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European Life-sciences Infrastructure for biological Information (ELIXIR)
26 April 2021
Modified: 26 April 2021
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ELIXIRConnects life sciences databases.

Its main objective is to create, develop and ensure access to existing (and future) sources of biological data.

It allows optimal storage, integration and analysis of biological information for the European research community.

Short name ELIXIR
Name European Life-sciences Infrastructure for Biological Information
Official website
Year of foundation 2014
ESFRI project/landmark landmark
Headquarters Hinxton, UK
Number of member countries 21
Participating countries Members: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
Observer: Cyprus
Hungary’s accession 2017
Partner institutions in Hungary Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Institute of Enzymology
Eötvös Loránd University,
University of Debrecen,
Semmelweis University,
University of Pécs, Szentágothai Research Centre,
University of Veterinary Medicine,
Pázmány Péter Catholic University,
National Institute of Oncology,
National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre,
Centre for Ecological Research,
Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics,
ATK Institute for Veterinary Medical Research
University of Szeged
Public administration representative Klára Horváth
National Research, Development and Innovation Office
Department of International Affairs
1077 Budapest, Kéthly Anna tér 1.
Phone: +36 1 896 3748
Professional representative Zsuzsanna Dosztányi
senior research fellow,
ELTE Faculty of Science
Membership payments 2015: -
2016: -
2017: EUR 34,135 (≈ HUF 10.7 million)
2018: EUR 46,555 (≈ HUF 14.4 million)
2019: EUR 45,511 (≈ HUF 15.9 million)
2020: EUR 46,421 (≈ HUF15.3 million)

Benefits of the membership for Hungary

  • Training for domestic students in international bioinformatics courses.
  • Participation in joint EU proposals on bioinformatics topics.
  • A stand-alone resource for the internationalisation of domestic bioinformatics services.
  • Infrastructure for running domestic technology services (GALAXY and EGA servers).
  • Direct economic benefits in the research and development of pharmaceuticals, medicine, agriculture, biochemistry, biophysics and bioinformatics research.
Updated: 26 April 2021
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