ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data being generated by publicly funded research. It coordinates, integrates and sustains bioinformatics resources – such as databases, compute services, applications and training – across its member states and enables users in academia and industry to access what are vital for their research.
The ELIXIR community initiated the development of the reference architecture for biomedical applications, called the ‘ELIXIR Compute Platform’. The platform is envisaged as a federation of compute and storage resources, operated according to community-agreed principles and with the use of centrally provided user access management services.
ELIXIR was one of the Competence Centres (CCs) in the EGI-Engage project. The CC had two main activities: