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

December 10th 2018
GA4GH 2019 Leadership Transitions

It is with great enthusiasm and gratitude that we announce several changes to the GA4GH leadership team: Heidi Rehm replaces David Haussler as Vice Chair; Moran Cabili and Tommi Nyrönen replace Ravi Pandya and Anthony Philippakis as DURI Work Stream Leads; Michael Baudis replaces Harindra Arachchi as Discovery Work Stream Lead; and Jean-Pierre Hubaux replaces Paul Flicek as Data Security Work Stream Lead.

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December 5th 2018
What specific protections apply to health-related, genetic, or biometric data?

In the eyes of the GDPR, not all data are equal. Rather, ‘special categories’ of personal data are given additional protection. In the December 2018 installment of the GDPR Forum Brief, Johan Ordish and Alison Hall of the PHG Foundation discuss those of relevance to the genomics and health community.

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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.