All bioinformatics tools and databases developed within BIG N2N are available through the Elixir Tools and Data Services Registry https://bio.tools/.
Type 'BIG N2N' in the search query to get the complete list of over 100 tools and databases.
ELIXIR (http://www.elixir-europe.org/) - the European life-science Infrastructure for Biological Information - is a European Research Infrastructure, part of the ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) that consolidates Europe’s national centres, services, and core bioinformatics resources into a single, coordinated infrastructure. Its goal is to orchestrate the collection, quality control, share-ability and archiving of large amounts of biological data produced by life science experiments and the resources to compute with this data.
ELIXIR brings together Europe’s major life-science data archives and, for the first time, connects these with national bioinformatics infrastructures throughout ELIXIR’s member states. By coordinating local, national and international resources the ELIXIR infrastructure will meet the data-related needs of Europe’s 500,000 life-scientists, ensuring a seamless service provision that is easily accessible to all. One of the first realisations is the establishment of a tools and data services registry: https://bio.tools.
The ELIXIR Belgium Node is getting established and bioinformatics expertise and resources from all the partnering universities and institutes are currently brought together into a new entity. Bioinformatics in Belgium is becoming increasingly established and as a result more and more initiatives to build infrastructure and stimulate collaboration are being initiated and will eventually be integrated to strengthen the Belgian ELIXIR Node. Research fields of particular interest to the Belgian ELIXIR Node are plant research and the biomedical sciences.
Read more about Elixir Belgium here.
For questions and if you would like to add a tool or database developed at Ghent University to bio.tools, please contact Katrijn.Vannerum@UGent.be.