Linking Open Data cloud diagram 2017, by Andrejs Abele, John P. McCrae, Paul Buitelaar, Anja Jentzsch and Richard Cyganiak. 😄

ELIXIR TraIT-EGA Implementation Study

ELIXIR is an intergovernmental organisation which builds on existing data resources and services within Europe, enhancing European-wide biological research. Translational research IT (TraIT) is established as a large public-private partnership to develop, implement and maintain a long-lasting IT infrastructure for translational research in the Netherlands. The European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) is a longterm data repository for molecular profiling and phenotypic data, where data are stored, managed, referenced and distributed with strict access control. As of June 2017, more than 1160 studies are available at EGA, with over 8000 data access accounts.

In this project, we aim to (conceptually) design a data management ecosystem for archiving, linking and reusing data to facilitate the data-driven translational research on a large scale. This blog post gives a basic picture of our research.