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ELIXIR Fifth Anniversary

11 December 2018, Brussels, Belgium

ELIXIR is celebrating its fifth anniversary by hosting an event entitled 'Open Data for Impact and Innovation'. The event is aimed at funders, policy-makers, industry representatives, and ELIXIR partners.

As an ESFRI landmark infrastructure, ELIXIR's role is to coordinate, integrate and sustain Europe's life science data resources. Since its establishment in December 2014, ELIXIR has grown to become the largest ESFRI research infrastructure in terms of Membership by countries.

Through its first Scientific Programme (2014-2018) and a major Horizon 2020-funded project - ELIXIR EXCELERATE - ELIXIR has delivered many new services and activites for users. Through a series of talks, ELIXIR will present its achievements from the past five years and describe the priorities for the next Scientific Programme (2019-2023).

Complementary talks from high profile external speakers including Jean-Eric Paquet (Director General, Directorate General Research and Innovation, European Commission), Dame Janet Thornton (member of the Scientific Council, European Research Council) and Gabriela Pastori (BBSRC, and Chair of ESFRI Food and Health Strategic Working Group) will help set the wider policy context.

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Knowledge for a Better World: R&I recipes for Inclusive, Sustainable Development

26 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Norway has strong academic partnerships in Europe. Three years ago, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology started a process to enhance our presence in Europe, aligned with our national R&D strategy.

We want to share our expertise and contribute even more to the European Research and Education Area. This year's conference is inspired by the current political landscapes and developments in Europe.

It will showcase how research can help to safeguard European democratic values by providing examples of social, technological and cultural approaches.


STEMM Equality Congress

11-12 October 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The STEMM Equality Congress 2018 will offer delegates an opportunity to hear from and interact with thought leaders in equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, policy and practice in STEMM worldwide.

Building on some of the key themes and issues presented during the 2017 congress, 2018 will focus on inter-sectionality, sharing success stories from around the world, practical measures that are working for other organisations, local challenges that organisations are facing, the tools they are using to address these challenges and how these tools can be applied in other countries and regions.

In 2018 special attention will be given to presentations from emerging countries and the latest themes. Attended by over 350 leading researchers, policy makers, equality staff, the private sector, academic staff, government representatives and NGOs from across the globe, the 2018 congress offers a perfect opportunity to network, learn and collaborate to achieve greater equality, diversity and inclusion in STEMM.

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HBP School - The Brain Simulation Platform of the Human Brain Project

17-21 September 2018, Palermo, Italy

This school will introduce participants to the Brain Simulation Platform (BSP) of the Human Brain Project (HBP), with the main aim to train users on how to exploit the possibilities offered by the platform to implement cellular level computational models, to use high performance analytics and computing platform systems to configure and run a simulation, and to visualise/analyse the results.

Both short lectures and longer afternoon activities will be delivered at a basic and intermediate level. Through tutorials and hands-on activities, attendees will learn how to interact with the BSP to carry out their own research, to set up and manage a data-driven collaborative project, or to use the BSP to interact with the HBP Neuroinformatics Platform.

Participants will be encouraged to introduce new ideas and suggest ways to use their original experimental data/techniques to implement/use the multiscale neural model they would like to investigate.

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HBP School – The HBP Human Brain Atlas: Neuroscientific basis, tools and applications

3-7 September 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany

This HBP School will teach neuroanatomy and cognitive function of the human brain, including hands-on dissection courses, and give an overview about selected methodologies used in the Human Brain Project (HBP) to investigate the structural and functional organisation of the human brain.

Students will receive hands-on training on the handling and usability of the Human Brain Atlas, part of the HBP Neuroinformatics Platform and an introduction to the services of the HBP High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform.

The school programme also includes lectures on ethical implications and EU funding possibilities.

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