databases in the last number of NBS-Nytt, the journal of the Norwegian Biochemical Society.
ELIXIR Norway and Digital Life Norway have been hosting the 2nd round of the ELIXIR-FAIRDOM staff exchange.
Identifying gaps in current training
ELIXIR Norway has successfully migrated the five NeLS Galaxy instances into one Norwegian usegalaxy
ELIXIR Norway now invites groups at the five partner institutions (UiB, UiT, NTNU, UiO and NMBU) to propose their bioinformatics tools and resources to be included as ELIXIR services.
Today ELIXIR Norway has launched the Norwegian COVID-19 Data Portal (https://covid19dataportal.no/). The service facilitates sharing and accessing research data generated in Norway on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On this occasion, ELIXIR Norway underlines its commitment for Open Science by endorsing the Manifesto for COVID-19 Research by the European Commission.
From October 1st. Erik Hjerde took over the role as the Training coordinator for ELIXIR Norway.
The Research Council of Norway has granted the Centre for Digital Life Norway (DLN) funding for 5 more years. The centre aims to transform Norwegian biotechnology research to increase innovation and value creation for society. DLN 2.0 starts in February 2021 with ELIXIR-Norway as a partner for Research Data Management
The annual meeting for all staff/hands involved in ELIXIR Norway will go digital 21-23 October. We are very sorry that we will not be able to meet in person in Trondheim this year, but we will do our best to create an engaging digital event and to maintain the good team spirit.
ELIXIR Norway and the Senter for Bioinformatcis at UiT have the pleasure to inform you that, after a fairly intense period of technological update, Metapipe is now operational.
The first meeting between the Research Infrastructure Project Area Liaison (RI PAL) in BioMedData (BMD) was held September 2nd.
ELIXIR Norway, in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Life Norway, has explored methods to support Norwegian researchers in data management planning for several years. After we got to know the Data Steward Wizard (DSW) in 2018, we started to use it fully in production in 2019 to enable assisted data management planning (DMP) for Life-Scientists across Norway. The Data Steward Wizard provides us with the unique opportunity to facilitate both the generation of DMPs by the research community and at the same time to increase awareness for research data management.
We have good news to all users of NeLS Galaxy
Congratulations Andreas Borchel!
Today, 11 Life Science Research Infrastructure programs in Norway kicked off the BioMedData project to build an open and collaborative framework for the exchange of Life Science Data in Norway.
It is now possible to log on to ELIXIR Norway Data Stewardship Wizard, the data management planning tool for smart generation of DMPs using FEIDE
The COVID-19 epidemic has caused significant societal challenges, and it is of utmost important to identify approaches to mitigate the impact of the disease. The ELIXIR Norway expertise in computational modeling of biological systems can aid in this process.
Visit our new SARS-COV-2 portal for a manually curated database of sequences and metadata for complete SARS_CoV2 genomes, from publicly available resources.
In the writing moment 414 complete SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are accessible in NCBI and many more are being sequenced world-wide. In addition, the sequence data is being made publicly available.
Open data and science is key against COVID-19, have a look at the efforts and resources provided by ELIXIR and ELIXIR Norway.
Convened by BioData.pt, the first workshop of the ELIXIR-funded Staff Exchange Project entitled “Empowering ELIXIR Nodes to measure and communicate their performance and impact” took place on 30 January 2020, in Lisbon (Portugal)
After the completion of the successful ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project, which provided ELIXIR with solid foundations, this week ELIXIR kicks off a new project to support the provision of data management across Europe. ELIXIR Norway is proud to be a part of ELIXIR-CONVERGE, and will lead a work package and a demonstrator in this project.
The topic is on how you can generate a data management plan for a research project that will meet the requirements of the funding organisations. You will use the ELIXIR Norway Data Steward Wizard to make a data management plan.
ELIXIR Norway is now performing a user survey to evaluate and identify gaps in our bioinformatics services.
Our annual "All Hands" meeting took place during four consecutive days in Oslo, 22-25 October, this year with a strong flavour of data management, thanks to our two new grants BioMedData and Converge!
We are very happy that Norway recently signed the European Declaration 'Towards access to at least 1 Million sequenced genomes in the EU by 2022'. This initiative aims to link genomic information across borders, and ELIXIR Norway is ready to contribute with crucial infrastructure in this effort, along with ELIXIR nodes all over Europe.
ELIXIR Norway was well represented at the 5th ELIXIR All Hands meeting, which took place in Lisbon 17-20 June.
The fifth ELIXIR All Hands meeting will take place 17 -20 June 2019 in Lisbon.
ELIXIR Norway participates in the next ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Genomics and associated data in national healthcare initiatives, which takes place in Stockholm, 5-6 March. Professor Eivind Hovig (UiO) will present an overview of ELIXIR Norway’s involvement in national healthcare initiatives.
See how ELIXIR may help, in the latest edition of NBS Nytt, the journal of the Norwegian Biochemical Society.
The first hands-on workshop in Marine Metagenomics was organised in Tromsø, November 26-30. In the workshop, the participants were introduced to the research field of metagenomcis, with focus on samples from the marine environment.
The yearly project meeting ("All Hands") of ELIXIR Norway took place in the scenic town of Drøbak on October 23-24 2018. During these two days, we had exciting plenary updates from all work packages, in addition to internal and cross work package meetings.
ELIXIR.NO newsletter number 5, January 2018, is now out. Can be downloaded here.
The European Galaxy Administrator Workshop was hosted by ELIXIR Norway in Oslo, 8-12 January 2018, and included five international instructors and 35 national and international participants.