DNA and RNA sequencing have become increasingly important in medical and translational research. The data generated from these techniques has led to a huge demand for secure means to store, transfer and analyse the human biomedical data that has been consented for research.
ELIXIR is building an infrastructure to support the development of (i) new rare disease therapies, (ii) long-term storage and reuse of human biomedical data using the EGA and (iii) GA4GH Beacons to discover genomics datasets.
ELIXIR-UK is building links to Genomics England, the Farr Institute and UK BioBanking which are major, internationally recognised projects in this area. It has also started to add relevant UK resources to its portfolio under this theme, starting with the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY in 2016.