Portuguese Biological Data Network (BioData)

Type: National Project Project

Duration: from 2017 Jan 01 to 2021 Jun 17

Financed by: P2020

Prime Contractor: F - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

Project Web Site: www.biodata.pt

BioData.pt is the Portuguese distributed infrastructure for biological data, to be included in FCT’s Infrastructure Road Map of 2013. Biodata.pt, a national bioinformatics network manages the Portuguese node of ELIXIR (European Life Sciences Infrastructure for Biological Information).ELIXIR’s vision for the future is to provide researchers in academia and industry with seamless access to biological information that will revolutionise discovery in the life sciences, by integrating data at different levels of analysis, for example from molecular biology to industrial solutions. BioData.pt shares these goals and aims to catalyse this access and translation at the regional and national level, as well as contributing to ELIXIR efforts at the European level.In its nature BioData.pt is transversal to all of the life sciences, and will likely be relevant for other proposals for inclusion in this infrastructures roadmap. It is organised around a general scientific, technical and educational platform, an industry and entrepreneurship program and a focus on specialised areas of knowledge and application, described below. The choice of these specialised areas aims to start building this infrastructure capitalising on existing excellence in research and institutions, bridging to international projects (e.g. EMBRC) and a potential for application and translation to the economy.


  • APBIO (Other) -Portugal
  • CCMAR (Other) -Portugal
  • Fundação Champalimaud (Other)
  • IBET (Other)
  • IBMC (Other) -Portugal
  • Instituto Superior Técnico (University) - Lisboa, Portugal
  • ITQB (Other)
  • R - INESC-ID Lisboa (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal
  • Universidade do Minho (University) - Braga, Portugal

Principal Investigators