de.NBI Activities within ELIXIR
A formal collaboration statement between de.NBI and ELIXIR as well as the signing of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement by the BMBF in 2016 allowed the initiation of the scientific collaboration between the two networks. ELIXIR Germany and thereby members of the de.NBI network play a significant role in a wide range of scientific activities of ELIXIR.
Important achievements include the selection of the de.NBI data resources BRENDA and SILVA as ELIXIR Core Data Resources and the implementation of the ELIXIR Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) into the de.NBI network. Since January 2020 Björn Grüning from ELIXIR Germany is the new Platform Lead of the Tools Platform. In addition to an active engagement in ELIXIR Platforms, ELIXIR Germany has a leading role in ELIXIR Communities, especially the Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Galaxy communities, and is extensively involved in the establishment of new communities. Moreover, Astrid Junker represents ELIXIR Germany as Community Lead of the Plants Community.
These efforts are highlighted by ELIXIR Germany involvement in over 18 implementation studies and platform tasks related to ELIXIR and several publications in the F1000Research channel. Widening of the node involvement in the ELIXIR network is showcased by its participation in the ELIXIR 2019-2023 Scientific Program.