In February, Regina Becker, in charge of strategy development at ELIXIR Luxembourg, gave an introduction into the upcoming General Data Protection Legislation (GDPR) that will come into force on 25 May 2018.
On 7 September, the LCSB hosted the launch event of ELIXIR-LU, the Luxembourgish node of ELIXIR. Around a hundred participants joined the symposium, which started with opening speeches from Marc Hansen, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Research, and Lydia Mutsch, the Minister of Health.
The ELIXIR hub has published a set of guiding principles on FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) Data Management.
The official launch of ELIXIR-LU will take place on September 7 at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg.
Luxembourg today became the latest country to join ELIXIR, following the ratification of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement by its Ministry of Higher Education and Research. ELIXIR’s membership now stands at 18, with a further two countries – Ireland and Greece - as Observers.