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Unlocking the power of genomic data to benefit human health

GA4GH builds the foundation for broad and responsible use of genomic data.

The not-for-profit Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) sets standards and frames policies to expand genomic data use within a human rights framework.

Changing lives with our open-source products

A woman is looking at an uncertain test result.
How a bot beamed from California to Japan may stop unnecessary mastectomies for breast cancer patients
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Genomics England implements GA4GH API to provide secure access to genomic data for the NHS
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Data sharing brings hope to rare disease patients around the globe
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Our impact


genomes stewarded by our global partners with a commitment to responsible and effective access

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organisations collaborate to set international guidelines for genomic data use
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products innovate links between genomics and healthcare
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solutions accelerate progress in human health with GA4GH products

How we work

...and here's what we do.

Define needs

Study Groups

Find challenges and opportunities in cancer, rare disease, large-scale genomics, and more
Create standards and policy frameworks

Work Streams

Implement products to solve problems

GA4GH Implementation Forum

Get involved

More than 500 leading organisations in healthcare, patient advocacy, research, ethics, government, life science, and information technology participate in our community. Help shape global genomic standards by joining us!

News, events, and more

Discover the latest events, stories, news, and insights at the forefront of genomic data sharing.

19 Sep 2023
11th Plenary
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24 May 2023
GA4GH refreshes its strategic plan
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Doctor showing patient their returned data
23 May 2023
Public Attitudes for Genomic Policy Brief: return of research results
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