ELIXIR Galaxy administrator workshop in Oslo

ELIXIR Norway hosted from the 8th to the 12th of January the European Galaxy Administor Workshop in Oslo. There were five international instructors and 35 national and international participants. Participants learned how to install, configure, customize, and extend their own Galaxy servers. Topics included tool configuration, authentication and user management, using heterogeneous storage and compute services, and many other topics that will enable the participants to get their own Galaxy servers up and running, performing well, and used by their local community. Link to event website:


Participants of the ELIXIR Galaxy admin workshop learning how to manage their Galaxy servers.

ELIXIR.NO newsletter number 5 - January 2018

ELIXIR.NO newsletter number 5 is now out. Download

Marine Metagenomics Portal (MMP) publicly available

The marine databases; MarRef, MarDb, and MarCat was presented at the ELIXIR All-Hands meeting in Rome 21/3 2017, and are now publicly available. This project is an international deliverable in the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project. The marine resources, which have been implemented in the Marine Metagenomics Portal (MMP), are a collection of richly annotated and manually curated contextual (metadata) and sequence databases representing three tiers of accuracy.

While MarRef is a database for completely sequenced marine prokaryotic genomes, which represent a marine prokaryote reference genome database, MarDb includes all sequenced marine prokaryotic genomes regardless of level of completeness. MarCat represent a gene (protein) catalogue of uncultivable (and cultivable) marine genes and proteins derived from metagenomics samples. The first versions of MarRef and MarDb contain 484 and 2557 entries, respectively. Each record is build up of 104 metadata fields including attributes for sampling, sequencing, assembly and annotation in addition to organism and taxonomic information.

The contextual and sequence Mar databases are available at

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