NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The European Life-science Infrastructure for Biological Information (ELIXIR) effort will see an influx of €19 million ($21.1 million) from the European Union starting later this year, according to a recent announcement.

The funds, obtained through a prioritized Horizon 2020 funding call, will support the so-called EXCELERATE initiative for implementing ELIXIR programs. Details of the grant agreement are still being hammered out, but the funding is expected to kick in in September and run for four years.

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