In the age of data-intensive research, enabling researchers to manage the volume and complexity of the data they generate is paramount. This is the main goal of ELIXIR, the distributed research infrastructure for life-science information, and its Portuguese node, #BioDataPT.

This Fall, #BioDataPT is launching the Talks series, to share its expertise in #Bioinformatics and #DataManagement with the scientific community. Talks will bring #BioDataPT collaborators and guest experts together with other scientists and curious citizens through a series of monthly webinars.


The third edition of the course was held on July 20th for the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPB), to an audience of 24 participants (2 of which only attended the theoretical lectures), which were mostly post-doctoral researchers and PhD students.


The second edition of the course was held on July 10th for the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), to an audience of 18 participants (4 of which only attended the theoretical lectures), which were mostly PhD students.



Ready For BioData Management? – Introduction to Data Management Plans is an introductory one-day course aiming at disseminating Data Management best practices and teaching the basics of making and using Data Management Plans (DMPs) in the context of research activities. It is organized by and sponsored by the Portuguese node of the Research Data Alliance.


The first online edition of the course took place on July 8th for the Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI), to a turnout of 16 participants, which were mostly post-doctoral researchers and PhD students.



The 2nd Periodic Meeting of | ELIXIR PT took place on the 7th of July and was held in a conference call due to the current pandemics.


ELIXIR has recently published its Annual Report for 2019. The report focuses on the collective endeavour of more than 700 experts from 22 ELIXIR nodes towards the Strategic Objectives defined in the 2019–2023 Scientific Programme.


José Pereira Leal and Ana Portugal Melo, President and Executive Director of | ELIXIR PT, respectively, have participated in the "6º Fórum de Gestão de Dados de Investigação", dedicated to reinforce the alignment of the national science and technology infraestructure roadmap with international initiatives, showing the perspective of | ELIXIR PT regarding practices, policies and services for data management and FAIR data.

2020-06-11 | ELIXIR PT just attended the ELIXIR-CONVERGE General Assembly Meeting.

2020-06-10 | ELIXIR PT would like to thank ELIXIR for a great 2020 ELIXIR All Hands Meeting. It was a pleasure and an honor to be able participate actively.

2020-06-09 | ELIXIR PT continues to follow the 2020 ELIXIR All Hands Meeting.

2020-06-08 | ELIXIR PT is glad to announce its participation in the 2020 ELIXIR All Hands meeting.

After some brief opening remarks by Niklas Blomberg, ELIXIR director, it was possible to watch a strong participation from the Portuguese node in the following mini-symposia.


2020-06-01 is glad to announce the release of the Data Management and Bioinformatics Needs & Skills survey report.


ELIXIR, the European research infrastructure for life science data, has published a paper in the European Journal of Human Genetics (EJHG) where it highlights the infrastructure's response against COVID-19., as the Portuguese node of ELIXIR, fully endorses these efforts against the pandemic by contributing mostly with data management expertise and computational power.


The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission has published in 2018 a cost-benefit analysis for FAIR research data - “Cost of not having FAIR research data”.

The almost global non-adherence of research data to FAIR principles is a well-known reality between the European research community. This report plays an important role in promoting awareness between decision-makers regarding the estimation of the cost of not having FAIR research data for the European data market and economy.



After two years in development, is proud to release D-cellerate, the single-cell RNA analysis tool.

D-cellerate is a web application, written in R and based on the Seurat package, that provides a graphical interface that allows users to easily perform, store and produce reports on their analysis. It seeks to empower researchers by offering an easy-to-use interface and allow them to perform analyses, without needing to spend time dealing with issues that could arise when dealing with code, such as dependency issues. 


The Open Data Policy Lab, a resource hub from the Governance Lab (GovLab), aims to educate decision-makers on the responsible use of open data and its value through the identification of best practices and initiatives in the field that might be a benefit to society and a significant contribution to the economy. Find out more here.

2020-05-15, the Portuguese Infrastructure for Biological Data and the Portuguese Node of ELIXIR, co-coordinated by the IGC and the INESC-ID, is very pleased to announce the launch of its new Data Management Portal. Researchers or organizations can use the Data Management Portal to deposit, annotate, share and publish their data, as well as to collect public data for reuse.


ELIXIR Belgium has put together a set of best practice documents and workflows for the analysis of SARS-CoV-2 data (Genomics, Evolution, and Cheminformatics) using open source tools and public cyberinfrastructure for transparent and reproducible analyses.


Following the release of its new Service Hub, has created a dedicated Forum with the objective of supporting and answering users’ questions regarding its Bioinformatics, Data Management and/or Computing services. The Forum intends to facilitate the communication between service users and the user support team.