ELIXIR is an intergovernmental organisation that brings together life science resources from across Europe. ELIXIR is formed around the life science data, tools, standards and computational resources from our 21 national ELIXIR Nodes. The goal of ELIXIR is to coordinate these resources so that they form a single infrastructure. This infrastructure makes it easier for life scientists to find, share and reuse data, exchange expertise, and agree on standards and best practices for data and tool interoperability.
In this presentation, we will present how ELIXIR helps to drive the uptake of the European Open Science Cloud by the many Life-Science actors - with very different data needs. In particular, the role of domain-specific RI registries within an integrated data ecosystem and the need for and adoption of unifying standards within the EOSC Hub marketplace will be discussed. The EOSC Rules of Engagement and the recognition of EOSC Service Providers will play an important role to empower scientists and the many community resource providers (e.g. there are over 1500 databases in the life sciences ) are empowered to curate and publish domain specific services and so bringing EOSC “to life”. By providing an overview of ELIXIR’s involvement in EOSC (EOSCPilot, EOSC Hub, EOSC Life), our position paper on FAIR Data Management in the Life Sciences and our commitment to ELIXIR Core Data Resources, community-recognised Deposition Databases and Data interoperability, we will present practical examples of FAIR adoption with an emphasis on Reuse.