Collaboration of life science and e-infrastructures
An initial BioMedBridges knowledge exchange workshop, held on 15-16 May in Hinxton and hosted by ELIXIR, provided a forum for the biomedical sciences research infrastructures (BMS RIs) to discuss their possible future service requirements with e‐infrastructure providers including GÉANT, PRACE, EGI, and CERN Openlab. The workshop addressed biological ‘big data’ and the challenges to be faced by the life sciences five years from now and further into the future. Topics of focus covered the storage, transfer and computation of biological data. Several BMS RIs had nominated technical representatives to participate in the workshop, which was attended by almost 30 participants overall, half from the biomedical science research infrastructures half from e-infrastructure and related initiatives. During the workshop, the BMS RI representatives provided a thorough overview of the diversity and types of data and their data-related needs. Read more about the results of the workshop and find the presentations.