The PhenoHarmonIS 2018 workshop took place in Montpellier, May 14-18, 2018, focusing on Semantics for Harmonization and Integration of Phenotypic and Agronomic Data. The clear overlap in scope between the workshop and the ELIXIR plant sciences use-case meant that the latter was heavily represented there, with members from ELIXIR FR, BE, NL and PT.


From the 16th to the 17th of April the Final Workshop of the ELIXIR Staff Exchange is taking place at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), and  Instituto Tecnológico de Química e Biologia (ITQB) in Oeiras. ELIXIR PT organized the event and is represented by members from three of its partners. The invited guests were representing ELIXIR NL, ELIXIR FR and ELIXIR IT.



The 11th RDA Plenary Meeting took place from the 21st to the 23rd March 2018 in Berlin, Germany, with the theme being "From Data to Knowledge".  ELIXIR PT was represented by two of its members. 


From March 18th to 20th members of the team took part in the CODATA RDM Symposium  at the Göttingen University in Göttingen, Germany.



From December 12th to 14th members of the ELIXIR PT team took part in a staff exchange event at the Wageningen University & Research in Wageningen, Netherlands.

Wageningen University & Research Campus


On the 27th and 28th of September 2017, a meeting was held at iBET, to build a domain ontology for plant phenotyping data.

Several ELIXIR nodes and observers were represented in this workshop: ELIXIR- FR: Cyril Pommier, Guillaume Cornut, Nordine El Hassouni (INRA), Marie Angélique Laporte (Bioversity International-Agro Ontology); ELIXIR-PT: Célia Miguel, Inês Chaves, Bruno Costa (iBET), Daniel Faria (IGC), ELIXIR-NL: Evangelia Papoutsoglou and EPPN2020: Hanna Cwiek (Polapgen / Emphasis).


INESC-ID participated in the F2F meeting of participants in the development of the compute platform of ELIXIR in Prague on June 19-20.



From April the 5th to the 7th the 9th RDA Plenary Meeting took place at the Barcelo Sants Hotel, Barcelona, Spain.


The plenary meeting is organised by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) with the support of RDA Europe.

ELIXIR PT was represented by two of its members, José Borbinha and Mário J. Silva.


On March the 31st the second Fórum de Gestão de Dados de Investigação took place at the Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações, in Lisbon.
ELIXIR PT was represented by four of its members, with Mário J. Silva presenting a short talk on ELIXIR PT.

Mário J. Gaspar presenting his Short Talk


Did you now you can now register your services and have them shared for the community through ELIXIR PT!

All you need to do is it to register your service at, and contact us to list your service as a Community Service.

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From March the 20th to the 23rd the second ELIXIR All Hands Meeting took place at the Barceló Aran Mantegna Hotel in Rome.
ELIXIR PT was represented by nine of its members, comprising of all four of its partner research institutions and CCMAR.
Overall ELIXIR PT was represented in all the events related with Work Packages 4, 5, 6, 7 and 11.


Elixir PT is now allowing Portuguese researchers to apply for computational resources. If you need to publish your service and lack the necessary computational resources, contact us in order to apply for a virtual machine.

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