status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Bengt Persson, Carole Goble, Rob Hooft

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison:


Life sciences are increasingly more data intensive, resulting from 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 complex data. Simultaneously, since life science research projects increasingly depend on more than one type of measurement, there is a need for integrating data of different types. Similar issues and similar data sets come up in 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.

The ELIXIR Bridging Force Interest Group serves as a bridge between ELIXIR and relevant RDA Interest Groups, e.g. those on agricultural data, big data analysis, federated identity management, marine data, structural biology, toxicogenomics, and data publishing.

The ELIXIR Bridging Force IG does not duplicate ongoing efforts, but rather works as an information bridge between RDA and ELIXIR and other relevant organisations. A few examples of tasks of importance are:

•          Interoperability of different kinds of large-scale (“omics”) data

•          Sustainability of life science data identifiers

•          Mechanisms for secure access to sensitive data, including authorisation and authentication issues

•          Strategies for data storage allowing for computationally intensive analyses

Note that there have been discussions going on in the group to transition into a life science data infrastructure interest group; connections to infrastructure in North America, Australia and Africa have been set up already over the course of the past years

Posts

18
June
2021

Help with promotion and invitation to attend Physical Samples Webinar

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Our RDA Physical Samples and Collections IG and the ESIP Physical Sample Curation Cluster Group are, together, presenting a webinar series in 2021 and the first webinar, Supporting Reproducibility by Capturing Physical Sample Data and Metadata in a Connected Electronic Lab Notebook, will be held June 30, 2021, at 14:00 UTC.  Please read more and register here.  
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18
June
2021

Help with promotion and invitation to attend Physical Samples Webinar

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Our RDA Physical Samples and Collections IG and the ESIP Physical Sample Curation Cluster Group are, together, presenting a webinar series in 2021 and the first webinar, Supporting Reproducibility by Capturing Physical Sample Data and Metadata in a Connected Electronic Lab Notebook, will be held June 30, 2021, at 14:00 UTC.  Please read more and register here.  
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23
February
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 17 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Biodiversity Data Integration IG Congratulations! Your RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) session application titled Integration and linking between Biodiversity and Life science data - towards a shared global knowledge graph has been approved by the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
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29
January
2021

RDA VP17 Session proposal submission

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear Biodiversity Data Integration IG and ELIXIR Bridging Force IG members,    Thank you for your joint session proposal for Virtual Plenary 17 titled ‘Integration and linking between Biodiversity and Life science data - towards a shared global knowledge graph’. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 26 February.   
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10
November
2020

Future of the group to be discussed in the plenary session at the top of the next hour

by Rob Hooft

Dear members of the ELIXIR Bridging force IG. In 35 minutes our session at the plenary will start, with updates from 3 continents and a discussion about reforming the group into a global life science data infrastructures group. Please be sure to join us! Rob — Rob W.W. Hooft || Skype: robhooft || Phone: +31 6 27034319 || @rwwh Programme Manager Data Stewardship @ Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL) http://www.dtls.nl/
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23
October
2020

RDA Virtual Plenary 16 (VP16) - Deadline for poster submissions, registration and programme

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear ELIXIR Bridging Force IG members,  With RDA VP16 fast approaching, we would like to bring the following news and key dates to your attention: Call for posters
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07
August
2020

Session Proposal Submission

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

  Dear ELIXIR Bridging Force IG members, thank you for your session proposal for Virtual Plenary 16 titled “RDA in the Life Sciences”.      
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25
April
2020

Coronavirus: Commission hosts a European hackathon to develop innovative solutions to fight the outbreak (EC/EIC)

by Joao Miranda

  (...) "Registration will remain open during the whole duration of the hackathon to ensure we do not miss any good idea. " (...)   https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/mex_20_728   https://euvsvirus.org/
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19
December
2019

RDA P15 Melbourne - session acceptance

by Frankie Stevens

Dear ELIXIR Bridging Force IG and Biodiversity Data Integration IG members,   I am pleased to inform you that your submission for a Joint Meeting at P15 in Melbourne, titled "Building Bridges Between Biodiversity and Life Science Data communities", has been accepted into the program.  The TAB strongly recommend the proposed agenda be elaborated on, to enable attendees a better understanding of the content the Melbourne session will cover. Wishing you all a relaxing break over the festive period.   Regards, Frankie ----------
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