Services for the European Open Science Cloud


ELIXIR is an intergovernmental organisation with a mission to unite Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data generated by publicly funded research.

ELIXIR coordinates integrates and sustains bioinformatics resources – such as databases, computational services, applications and training – across its member states and enables users in academia and industry to access what is vital for their research.

The goal of the organisation is to coordinate these resources so that they form a single infrastructure. This infrastructure makes it easier for scientists to find and share data, exchange expertise, and agree on best practices. Ultimately, it will help them gain new insights into how living organisms work.


The Elixir Competence Centre will demonstrate the analysis of life-science data on EOSC compatible cloud resources by drawing on leading sites of the ELIXIR Platform.

The Competence Centre will:

  • Make the partners' cloud resources compatible with the EOSC framework. Develop a costing model to inform future virtual access models. 
  • Design and demonstrate a container data packaging and distribution framework from a primary data provider to a hosting cloud site for data analysis run.
  • Integrate and operate the Reference Data Set Distribution Service to enable the distribution of ELIXIR Core Data resources to could sites. 
  • Operate the life science AAI within the EOSC AAI. 
  • Engage with partners and formulate data sharing policies, codes of conduct around how EOSC could host and analyse human data. 

To know more about this community, visit ELIXIR.

Watch the video introducing ELIXIR.