Latest News & Announcements

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

Node Services Call

We have opened the second call for ELIXIR Belgium Node Services and invite our partner institutes (UGent, KULeuven, VUB, ULB, UAntwerpen, UHasselt, VIB, ULiège and Sciensano) to apply for one or more Node Services.

Data sharing to measure the impact of COVID-19 on Multiple Sclerosis patients

Data scientist Lieset Peeters from the University of Hasselt is leading a global project on the impact of the coronavirus on Multiple Sclerosis patients. The MS Data Alliance and the MS International Foundation (MSIF) are collaborating to collect and share data for analysis. Qmenta is providing their platform, Amazon will be responsible for the compute power.

ELIXIR-CONVERGE — a new project to streamline data management practices

Today ELIXIR kicks off a new project to support the provision of data management across Europe. ELIXIR-CONVERGE, a €5 million three-year H2020 project, will bring together experts from all 23 ELIXIR Nodes, representing 29 research institutes and 22 countries across Europe to work collaboratively on some of the major challenges in data access, provisioning and distribution.

Additional funding for ELIXIR Belgium to make life sciences research data more available for researchers and the general public

The Flemish minister for Innovation Hilde Crevits provides additional funding via the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) for ELIXIR Belgium. These additional funds allow us to pursue our activities on the FAIRification of research data, the facilitation of reproducible analysis and offering integrated services for Plant Sciences and Human Data research. This will increase the availability of data which is of great importance for accelerating research.