ELIXIR, the European Research Infrastructure for biological data, has been demonstrating its public value to funders and international stakeholders. However, it became imperative to collect and communicate evidence of such value in a more systematic and detailed way.
This urge converged on the publication of the article “Demonstrating the public value to funders and other stakeholders- the journey of ELIXIR, a virtual and distributed research infrastructure for life science data” in the Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics Journal.
BioData.pt, the portuguese node of ELIXIR, had a special participation in this publication through Ana Portugal Melo. Our Deputy Head of Node, together with Christine Stangsberg, Node Coordinator of ELIXIR-NO, and Francesca De Leo, ELIXIR-IT, worked to adapt and refine existing impact assessment frameworks (e.g. the one developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development - OECD, or by the European Strategic Forum on Research Infrastructures- ESFRI) according to the specificities of the Portuguese, Norwegian and Italian Nodes of ELIXIR.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this project!