Czech National Infrastructure for Biological Data (ELIXIR-CZ)
- Project Identification
- Project Period
- 1/2016 - 12/2019
- Investor / Pogramme / Project type
- Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR
- MU Faculty or unit
- Central European Institute of Technology
- Other MU Faculty/Unit
- Institute of Computer Science
- Project Website
- Cooperating Organization
Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR, v. v. i.
Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR, v. v. i.
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the ASCR, v. v. i.
University of South Bohemia České Budějovice
Palacký University, Olomouc
Prague Institute of Chemical Technology
St. Anne's University Hospital Brno
Biological Centre of the ASCR, v. v. i.
Institute of Biotechnology CAS
It is a current global trend that life science experiments generate an immense and steadily increasing volume of data. The Czech Republic feels this trend very strongly, because several new life science infrastructures were successfully established here, and they produce large amounts of data. It is necessary to store the data, safely manipulate with them, efficiently extract key information, etc. ELIXIR CZ is an infrastructure which is prepared to accept this challenge.
Thus, ELIXIR CZ aims to create a sustainable infrastructure for storing, processing and analysis of life science data in the Czech Republic. It will also provide tools and training that will facilitate performing these activities. Currently, ELIXIR CZ involves eleven institutions - nine life science research centres and two IT infrastructures. ELIXIR CZ also creates a communication platform for life science research institutes in the Czech Republic. ELIXIR CZ is a node of the European ESFRI project ELIXIR and is strongly involved in its activities. The ELIXIR project was approved by the Competitiveness Council from ESFRI as one of three prioritised Research Infrastructures.
Total number of publications: 68