The PhenoMeNal project, ELIXIR-NL and ELIXIR-DE organised a strategic workshop on the “Future of Metabolomics in ELIXIR” on 25th April in Frankfurt, Germany. The one-day workshop discussed the metabolomics resources and services available through some of the ELIXIR nodes and developed a number of ELIXIR use cases for metabolomics and their alignments with the ELIXIR platforms.
The workshop was attended by over 30 participants from academic institutions, metabolomics facilities and ELIXIR nodes and included flash presentations on the metabolomics activities in Europe. This was followed by discussion sessions on identifying the needs and challenges of the metabolomics community, formulating use cases and their alignment with the existing five ELIXIR platforms. The highly interactive workshop will result in a position paper for establishing a Metabolomics Use Case in ELIXIR, which will be presented at the Heads of Nodes meeting in June 2017.