With the start of summer in sight, HELIX will soon arrive at the completion of the second official part of the project – data generation and analysis. However, we are not done just yet! To allow us to present to you a most comprehensive set of results and associated implications, the European Commission has agreed to extend the executive part of HELIX until 31 December 2017. The Consortium will present and discuss results of the project with interested researchers and stakeholders from local, national and European agencies during the HELIX Scientific Symposium on 30-31 October 2017 in Barcelona. Following this meeting, final conclusions will be reported to the EC. Please mark these days in your agenda!