UK Ontology Network (UKON) 2018  -

The UK Ontology Network is a meeting now in its sixth year. Its aim is to enable the sharing of knowledge about ontologies, vocabularies and any other mechanisms for organising, searching and sharing of knowledge. 

14th International Symposium on Integrative Bioinformatics

13-15 June 2018, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

Professor Susanna-Assunta Sansone is co-Principal investigator in three of the twelve projects awarded prestigious USA National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Commons funding, announced on the 6th November.

The Annual ELIXIR UK All Hands Meeting will be held in Edinburgh 1-2 November.

Updates will provided on recent activities from the ELIXIR UK Node and ELIXIR Hub, alongside discussions of future resources, events and roadmapping breakouts.

Meeting Agenda 

All are welcome to attend.

Following community and adopter feedback, has been re-branded to The new homepage is accessible at FAIRsharing will continue to refine and add to the content and functionality of the site over the summer to complete the transition. All links to or to individual BioSharing records now redirect to the new site.

Ruth Bastow will take on the role of ELIXIR-UK Node Coordinator from August 2017. In doing so she will build on her great experience of network and consortium coordination. The Node Coordinator role is key for ensuring the smooth running of the Node including its interactions with the ELIXIR Hub and its community building within the UK.

This course provides an introduction to High-Performance Computing (HPC) for researchers in the life sciences, using ARCHER as a platform for hands-on training exercises.

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High-performance computing (HPC) is a fundamental technology used to solve a wide range of scientific research problems. Many important challenges in science such as protein folding, the search for the Higgs boson, drug discovery, and the development of nuclear fusion all depend on simulations, models and analyses run on HPC facilities to make progress.

The Bioschemas Implementation study organised its second meeting on May 24-26 at Hinxton. Bioschemas aims to improve data discoverability by encouraging the use of markup in websites and services. By using consistently structured information, the resources become more discoverable, facilitating collation and analysis of distributed data. Bioschemas is part of the wider schema community that is overseen by the consortium founded by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Yandex.

The next meeting of the Bioschemas Implementation study will be held at the EBI from 24-26 May.

Details are available from:

Please add your name to the agenda as soon as possible if you want to attend it.