A news on The Scientist about a new network of excellence on bioinformatics. It is called BioSapiens Network of Excellence in Bioinformatics and it involves 24 bioinformatics groups in 14 countries. Janet Thornton (current director of EBI) is coordinating the network. They received 12 million euros for building up this network for genome annotation for a period of 5 years but they say that BioSapiens should be here to stay for a while.
This type of integration was indeed lacking.
The info at EBI