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


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The latest from GA4GH

October 19th 2018
GA4GH and ELIXIR Release Beacon API v1 with increased security measures

ELIXIR and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) have announced the release of the Beacon API v1 — a data discovery protocol that allows users to determine the presence or absence of a particular allele in a dataset, without disclosing any further data differentiating the individuals it contains.

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October 18th 2018
GA4GH 6th Plenary Meeting Report Now

We’re happy to announce that the GA4GH 6th Plenary Meeting Report is now available on our website, complete with session summaries, videos, and slides.

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GA4GH 7th Plenary Meeting

The GA4GH 7th Plenary Meeting will be held in the continental United States following the annual meeting of the American Society for Human Genetics. Please stay tuned for more details.

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How we work

GA4GH Work Streams develop standards and tools that are founded on the 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.