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

7 November 2022
GA4GH GDPR Briefs: The EU Data Governance Act: New Pathways for Consented Re-Use of Information

This briefing outlines some of the key features of the Data Governance Act (DGA), and considers its implications for scientific research within the EU and beyond. 

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3 October 2022
GA4GH Inc. adds five new Directors, expanding global representation in genomics leadership

GA4GH Inc., the Canadian non-profit corporation associated with the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, has announced the appointment of five new members to sit on the Board of Directors.

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14 November 2022 | Virtual
GA4GH Virtual Connect 2022

Members of the GA4GH community are invited to participate in the 2022 GA4GH Virtual Connect. The virtual four-day meeting will be from 14 to 16 and 30 November 2022.

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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.