The de.NBI Quarterly Newsletter informs about recent developments and current events in the project German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure.
REVIEW OF THE de.NBI and ELIXIR GERMANY PLENARY Meetings in November 2018
n combination with the de.NBI SAB meeting, the plenary meetings of the de.NBI network and of ELIXIR Germany took place at the Seminaris Campus Hotel in Berlin on 30 November 2018. Around 110 de.NBI members participated in these two meetings. The de.NBI plenary meeting focused on flash talks presented by service centers and special interest groups. These flash talks responded to the detailed reviewer recommendations provided during the de.NBI midterm review at the end of the establishment phase I. The plenary meeting of ELIXIR Germany took place in the afternoon of 30 November. The main purpose of this meeting was an introduction to the ELIXIR Programme 2019-2023 and a discussion on the further collaboration between de.NBI and ELIXIR with a focus on platforms, communities and implementation projects. Impressions of the SAB conference and the plenary meetings have been summarized in a video clip.
AN ENTHUSIASTIC REPORT FROM THE SAB ON THE de.NBI DEVELOPMENT
The 3rd Scientific Advisory Board Meeting of the network took place at the Seminaris CampusHotel in Berlin on
29-30 November 2018. The de.NBI coordinator and the de.NBI Administration Office prepared the de.NBI Status Report 2018 entitled “The de.NBI network in its 2nd funding phase”. The oral presentations focused on benefits and visions of human, plant, and microbial bioinformatics. These were supplemented by lectures on the service, training and data management cases as well as recent developments of the de.NBI cloud, workflow engines, the ELIXIR cooperation, and, finally, the sustainable continuation. In particular, the sustainable continuation of the de.NBI network was intensively discussed in an internal meeting between SAB and CCU members. The SAB evaluated the network in a very positive way and summarized their response as follows: