ELIXIR-UK Coordination Office

Lead Research Organisation: Earlham Institute
Department Name: Research Faculty

Abstract

ELIXIR-UK is the UK node of ELIXIR, an intergovernmental organisation that brings together life science resources from across Europe. ELIXIR-UK coordinates a wide range of activities across data integration, provision of tools and data, and training in bioinformatics involving 21 UK Universities and Research Institutes. The ELIXIR-UK Coordination Office, based at the Earlham Institute in Norwich, interacts with the ELIXIR Hub on behalf of its members, provides national coordination for the activities, and is pivotal in their delivery, cross-connectivity and impact.
We are requesting a two year funding of existing and new activity to ensure the UKs continued involvement in ELIXIR and to ensure that the efforts of ELIXIR are returned to UK scientists.

Technical Summary

ELIXIR-UK is the UK node of ELIXIR, an intergovernmental organisation that brings together life science resources from across Europe. ELIXIR-UK coordinates a wide range of activities across data integration, provision of tools and data, and training in bioinformatics involving 21 UK Universities and Research Institutes.
The ELIXIR-UK Coordination Office, based at the Earlham Institute in Norwich, interacts with the ELIXIR Hub on behalf of its members, provides national coordination for the activities, and is pivotal in their delivery, cross-connectivity and impact.
IN THIS FUNDED PERIOD WE WILL:

- continue to supervise the administrative and outreach functions necessary for the establishment, growth and maintenance of the Node going forward. The Coordination Office will also be the first point of contact for the Funders, ELIXIR Hub and the Institutions involved in ELIXIR-UK on administrative matters.

- ensure that requirements of the Collaboration Agreement with the ELIXIR hub are satisfied and that ELIXIR-UK participants fulfil their responsibilities under the Node Consortium Agreement.

- attend meetings and conferences and make presentations on behalf of the Node, and liaise with the ELIXIR Hub and other Nodes.

- organise events to engage with all members of the ELIXIR-UK community. The Node office will also support and enable people within the ELIXIR-UK community to attend conferences and meetings as representatives of ELIXIR-UK.

- We will develop our policies on ethics, equality, diversity and inclusion and scientific misconduct as well as other areas such as environmental impact in order that we meet the high standard of research culture expected by UKRI.

- continue with the expansion of the ELIXIR-UK Consortium

- continue to publicise the UK Node and widen the involvement in the node

- establish new UK Focus Groups including launch and networking

- Partner in new ELIXIR funded projects
 
Description ELIXIR-UK response to the Future of compute review - call for evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-of-compute-review/future-of-compute-review-call-fo...
 
Description 2022-Apicuron
Amount € 25,323 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description 2022-EIP1
Amount € 88,603 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description 2022-Food & Nutrition
Amount € 35,365 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description ELIXIR-CONVERGE funding for additional activity - build a European Data Stewardship Trainers Network
Amount € 9,800,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 871075 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 09/2022 
End 06/2023
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Coordination Office
Amount £582,025 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/X011100/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2022 
End 07/2024
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Coordination Office - Bridging Award
Amount £47,300 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 06/2022
 
Description UK-2021- hCNVexchange
Amount € 48,813 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 05/2023
 
Description UK-2021-3DBioinfo
Amount € 38,123 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 05/2023
 
Description UK-2021-Container Services
Amount € 39,340 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 05/2023
 
Description UK-2021-Galaxy
Amount € 27,425 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 05/2023
 
Description UK-2021-Impact
Amount € 11,601 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 05/2023
 
Description UK-2021-Plants
Amount € 55,018 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 05/2023
 
Description UK-2021-ToolsEcosystems
Amount € 37,078 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description UK-2021-hCNVbundles
Amount € 48,750 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 05/2023
 
Description UK-2022-Beacon
Amount € 38,813 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description UK-2022-BeaconInfrastructure
Amount € 2,000 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description UK-2022-EIP2
Amount € 42,925 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description UK-2022-ETP1
Amount € 5,728 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description UK-2022-FHD (Federated Human Data)
Amount € 25,875 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description UK-2022-Humangenphen
Amount € 95,625 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description UK-2022-LipidPathways
Amount € 111,383 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description UK-2022-RDservices
Amount € 10,625 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description UK-2022-TP1
Amount € 27,028 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description UK-2022-TP2
Amount € 49,784 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description UK-2022-TP3
Amount € 11,508 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description UK-2022-TeSS
Amount € 217,112 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description UK-2023-MLstandards
Amount € 243,658 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2023 
End 12/2024
 
Description UK-2023-SCONE
Amount € 177,463 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2023 
End 12/2024
 
Description UK-2023-SYBEL
Amount € 187,553 (EUR)
Organisation ELIXIR 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2023 
End 12/2024
 
Description Cardiff University 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cardiff University joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2019, by following the online open process. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities.
Collaborator Contribution Cardiff University will primarily address the mission of ELIXIR "to build a sustainable European infrastructure for biological information" through the contribution of the LIPID MAPS Gateway to ELIXIR-UK. This collection of databases and resources serve the global lipid research community, with over 1M users per year worldwide. LIPID MAPS was created in the USA in 2003 via an NIH Glue grant that ran till 2013. In July 2016, The Wellcome Trust funded a Biomedical Resources Grant (£1.3M, O'Donnell PI) to further maintain and develop the resource, for 5 yrs, in collaboration with colleagues at Babraham Institute and University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In early 2018, LIPID MAPS moved to the UK, preserving its internationally recognised classification system and curated public open access lipid structure database, the largest in the world. The LIPID MAPS Gateway provides access to lipid nomenclature, databases, tools, protocols, standards, tutorials, meetings, publications, and other resources. Importantly, it has generated the internationally-used LIPID MAPS nomenclature and classification system (the global standard embedded in most journals worldwide).
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities
Start Year 2019
 
Description Heriot Watt University 
Organisation Heriot-Watt University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Heriot-Watt University joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2017. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities
Start Year 2017
 
Description Imperial College 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Imperial College London joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2017. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in working groups and relevant communities
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities
Start Year 2017
 
Description Kings College London 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Kings College London joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2021, by following the online open process. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities.
Collaborator Contribution The KCL computational community develops a number of software tools, infrastructures, and databases that align with Elixir 'tools' and 'compute' platforms. These span a range of disciplines, from genetics and omics data, via immunology, to population health, electronic health records and social media analytics. The informatics work focuses on reproducible research, delivered through data provenance and explainable AI techniques that support transparency and trust in research results.
Impact participation in working groups and relevant communities
Start Year 2021
 
Description Liverpool University 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Liverpool University joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2017. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Open University joined ELIXIR-UK 
Organisation Open University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for possible funding
Collaborator Contribution OPen University os a world leader in distance education, empahsizing open science and affordable accessible education for all.
Impact participation in working groups and relevant communities
Start Year 2022
 
Description Quadram Institute Bioscience 
Organisation Quadram Institute Bioscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Quadrum Institute Bioscience joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2021, by following the online open process. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities.
Collaborator Contribution Food and gut microbiome interactions are underpinning QIB interdisciplinary research and are of particular importance for the ELIXIR-UK mission as they sit at the core of the emerging Food & Nutrition Community in ELIXIR. QIB researchers (Dr Traka & Mr Finglas, FDNC Team) have been involved in the conception and development of a Food & Nutrition Community within ELIXIR, by a team of international scientists led by Dr Bouwman (TNO, Netherlands).
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities
Start Year 2021
 
Description Rothamsted Research 
Organisation Rothamsted Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Rothamsted Research joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2017. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology 
Organisation UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution UK-Cee for Ecology and Hydrology joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2017. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University College London 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University College London joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2017. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in working groups and relevant communities
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Birmingham 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Birminghma joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2017. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Bradford 
Organisation University of Bradford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University fo Bradford joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2019, by following the online open process. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities.
Collaborator Contribution · Elixir- hCNV Implementation study (K Poterlowicz is UK PM in the study and he contributes to WPs in the study) · Elixir Galaxy Community involvement (K Poterlowicz is a Galaxy Trainer and Galaxy Training material contributor. Poterlowicz's lab develops tool for Galaxy, Poterlowicz's Lab hosts Galaxy server and plans to register it as a Service Provider to the Elixir AAI framework.) · The Carpentries (K Poterlowicz is a carpentries trainer and genomics lesson maintainer. He has experience in organising Carpentries workshops (5 workshops organized/led between 2016-2018)
Impact ELIXIR-UK FAIR Data Stewardship Training MR/V038966/1
Start Year 2019
 
Description University of Cambridge 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University fo Cambridge joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2017. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Dundee 
Organisation University of Dundee
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Dundee joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2017. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of East Anglia 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University of East Anglia joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2020, by following the online open process. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities.
Collaborator Contribution The main motivation for the UEA to apply to become an Elixir UK node member, is the application in response to the 2021 Request for Proposals for Community-led Implementation Studies: "Building on PDBe-KB to chart and characterise the conformational landscape of native proteins" led by Professor Shoshana Wodak at the Free University of Brussels. This pan-European project concerns the creation of infrastructure to chart the experimentally sampled conformational diversity of native proteins in the Protein Data Bank (PDB) augmented with results of state-of-the-art computational tools. It is divided into five work packages (WP's) and WP2 is to be led by Dr Steven Hayward of the Computational Biology Laboratory at the School of Computing Sciences, UEA, and Professor Wodak. WP2, "Characterizing protein regions with different flexibility properties and links to sequence and functional annotations" concerns characterizing conformational ensembles and identifying key regions such as hinge and linker. Hayward will also be involved in WP5, "Implementation study management, dissemination and training."
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Edinburgh 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University of Edinburgh joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2017. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Exeter 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University fof Exeter joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2022, by following the open online process. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for possible funding
Collaborator Contribution From Egenis (https://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/sociology/research/sts/egenis/) we can certainly offer expertise in data interoperability, data standards, responsible data governance and choice of semantics (bio-ontologies and so forth). The University of Exeter has invested heavily in genomics, with cross-college expertise in cutting-edge technologies and world-leading genomic research. Our expertise ranges from translating findings from genomic studies to improve patient care, to using genomics to understand the evolution of infectious disease and the social and ethical aspects of genomic innovation in the life sciences, health and medicine.
Impact participation in working groups and relevant communities
Start Year 2022
 
Description University of Leicester 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University of Leicester joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2018, by following the online open process. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities.
Collaborator Contribution Bioinformatics research and technical activities at Leicester closely align with two ELIXIR focus areas in particular: Leicester researchers have extensive connections within the ELIXIR Human Data Communities, and Leicester continues to provide bioinformatics Training alongside ELIXIR-UK.
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities
Start Year 2019
 
Description University of Newscastle upon Tyne 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Newcastle joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2017. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Nottingham 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Nottingham joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2017. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Oxford 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Oxford joined the ELIXIR-UK Node in 2017. By becoming a member of the UK Node of ELIXIR the partner can access all of the current activities, communities, platforms and is eligible for access to possible future funding opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Impact Active participation in working groups and relevant communities.
Start Year 2017
 
Description collaboration with University of Manchester. (globle) 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Computer Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The EI team undertake all of the operational functions of the node and the node is co-led by Hall.
Collaborator Contribution Carole Goble Counter science, Manchester) co-leads the node, attends all management meetings and leads interactions with the other nodes.
Impact The efforts of the node are detailed elsewhere in the submission
Start Year 2015
 
Description BioHackathon Europe 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Nicola Soranzo participated to this European hackathon in Seine Port, France, 07-11/11/2022. During this week of intense hacking and collaboration, Dr. Soranzo contributed to the "Support for the Common Workflow Language standard version 1.2 in Galaxy" project ( https://github.com/elixir-europe/biohackathon-projects-2022/tree/main/28 ). A slide with the outcomes of this hacking project is available at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1AuLhyI1V1QNRJFl3jn3uxZSo1G-UaqRlDAiuJW7JYjY/edit#slide=id.p29
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://2022.biohackathon-europe.org/
 
Description ELIXIR - CONVERGE WP1 & WP8/9 F2F meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting discussed the conclusions of ELIXIR CONVERGE expert activities, and plans were made to propose a new pan-European RDM expert network and Data Stewardship toolkit.

Fellows of the DaSH project will benefit from access to a larger community of experts in Data Stewardship and the possibility to contribute and use a community-led toolkit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E27SU_yodbdO1nWGcia9EgwiG4cwj7dwDwRUr7amTSM/edit?usp=sharing
 
Description ELIXIR Bioinformatics Industry Forum: Enabling Ecosystems for Machine Learning in the Life Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in this event by various members fo ELIXIR-UK; including talks and workshop hosting.
This year's EBIF focus is on making Machine Learning robust and reproducible for the Life Sciences. The programme includes a mixture of presentations from industry and academia that will lead to panel discussions on the following themes:

Interoperable data and workflows to enable reproducible Machine Learning in the life sciences and the role of Open Science in the value chain;
Challenges and solutions in Machine Learning for the life sciences - Federated Learning and Synthetic Data;
Innovation, collaboration and security in the Machine Learning Ecosystem.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-bioinformatics-industry-forum-enabling-ecosystems-machine-le...
 
Description ELIXIR CONVERGE WP1, meeting concerning growing and sustaining an international DM network of expertise 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of 3 business models for sustaining RDM expertise and activities in Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Case Study Film: Data Management with RDMkit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a series of case study films which highlight specific work within ELIXIR-UK. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact and to engage more with the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/h_ywCP4Sz8I
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Case Study Film: Discovery and Integration of Health Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a series of case study films which highlight specific work within ELIXIR-UK. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact and to engage more with the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/HoUFnT7gpRM
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Case Study Film: Establishing a new service with other Nodes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a series of case study films which highlight specific work within ELIXIR-UK. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact and to engage more with the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/l_eB0VakF-A
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Case Study Film: Experience with ELIXIR and Structural Bioinformatics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a series of case study films which highlight specific work within ELIXIR-UK. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact and to engage more with the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/XqJzwnWVzkU
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Case Study Film: FAIR Cookbook and collaborating with pharmas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Part of a series of case study films which highlight specific work within ELIXIR-UK. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact and to engage more with the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/yyIBrCM-8gk
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Case Study Film: FAIR Data Stewardship Training Fellowship 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a series of case study films which highlight specific work within ELIXIR-UK. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact and to engage more with the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/fjUK8kgLtko
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Case Study Film: FAIRsharing and working with funders and publishers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a series of case study films which highlight specific work within ELIXIR-UK. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact and to engage more with the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/nS3rjFdw1SQ
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Case Study Film: How did you get involved in ELIXIR? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a series of case study films which highlight specific work within ELIXIR-UK. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact and to engage more with the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/QsstCKHOSSU
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Case Study Film: Training in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a series of case study films which highlight specific work within ELIXIR-UK. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact and to engage more with the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/_B00zkX0qiI
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Case Study Film: Working with national and global iniatives for reproducible and FAIR Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Part of a series of case study films which highlight specific work within ELIXIR-UK. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact and to engage more with the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/M_8PZa5Sjeg
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Film: A snapshot of ELIXIR-UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a series of films produced to showcase ELIXIR-UK and the work done within the Node. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/La45_r6LsO8
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Film: An Introduction to ELIXIR-UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a series of films produced to showcase ELIXIR-UK and the work done within the Node. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/Y67jAmdB1fg
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Film: how did you get involved in ELIXIR? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a series of films produced to showcase ELIXIR-UK and the work done within the Node. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/lE-E-Jvffg0
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Film: what has ELIXIR done for you? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a series of films produced to showcase ELIXIR-UK and the work done within the Node. This is part of our strategy to widen our Impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/_LZy5fWlsJM
 
Description ELIXIR-UK HDR workshop, break session about DM training 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gathered ELIXIR-UK and HDR stakeholders. Discussed common activities and training content development synergies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Scientific Development Group: Review Meeting 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Nicola Soranzo is a current member of the ELIXIR-UK Scientific Development Group, a small panel of experts tasked with reviewing the applications for new ELIXIR-UK Node Services to ensure high service quality and match UK priorities as identified by its funders. In October 2022, the Group met virtually to review several submissions and approved 4 new UK Node Services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://elixiruknode.org/news/2023/4-new-services/
 
Description ELIXIR-UK Scientific and Industry Advisory Board (Jan 2023) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Annual meeting of the ELIXIR-UK Scientific and Industry Advisory Board (SIAB), online, 20/01/2023, where the Node Management Team present the current work and future plans, asking our Board for expert advice and guidance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description EOSC data management focus group discussion in the context of Fellowship 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with the EOSC project discussing synergies in our efforts to professionalise the role of data stewards across disciplines

As a result of the meeting, we defined agnostic data management and training activities for further collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description EOSC-Life 3rd AGM: Carole Goble (Manchester), Susanna Assunta Sansone (Oxford) and Allyson Lister (Oxford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EOSC-Life 3rd AGM: Carole Goble (Manchester), Susanna Assunta Sansone (Oxford) and Allyson Lister (Oxford) participated in various workshops:
- FAIR guidance tell us what you need - SAS, CG, AL
- Metadata, context and EOSC interoperability framework - SAS, AL
- additional panel dicussions attended by all
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.eosc-life.eu/news/3rd-agm/
 
Description European Galaxy Days (EGD), Freiberg, 3-7 October 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nicola Soranzo (Earlham Institute) and Krzys Poterlowicz (bradford) attended this event on behalf of ELIXIR-UK and the DaSH Fellowship
Meeting at the European Galaxy Days 2022 that discussed various topics of research data life cycle and underlying infrustructure. Several participants requested further infromation regarding the materials developed within ELIXIR and the Fellowship.
European Glaaxy Days consisted of three meetings spread over the three days:
- ELIXIR Galaxy Implementation Study (IS2021) meeting,
- European Galaxy Days (EGD), talks, discussions and updates, including ELIXIR-Galaxy community meeting, and CoFest,
- EuroScienceGateway (ESG) kick-off, an EU-funded project to build a mature network of national Galaxy servers and Pulsar endpoints in European clouds and HPC centers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://galaxyproject.org/events/2022-10-egd/
 
Description Galaxy Project planning meeting 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Nicola Soranzo participated to this strategic meeting, held in Montepellier, France, with the Principal Investigators, Core Team members and "committers" of the Galaxy Project ( https://galaxyproject.org/ ) to collectively update its technical roadmap, with links to major efforts such as the Vertebrate Genomes Project ( https://galaxyproject.org/projects/vgp/ ) and COVID-19 ( https://galaxyproject.org/projects/covid19/ ).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NlH_tL8BG9hvCgnLzJI4GLhKMk7TsQAXp8WkggbIGrg/edit?usp=sharing
 
Description Hosted UKRN Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted, chaired and presented at a UKRN-sponsored workshop.

The DaSH team invited other ELIXIR UK members to present their offer on data management tools and resources and also partnered with other DaSH grants to share their training activitites.

The team recevied direct contacts from SORTEE, Society for Open, Reliable, and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary biology for future partnership.

A meeting has been scheduled for 2023 with two of the Fellows working withagricultural and environmental data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ukrn.org/event/fair-data-life-sciences-oct-2022/
 
Description Hosted a workshop at BioHackathon 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tim Beck (leicester) hosted a workshop at the BioHackathon 2022: Infrastructure for Synthetic Health Data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://2022.biohackathon-europe.org/index.html
 
Description Hosted a workshop at BioHackathon 2022: Bioschemas - Enabling profile updates through the Data Discovery Engine (DE) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Juty (Manchester) Alasdair Gray (HWU) Hosted a workshop : Bioschemas - Enabling profile updates through the Data Discovery Engine (DE)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://2022.biohackathon-europe.org/index.html
 
Description Hosted a workshop at BioHackathon 2022: Bioschemas - Enhancement and Reusage of Biomedical Knowledge Graph Subsets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seyed Amir Hosseini (HWU) hosted a workshop: Enhancement and Reusage of Biomedical Knowledge Graph Subsets at Biohackathon 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://2022.biohackathon-europe.org/index.html
 
Description Hosted a workshop at BioHackathon 2022: Bioschemas - FAIR knowledge representation for user facing applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anil Wipat (Newcastle), David Markham (Newcastle), hosted workshop at biohackathon 2022: FAIR knowledge representation for user facing applications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://2022.biohackathon-europe.org/index.html
 
Description Hosted a workshop at BioHackathon 2022: Bioschemas - Plant data exchange and standard interoperability 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Marco Brandizi (Rothamsted) hosted a workshop at Biohackathon 2022: Plant data exchange and standard interoperability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://2022.biohackathon-europe.org/index.html
 
Description Hosted a workshop at BioHackathon 2022: Bioschemas - Publishing and Consuming Schema.org DataFeeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alasdair gray (HWU) Hosted a workshop: Publishing and Consuming Schema.org DataFeeds
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://2022.biohackathon-europe.org/index.html
 
Description Hosted a workshop at BioHackathon 2022: Bioschemas - Training booster: developing FAIR training materials and Learning Paths 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alexia Cardona (Cambs) hosted a workshop at Biohackathon 2022: Training booster: developing FAIR training materials and Learning Paths
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://2022.biohackathon-europe.org/index.html
 
Description Hosted a workshop at BioHackathon 2022: The What & How in data management: Improving connectivity between RDMkit and FAIR Cookbook 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Phillippe Rocca Serra (Oxford), Munazah Andrabi (Manchester) and Susanna Assunta Sansone (Oxford) Hosted a workshop: The What & How in data management: Improving connectivity between RDMkit and FAIR Cookbook
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://2022.biohackathon-europe.org/index.html
 
Description Hosted a workshop at BioHackathon 2022: Training booster: developing FAIR training materials and Learning Paths 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Krzysztof Poterlowicz (Bradford) hosted a workshop at Biohackathon 2022: Training booster: developing FAIR training materials and Learning Paths
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://2022.biohackathon-europe.org/index.html
 
Description Hosted: NorthernBUG 7 (University fo Bradford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted NorthernBUG, (Northern Bioinformarics User Group) meeting on 7 September 2022. NorthernBUG is a network of broadly defined bioinformaticians and users or bioinformatics services in the north of England.

The team also gave several talks releated to the Fellowship, including two Fellows: Katarzyna Kamieniecka Enabling FAIR in silico data analyses with Nextflow workflow framework, Xenia Perez-Sitja Data Stewardship -professionalising an invaluable role, Andrew Mason Undervalued housekeeping: remapping of The Cancer Genome Atlas identifies missing genes and tumour heterogeneity, Khaled Jumah ELIXIR-hCNV: Galaxy workflows and training
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://northernbug.github.io/northernbug7
 
Description Hosting Webinar: Data Stewardship Wizard 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted a Webinar on DSW - Data Steward Wizard: this was recorded and is available to all.
The webinar helped create the groundwork for developing templates for Data Managemnet Plans tailored to UKRI-funded projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://youtu.be/9WycVlQDuZY
 
Description Panel Participation at 3rd Virtual FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum: Carole Goble 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 3rd Virtual FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum Session 3: Carole Goble - Panel discussion: Current practises, costs and benefits of FAIR Implementation in research and
development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://fairplus-project.eu/get-involved/3rd-innovation-sme-forum
 
Description Participation at ECCB2022: 21st European Conference on Computational Biology Planetary Health and Biodiversity 12-21 September 2022 Sitges, Barcelona 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation at ECCB2022: 21st European Conference on Computational Biology Planetary Health and Biodiversity attendance by various members of the UK Node, and participation in workshops and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://eccb2022.org/
 
Description Poster: BioFAIR: a new BioCommons infrastructure for UK life science (UKRI DRI Community Congress) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nicola Soranzo (Earlham Institute) and Carole Goble (The University of Manchester) presented the poster "BioFAIR: a new BioCommons infrastructure for UK life science" during the "UKRI Community Congress", Birmingham, UK, 6-7 March 2023. The poster describes ELIXIR, ELIXIR-UK, the ELIXIR-UK DaSH Fellowship, the 2021 BioFAIR feasibility study, BioFAIR's high-level structure and its proposed components and services for the UK life science researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://zenodo.org/record/7708304
 
Description Presentation in Poland for ELIXIR-UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of ELIXIR-UK, the ELIXIR-UK DaSH project and training content and Data management resources used by the UK community. Discussions include sharing relevant activities and national efforts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://genomics.mini.pw.edu.pl/meeting2023/
 
Description Presentation of Fellowship and its aims to European ELIXIR CONVERGE "data management expert network" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with the ELIXIR-CONVERGE project discussing synergies in our efforts to professionalise the role of data stewards and national training

As a result of the meeting, we mapped project activities into an international spectrum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation: ELIXIR-UK DaSH - A Fellowship of Data Stewards 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation: ELIXIR-UK DaSH - A Felowship of Data Stewards given as part fo the UKRN workshop series.
This presentation is the fourth workshop session, from the ELIXIR-UK DaSH project focused on building the grassroots of research data management communities of practice across research-performing organisations in the UK. The project's Community Manager presents their approach to influencing data stewardship development with a Fellowship, their challenges, solutions and outputs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://zenodo.org/record/7350551#.ZAhM4nbP2F4
 
Description Presentation: WorkflowHub - FAIR Workflow Registry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk give at EOSC Symposium 2022, Prague November 2022. Over 500 stakeholders from ministries, policy makers, research organisations, service providers, research infrastructures and research communities across Europe and beyond are expected to attend the Symposium to reflect on the EOSC key achievements and strategic challenges, and to identify priorities and concrete actions at the European, national, and institutional level to speed up EOSC implementation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://zenodo.org/record/7323471#.ZAhMv3bP2F5
 
Description Talk given at 3rd Virtual FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum: Philippe Rocca-Serra 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given at 3rd Virtual FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum: Philippe Rocca-Serra: Overview of the the FAIR Cookbook: The live collection of methodologies for making data FAIR
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://fairplus-project.eu/get-involved/3rd-innovation-sme-forum
 
Description Talk given at 3rd Virtual FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum: Susanna Assunta Sansone 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given at 3rd Virtual FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum Session 2: Susanna Assunta Sansone - Sustainability of FAIR principles and examples
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://fairplus-project.eu/get-involved/3rd-innovation-sme-forum
 
Description Talk given at Bio-IT World 2022 - Building a Global Network for Precision Medicine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ELIXIR-UK presented FAIRplus FAIR-Decide Framework at the Bio-IT World Conference 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.bio-itworldeurope.com/
 
Description Talk given at Bioinformatics for Business (B4B): Accessing biomedical data for data analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Carole Goble (University fo Manchester) presentated a talk on ELIXIR-UK at this event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ebi.ac.uk/b4bb/
 
Description UK-Conference of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (UK-CBCB) 27-29 September 2022 (Virtual) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the third iteration of the UK Conference of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (UK-CBCB), organised in conjunction with ELIXIR-UK. The conference was designed to bring together biologists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, software engineers and data scientists across the life sciences to discuss and present on how to manage biological data and use computational methods to power life science research. The 3-day programme combined a keynote lecture with presentations of use cases from researchers working at the cutting edge, plus breakout discussion groups at the end of each session. The breakout groups were intended for participants to exchange expertise and challenges with one another, in order to develop multidisciplinary solutions to complex problems together. Discussions and themes as a result of these breakout groups were then summarised by the facilitator at the end of each session. To maximise engagement across multiple disciplines we opted for a streamlined programme (no parallel sessions), and short introductory talks to support each session to encourage focus on the theme in question. Research facilitators also headed up each session to reinforce key themes, and encourage or stimulate conversation. The sessions covered: Metagenomics and Microbial Bioinformatics; Bioimaging and Artificial Intelligence; Sex and Gender Bias in Computational Disciplines; Federated Analytics/Learning; Structural Bioinformatics; Open Science and Spatial Transcriptomics. Over 130 delegates registered to attend the conference, the majority from the United Kingdom (~86%) however registrants were also based in the US and Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South Africa. Approximately half of these virtual attendees were Postdoctoral Researchers (52%) while other significant groups comprised PhD Students (19%) and Professor/PIs (11%).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.earlham.ac.uk/uk-cbcb-2022#about-the-event
 
Description UKRI Data Infrastructure Club Show & Tell 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ELIXIR-UK Joint Head of Node Prof. Carole Goble organised an informal Show & Tell meeting (online, 20/01/2023) with researchers from several UKRI Research Councils involved in planning and delivering Digital Research Infrastructures and Data Commons for UK researchers to exchange their experiences, technology choices and challenges encountered.
During the event, the ELIXIR-UK Technical Coordinator Dr. Nicola Soranzo presented "BioFAIR: a new BioCommons infrastructure for UK life science".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023