ELIXIR Bridging Force IG

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07 Jul 2014

ELIXIR Bridging Force IG

Description / Abstract / Agenda: 

ELIXIR Bridging Force IG 1

Date & Time: BREAKOUT5 Tuesday 23 Sept 2014, 14.00 – 15.30

Preliminary Programme:

-- Welcome and short presentation of participants (name and affiliation) (15 min)
-- Presentation of FAIRPORT (15 min)
-- Presentation of ELIXIR (15 min)
-- Discussion on FAIRPORT (30 min)
-- Next steps (15 min)


ELIXIR Bridging Force IG 2

Date & Time: BREAKOUT6 Tuesday 23 Sept 2014, 16.00 – 17.30

Preliminary programme:

-- Welcome and short presentation of participants (name and affiliation) (10 min)
-- Presentation of authentication, authorisation issues, especially in the light of sensitive data (15 min)
-- Discussion how to implement it in Fairport (30 min)
-- Next steps (10 min)
-- Presentation of Metabolomics IG and BioSharing WG (15 min)
-- Discussion and wrap-up (10 min)


Outcomes from the ELIXIR Bridging Force IG sessions at P4

Goals for 2014/2015:

-- Information exchange

-- Reciprocal ambassadeurs in relevant IGs

-- Not duplicate ongoing efforts

-- Follow and interact with FAIRPORT evolution

Please check and comment FAIR data guiding principles at Force11's website:



Life sciences are becoming increasingly more data intensive, especially resulting from the huge improvements in large-scale gene sequencing and other “omics” techniques. There is need for large-scale sustainable data storage methods allowing secure and easy access to these highly complex data. Simultaneously, since life science research projects increasingly depend on more than one type of measurement, there is a wide–felt need for integrating data of different types. Very similar issues and similar data sets come up in the different sectors of life sciences, such as health, agriculture, bioindustry and marine life, calling also for interoperability between these sectors. ELIXIR (http://www.elixir-europe.org) has been established to build a sustainable pan-European research infrastructure for biological information providing support to life science research including medicine, agriculture, bioindustry and society. 

At the 4th plenary meeting in Amsterdam, we would like to discuss the following topics:

-- interoperability, especially in the light of FAIRPORT

-- authentication, authorisation

-- interoperability of sensitive data

-- interactions with Europan infrastructures: ELIXIR, ISBE, EUDAT, ...

We welcome additional important topics to be discussed -- please notify the chairs!

Groups audience: 
Life Science Data Infrastructures IG
Bengt Persson and Rob Hooft
Chair contact emails : 
bpn@icm.uu.se, rob.hooft@nbic.nl
Do you plan to have more than one session? If so specify how many: 
Preference to avoid conflicting schedule with the following WG/IG/BoF group meetings: 
Federated Identity IG, Metabolomics IG