Enabling responsible genomic data sharing for the benefit of human health

 

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) is a policy-framing and technical standards-setting organization, seeking to enable responsible genomic data sharing within a human rights framework.

 

The latest from GA4GH

21 September 2020
OmicsXchange Episode 10 Letter from the 8th Plenary Committee Chair: An Interview with Meg Doerr

Today on the podcast we hear from Meg Doerr, a Principal Scientist in Data Governance and Ethics at Sage Bionetworks. Meg is the Programme Committee Chair for the upcoming GA4GH 8th Plenary meeting, which will take place on September 29 and 30. It will be the first fully virtual meeting and we are delighted to have had Meg’s guidance in developing the programme.

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18 September 2020
Future of Genomic Research at Risk Without Greater Public Trust in How Genetic Data is Shared, Survey Finds

The largest ever survey on global public attitudes towards genomic research and data sharing suggests that work is needed to raise levels of public trust in how genetic data is used in order for that data to fulfill its promise to advance human health and medicine. 

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29 September 2020 | Online
GA4GH 8th Plenary Meeting

The GA4GH 8th Plenary Meeting will be held on September 29 – 30, 2020 UTC, and will be completely virtual . The 8th Plenary will bring together global organizations and stakeholders from the genomics and health community for two days of keynotes, talks, updates, and workshops that will focus on advancing development work for the immediate data sharing needs of the community. Register here

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Organizational members including:

OICR
Broad Institute
Wellcome Sanger Institute
EMBL-EBI

How we work

GA4GH Work Streams develop standards and tools that are founded on the Framework for Responsible Sharing of Genomic and Health-Related Data. Their work is designed to enable international genomic data sharing based on the specific needs of clinical and research Driver Projects — real-world genomic data initiatives sourced from around the globe.