Life science experiments generate an immense and exponentially increasing volume of data. It is necessary to store the data, make them accessible, interoperable and safe. The mission of ELIXIR CZ is to create a sustainable infrastructure for storing, processing and analysing life science data in the Czech Republic and to provide an access to tools and training to facilitate these activities. Uniqueness of the ELIXIR CZ lies in the expertise provided by specialized groups at significant Czech life research organizations – members of ELIXIR CZ consortium. Jointly they create a bioinformatics platform offering services for wide research community in the open access regime. ELIXIR CZ participates in the panEuropean research infrastructure ELIXIR. It increases the visibility of ELIXIR CZ services and tools, enlarges its user community and it enables cooperation with other ELIXIR national nodes.
Watch our new ELIXIR profile video to get an overview about ELIXIR. In it, Niklas Blomberg (ELIXIR Director), Ewan Birney (EMBL-EBI), Alfonso Valencia (ELIXIR Spain) and others explain what ELIXIR is and what it does, and Olav Lanes, Head of R&D at ArticZymes, explains why public data are so vital for innovation.