Elixir-UK town meeting

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ELIXIR-UK would like to invite anyone interested in finding out more about ELIXIR to come to a Town Meeting being held at the Earlham Institute on the afternoon of 1 February. The meeting is designed to provide more information about ELIXIR’s activities both in the UK and internationally and will give an opportunity to discuss and ask questions. The meeting will be followed by a mixer session to allow you to meet the people involved. Attendance is free but registration is required so that we have a good idea of numbers. Please see http://earlham.ac.uk/elixir-uk-town-meeting for more details.

ELIXIR-UK expands to data, tools and interoperability

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ELIXIR-UK, the UK Node in ELIXIR, has completed a reorganisation to better represent the activities of the UK bioinformatics community within ELIXIR and to bring the benefit of participation to a wider range of UK institutions. ELIXIR-UK has extended its remit from its original training brief to now provide data, tools and interoperability services within ELIXIR. It has added three specialist training centres at Birmingham and Cambridge University and the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh to its training portfolio and incorporated interoperability services from the Universities of Oxford (BioSharing and ISA Commons) and Cambridge (...

Dr Gabriella Rustici is the new Deputy Head of Node

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ELIXIR-UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Gabriella Rustici as its new Deputy Head of Node. Dr Rustici is Bioinformatics Training Manager for the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Cambridge and leads on developing standards and best-practice guidelines for the assessment of training quality and impact within ELIXIR-UK. She will take the lead on building the ELIXIR-UK community as well as working closely with Carole Goble (Head of Node) and John Hancock (Node Coordinator) in the day-to-day running of the Node. For more detail about Gabriella see http://www.elixir-uk.info/team/gabriella-rustici.

CORBEL: Open Call for Research Projects

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Dear colleagues, I’m contacting you on behalf of the EU project CORBEL to which your research infrastructure / your institute is a partner.

The Open Call for Research Projects, organised by WP4, will be launched on October 5, 2016; selected researchers will then have the unique opportunity to gain open access to state-of-the-art technologies and services offered by these research infrastructures across biological and medical sciences.

In order to distribute this news to a broad audience, we would like to ask for your support:

I would like to ask whether it is possible to place the attached announcement on your website. In addition to the plain text, we also prepared an animated GIF/an Apply-Now button to attract the reader.Would it be possible to also add one or both figures to your website?

It would be nice if the announcement could be presented on your website until end of November (call deadline: November 30).

In case you distribute a regular...

ELIXIR-UK and the UK EU Referendum

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On Thursday 23rd June the UK voted to leave the European Union. In light of this ELIXIR issued the following statement in consultation with ELIXIR-UK:

“In light of the decision by the UK to leave the European Union (EU), ELIXIR would like to clarify that it is not part of the EU: the result does not affect UK membership of ELIXIR, nor have any direct bearing on ELIXIR's ability to access EU research funding. The ELIXIR Hub uses the legal model of EMBL, which is itself an international treaty organisation. It is entirely separate from the EU and a statement from EMBL clarifies this in detail.

The UK has not voted to leave EMBL or ELIXIR. The operational budget of the ELIXIR Hub can continue to be committed on Commissioned Services carried out between the UK and other ELIXIR Members.

Furthermore, for the purposes of participating in EU research programmes, the...