Flemish Government

ELIXIR – Flanders Bioinformatics Infrastructure for Sustainable Agriculture and better Health Society

This grant, awarded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish government (EWI), allows to expand the activities of the Belgian ELIXIR node. The current ELIXIR Belgium node services will be further developed to integrate them better into the ELIXIR network and allow compatibility with cloud based technologies. New projects of ELIXIR Belgium partners will be supported in order to increase the quality and visibility of these resources. Giving the increasing importance of cloud technology, initiatives will be taken to establish a plan for a Flemish cloud infrastructure. Trainings and workshops focussed on data and resources will be organised.


1/1/2017 - 31/12/2018

ELIXIR Belgium: Building a bioinformatics community

The aim of this grant, provided by the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish government (EWI), is to start building the Belgian ELIXIR node. This will be achieved by the establishment of the collaboration agreement between the ELIXIR partners and with the ELIXIR Hub, the development of an ELIXIR Belgium website, the organisation of a kick-off meeting to officially present ELIXIR Belgium, the organisation of focussed meetings to bring together specific communities or expertise and by supporting the integration of more research groups into ELIXIR.


1/1/2016 - 31/12/2017