ELIXIR UK plays a significant role in the training landscape – not just at home in the UK, but across the whole of the European ELIXIR project. We co-lead on the ELIXIR training platform and support the development of training to address key skills gaps amongst UK scientists. As part of this work we:

Act as a conduit for nationally-important bioinformatics training resources to promote their activities to the ELIXIR community. Currently these training groups are:


Cambridge Bioinformatics Training Centre University of Cambridge
Edinburgh Genomics  Edinburgh Genomics

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre


















We also lead ELIXIR’s training materials and events infrastructure project, TeSS, which collects information

about a diverse range of training and makes it accessible to the community. You can search the TeSS portal here:


We are also working with others to provide key digital skills training, partnering with the Software Sustainability Institute to provide Software Carpentry to the ELIXIR community, establishing the Data Carpentry initiative, and taking a lead role amongst national stakeholders to deliver the StaTS project – a coordinated effort to drive engagement with training in statistics.

ELIXIR platform: