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The activities of the Bioschemas Community have been supported by the following funding sources:



ELIXIR-EXCELERATE is a HORIZON 2020 project to help ELIXIR coordinate and extend national and international data resources and ensure the delivery of world-leading life-science data services. It supports a pan-European training programme, anchored in national infrastructures, to increase bioinformatics capacity and competency. It also provides efficiencies in management and operation throughout the infrastructure, which is distributed amongst more than 20 European countries.

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE is funded by the European Commission within the Research Infrastructures programme of Horizon 2020, grant agreement number 676559.

ELIXIR Bioschemas: Community Adoption and Training

This implementation study aims to lift Bioschemas from "pilot" to "practice" and will:

  • Disseminate and Train: Develop training material; improve the Bioschemas website; make compliant datasets visible in ELIXIR registries.
  • Adopt: Topic specific workshops; Node-based workshops and inter-node staff exchange; strategic engagement with data platform Core Data Resources and implementation studies.
  • Sustain: Incorporation into; and establish Bioschemas Community governance.
  • Impact: Highlight use cases, showcase impact stories and identify how to mitigate attrition.

Integrating ELIXIR Italy into ELIXIR activities

The implementation study project plan of ELIXIR Italy consists of six activities that aim to boost the cooperation with existing ELIXIR activities and are expected to deepen the interaction between ELIXIR-IIB, the Joint Research Unit embodying the Italian Node, and ELIXIR. One of these activities is integration with the Bioschemas community.

ELIXIR Bioschemas Implementation Study

The aim of this Implementation Study is to deliver Bioschemas specifications and demonstrators for the following content types: Data repository, Dataset, Sample and Protein annotations. Additionally it will support the development of other content types like Phenotype and Beacons planned in other ELIXIR activities. The project will also provide support and engagement of the Bioschemas community, including meetings, hackathons, knowledge dissemination, and training in adoption of Bioschemas. The project is led by the ELIXIR Bioschemas working group.