Latest News & Announcements

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 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.