Latest News & Announcements

2021 Galaxy Community Conference will be virtual, global, and affordable

The 2021 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2021), originally planned to take place in Ghent, is moving to a virtual format. Things are just too uncertain to continue to plan an in person event for early July. Moving online presents many challenges, but also offers opportunities for making this event more accessible and affordable than an in-person event. GCC2021 is embracing those opportunities and we are pleased to announce

Video on new tools and services in response to the COVID-19 Data Portal

The COVID-19 Data Portal brings together and continuously updates relevant COVID-19 datasets. EMBL created a video on the COVID-19 Data Portal and how it enables the scientific community to develop tools and services that support infectious diseases research. One of the examples mentioned in the video is the Galaxy tool developed last year by our team, that allows easy submission of SARS-CoV-2 sequence data to the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA).

Video illustrating the submission of SARS-CoV-2 sequence data to ENA using Galaxy

The new year brings our first video! The video gives a walkthrough on how to upload SARS-CoV-2 sequence data and its metadata to the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) using our newly developed Galaxy tool. All details can also be found on our data management website https://rdm.elixir-belgium.org/covid-19.

Vacancy for Research Software Engineer

One of the key objectives of the Belgian ELIXIR node is to build data management and data analysis infrastructure for life-sciences. In collaboration with the Galaxy Core Team and the ELIXIR Galaxy Community, we developed the useGalaxy.be instance which has been released for public use in 2019. To further implement specific data analysis workflows and use cases, we are looking for a Research Software Engineer. Apply here to become our new colleague.

New tool simplifies the submission of SARS-CoV-2 data to open databases

We have developed, in collaboration with ELIXIR Germany and the European COVID-19 Data Platform, a tool to simplify the submission of viral sequencing data to the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), a resource providing open access to nucleotide sequences. The submission tool offers an easy-to-use interface, guides researchers through the submission process and verifies the data format and description.

Open vacancy – Join our team

One of our key tasks is to build a data management and data analysis infrastructure for life sciences research. For data management, we are building on the FAIRDOMhub open source platform. The Belgian instance of fairdomhub.be is in full development and will allow researchers to manage their research data and produce FAIR data by design. To enforce our data management team, we have an open position for Data Management Usability Officer. Apply here