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Smart4Health project leaders meet at Belval - 28 May 2019

On May 15-16, Smart4Health leaders met to exchange on the latest progress and work plans in this ambitious new international EU project. As one of three Luxembourg partners, ELIXIR-LU hosted the event and discussed its plans for realising 'data donations' from citizens to researchers in Europe with help of the research infrastructure ELIXIR.

IMI2: FAIRPlus grant awarded - 08 January 2019

ELIXIR-LU is a partner in the FAIRplus consortium, coordinated by the ELIXIR Hub, which will support EFPIA companies (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations) and specific IMI projects in making their data FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.

Luxinnovation celebrates the 10 years of IMI - 23 November 2018

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), Luxinnovation interviewed Prof Dr Reinhard Schneider, Head of ELIXIR-LU. The interview focused on the involvement of ELIXIR-LU and of the Bioinformatics Core of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) in IMI projects. It highlights the expertise of the team in data curation, integration and visual analytics, and details the role of the Luxembourg Node in projects such as eTRIKS, AETIONOMY and the soon to be launched FAIRPlus consortium.

Article about GDPR and biomedical research - 21 September 2018

Dr Regina Becker, in charge of strategy development for ELIXIR-LU, recently wrote an article regarding GDPR and its impact on biomedical research. Entitled “Biomedical research: achieving transparency under the General Data Protection Regulation”, it was published in the September 2018 issue of Semper, a monthly magazine distributed in Luxembourg and targeting doctors, pharmacists and healthcare professionals.

First national stakeholders meeting for ELIXIR-LU - 09 July 2018

On June 13, the ELIXIR-LU team invited several Luxembourgish stakeholders to a first meeting to introduce ELIXIR, the European infrastructure for life science information, and the national Node ELIXIR-LU, present recent activities and developments of ELIXIR-LU and discuss data challenges in the biomedical field.

First Scientific Advisory Board meeting for ELIXIR-LU - 15 May 2018

On May 3, ELIXIR-LU held the first meeting of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), composed of five members heading various European research infrastructures and other ELIXIR Nodes (see list below).

More than 120 participants for a webinar about the GDPR - 09 March 2018

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.

Successful launch for ELIXIR Luxembourg - 14 September 2017

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.

Guiding principles on FAIR data management in life sciences - 12 September 2017

The ELIXIR hub has published a set of guiding principles on FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) Data Management.

ELIXIR-LU official launch - 09 August 2017

The official launch of ELIXIR-LU will take place on September 7 at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg.

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