Nov 4, 2021

ELIXIR Norway and the Centre for Digital Life Norway is organizing a Data Management Planning workshop for Life Science Projects

Nov 3, 2021


Our annual ‘All hands’ meeting took place in Bergen 19-21 October, and finally we were able to gather ‘the family’ physically again!

Nov 2, 2021

The Oslo University Hospital/Helse Sør-Øst (HSØ) Bioinformatics Core Facility is seeking a senior bioinformatician for two years, with possibilities for extension

Oct 29, 2021


ELIXIR Norway is happy to announce the launch of eight new ELIXIR Node services to be included in our Service Delivery Plan towards ELIXIR Europe.

Oct 4, 2021

The program for our upcoming All hands meeting is beginning to come together, please have a look here.

Oct 1, 2021

The Open Access Week is taking place 25th-29th of October 2021.

The webinars before lunch are part of a collaboration between UiB, UiT, HVL, UiS, NTNU, USN, INN, UiO, RDA Norway and ELIXIR Norway and you can find more information and sign up for the individual webinars below or here.

ELIXIR Norway contributes with a series of webinars.

Sep 30, 2021

ELIXIR Norway contributed to hosting the 2-day “AlphaFold2 and RoseTTAFold workshop” with 600 participants from 40 countries

Sep 28, 2021

Rådata for norske SARS-CoV-2 gensekvenser blir nå for første gang fritt tilgjengelig gjennom den åpne genbanken ENA (European Nucleotide Archive). ELIXIR Norge og Folkehelseinstituttet (FHI) har samarbeidet om en teknisk løsning som laster opp de norske virussekvensene til genbanken sammen med informasjon om hvor prøvene kom fra. Løsningen sikrer at sensitiv informasjon om pasienten som hadde det aktuelle viruset ikke inkluderes.

Sep 28, 2021

We are happy to announce that the first Norwegian SARS-CoV-2 sequences now are openly available in ENA, the European Nucleotide Archive.

Sep 27, 2021

The Genomics- and Bioinformatics core facilities at the Oslo University Hospital / ELIXIR Oslo are hosting a drop-in service every Wednesday!

Sep 27, 2021

Salmobase is a tool for making molecular genomic resources for salmonid species publicly available in a framework of visualisations and analytic tools. The site has now been rebuilt with new features and more planned to come in the near future.

Sep 7, 2021

After almost a lifetime of zoom, we will finally try to meet face to face again for the ELIXIR Norway All hands, and hope that you will join us in Bergen on 19-21 October!

Aug 23, 2021

Open access life science resources such as data and software, are fundamental for breakthrough discoveries, scientific excellence and entrepreneurial endeavours. ELIXIR’s latest report is an up-to-date analysis on the benefit of open data to industry and innovation, with an extensive survey, testimonials, and analysis of the hotspots of European innovation. 

Read more


Aug 20, 2021

ELIXIR Norway and Digital Life Norway is organizing a Data Management Planning workshop for Life Science Projects recently funded by RCN

Jun 24, 2021

In the context of CONVERGE, ELIXIR-Norway organized two contentathon to extend the RDMkit with tool assemblies - carefully curated and selected set of tools to facilitate research data management in the Life Science domains with a focus on local availability or need of a specific domain. During 4 days in May and June 2021 over 30 research data management experts from all over Europe compiled several tool assemblies for Data Stewards and Researchers.

"We hope this examples will help others to do their data management in a better and more efficient manner." - said Korbinian Bösl, who has been organizing the contentathons.

"We are super happy that the joint proposal of ELIXIR-Norway and ELIXIR-Belgium to extend the RDMkit further has just been selected for the Biohackathon 2021 and we are looking forward to meet exciting people to enable more knowledge transfer."


May 31, 2021

ELIXIR Norway together with the ELIXIR Interoperability Platform is running a survey to collect input from potential users that will become topics in the coming workshop in autumn 2021

May 19, 2021

ELIXIR Norway and Digital Life Norway is organizing a Data Management Planning workshop for Life Science Projects recently funded by RCN

Apr 16, 2021

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.


Apr 6, 2021


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

Mar 29, 2021

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.

Mar 26, 2021

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.

Read more in the report (public available on zenodo under CC BY 4.0)


Mar 22, 2021

ELIXIR Norway has made a wiki with documentation on how to use the different parts of our infrastructure

Mar 2, 2021

We are pleased to announce the first online course on using the Norwegian e-infrastructure for Life Science (NeLS) and the national supported Galaxy ( The course will consist of lessons covering the necessary topics alternating with hands-on sessions to gain practical experience.

Feb 15, 2021


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.

Feb 10, 2021

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.

Feb 9, 2021

On February 5th Korbinian Bösl (ELIXIR Norway, BioMedData & Centre for Digital Life Norway) gave a webinar with the topic Data Management requirements

Feb 2, 2021


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.

Jan 29, 2021

Be ready to receive funding! Why is Data Management important for my application?

Jan 26, 2021

In this podcast ELIXIR Norway leader Inge Jonassen explains how artificial intelligence research can drive and accelerate new scientific discoveries.

Dec 17, 2020

OpenData_Covid19The 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.

Dec 9, 2020

ELIXIR Norway and Digital Life Norway have been hosting the 2nd round of the ELIXIR-FAIRDOM staff exchange.

Nov 30, 2020

Identifying gaps in current training

Nov 5, 2020

ELIXIR Norway has successfully migrated the five NeLS Galaxy instances into one Norwegian usegalaxy

Nov 2, 2020

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.


Oct 29, 2020

Logo COVID-19 Data Portal Norway

Today ELIXIR Norway has launched the Norwegian COVID-19 Data Portal ( 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.

Oct 4, 2020

From October 1st. Erik Hjerde took over the role as the Training coordinator for ELIXIR Norway.

Sep 25, 2020

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

Sep 21, 2020

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.

Sep 18, 2020

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.

Sep 11, 2020

The first meeting between the Research Infrastructure Project Area Liaison (RI PAL) in BioMedData (BMD) was held September 2nd.

Sep 2, 2020

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.

Jul 7, 2020

We have good news to all users of NeLS Galaxy


Jun 30, 2020

Congratulations Andreas Borchel!

Jun 17, 2020

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.

May 27, 2020

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

Apr 30, 2020

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.


Apr 27, 2020

PortalVisit our new SARS-COV-2 portal for a manually curated database of sequences and metadata for complete SARS_CoV2 genomes, from publicly available resources.


Apr 14, 2020

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.

Mar 25, 2020

ConvergeOpen data and science is key against COVID-19, have a look at the efforts and resources provided by ELIXIR and ELIXIR Norway.

Feb 10, 2020

ConvergeConvened by, 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)

Feb 5, 2020

ConvergeAfter 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.

Feb 4, 2020

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.

Oct 31, 2019

ELIXIR Norway is now performing a user survey to evaluate and identify gaps in our bioinformatics services.


Oct 29, 2019

AllHandsOslo2019Our 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!

Jun 27, 2019

1MGenomesWe 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.

Jun 27, 2019

We are pleased to announce the first release of MarFun, a database for marine fungi, and also an update of MarRef and MarDB.

Jun 21, 2019

elixir-norway-allhands2018-groupELIXIR Norway was well represented at the 5th ELIXIR All Hands meeting, which took place in Lisbon 17-20 June.

Jun 6, 2019

The fifth ELIXIR All Hands meeting will take place 17 -20 June 2019 in Lisbon.

Feb 26, 2019

SME_StockholmELIXIR 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.

Dec 12, 2018

FAIR NBSSee how ELIXIR may help, in the latest edition of NBS Nytt, the journal of the Norwegian Biochemical Society.

Dec 4, 2018

taxonomic_profileThe 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.

Oct 30, 2018

elixir-norway-allhands2018-groupThe 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.

Jan 25, 2018

ELIXIR.NO newsletter number 5, January 2018, is now out. Can be downloaded here.

Jan 13, 2018

elixirThe 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.