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.


Open for Comment

The following GA4GH standards are open for public comment
until Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at 5pm GMT.


Search API V1


Please submit comments via email or directly in the GitHub repositories.

The latest from GA4GH

23 October 2020
OmicsXchange Episode 11: Empowering Science Through Interoperability: An Interview with Max Barkley

In this episode, we spoke with Max Barkley, software developer and team lead at DNAStack, on the GA4GH Connection Demos. This initiative aims to demonstrate interoperability through real-world implementations of GA4GH standards across multiple institutions.

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19 October 2020
TES and Search APIs now open for public comment

Members of the GA4GH Work Streams have submitted the Task Execution Service (TES) API and the Search API for approval, commencing with a 30-day public comment period.

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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:

Broad Institute
Wellcome Sanger Institute

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.