The purpose of ELIXIR
construct and operate a sustainable infrastructure
for biological information in Europe to support life science research and its
translation to medicine and the environment, the bio-industries and society.
Due to new technologies such as next-generation DNA sequencing, data produced
in biological experiments is doubling every few months, and this rate is
increasing. In addition, new types of data are constantly emerging that need to
be integrated meaningfully.
The collection, curation, storage, archiving, integration and deployment of
biomolecular data is an immense challenge that cannot be handled by a single
organisation or by one country alone, but requires international coordination.
ELIXIR and the Nordics
The Nordic countries have been very active in ELIXIR since the start of the
project. The emerging ELIXIR nodes in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden have
been coordinating their efforts continuously. The collaboration described below
is an example of such coordination.