NBIS joins new Genomic Data Infrastructure EU project

On November 17, the European Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI) project was launched in Brussels, Belgium. The new €40 million project, coordinated by ELIXIR, is jointly funded by the European Commission under the Digital Europe Program and through co-funding from participating Member States. The SciLifeLab Bioinformatics Platform (NBIS) is heavily engaged, with a project budget of 32 MSEK over 4 years.

The aim of the project is to establish a European infrastructure for genomics data, providing the large European 1+ Million genome project (1+MG) with secure access to human genomics and corresponding clinical data from across Europe. The project is organized in three large units (“pillars”). NBIS is, together with the Finnish ELIXIR node, leading GDI Pillar II, with the goal of providing infrastructure to enable cross border data access by establishing a network of federated data hubs and European level services, and to make genomic and associated data FAIR across Europe. The project involves a consortium of partners from 20 countries.

“The infrastructure for 1+MG is now entering the implementation phase, and we have exciting years ahead for us to make possible the vision of cross-country access to human data to improve research, clinics and innovation”, Says Bengt Persson, Director of SciLifeLab Bioinformatics Platform (NBIS) and Head of Node ELIXIR-SE.

Read about the project on the GDI webpage


Last updated: 2022-11-24

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