Unites Europe’s leading life sciences organisations to manage and safeguard data

ELIXIR coordinates more than 220 life science resources from across Europe so that they form a single infrastructure — making it easier for scientists to find and share data, exchange expertise, and agree on best practices. Resources include supercomputers, cloud storage, training materials, software tools, and databases. ELIXIR partners with GA4GH on initiatives such as ELIXIR Beacon and ELIXIR Cloud and AAI.

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ELIXIR BioContainers

BioContainers is based on the popular frameworks Conda, Docker, and Singularity. This community-driven project provides the infrastructure and basic guidelines to create, manage, and distribute bioinformatics packages (e.g Conda) and containers (e.g Docker, Singularity).


A multi-cloud computing infrastructure allows life scientists within and beyond the ELIXIR network to run large-scale data analysis workloads in a federated network of ELIXIR compute and storage nodes.

ELIXIR European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA)

The European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) is a service for permanent archiving and sharing of personally-identifiable genetic, phenotypic, and clinical data generated for the purposes of biomedical research projects or in the context of research-focused healthcare systems.


The Beacon Network search bar is a simple form with two options: assembly and variant. The assembly can be selected from the dropdown menu on the left side. The search bar then takes the desired variant information as a search term which will be sent to Beacons in a structured manner.