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ELIXIR: The Czech Republic Node

ELIXIR’s Czech Republic Node comprises advanced computational environment, dedicated data collections and unique tools provided for the scientific community. The Node is a joint project of several Institutions signing Memorandum of Collaboration and joined at ELIXIR CZECH REPUBLIC platform .

The IOCB is the Node representative and coordinator of the ELIXIR CZ Infrastructure. The ELIXIR Node is designed as a central hub for operating and maintaining Czech regional and institutional databases and the related bioinformatics data and tools. The Node also serves as a coordinator of national bioinformatics activities and is responsible for data uniformity and ELIXIR-standard application and for world-scale accessibility.

Major tasks:

Interconnecting Data and Tools

Tools to Data strategy and its application on the heterogeneous national environment is the major goal of the Node. A dedicated computing and storage environment managed by major national cloud/grid academic providers and reflecting the ‘actual needs’ of the Czech Republic ELIXIR Node is an integral part of the Node.

Collaboration hub for BMS Infrastructures

An important feature of the proposed ELIXIR Node is a tight connection and collaboration with ESFRI-infrastructure projects in the Czech Republic – namely INSTRUCT, EATRIS and EU-OPENSCREEN. This is in accordance with the initial vision of the ELIXIR infrastructure as the bridge across many disciplines.