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.



The following GA4GH deliverables are open for public comment

Phenopackets v2.0
Please submit comments and feedback via GitHub or email by Thursday, May 27 at 5pm GMT.
Review Specification
Pediatric Consent to Genetic Research
Please add comments and feedback to the documents below or email by Wednesday, May 26 at 5pm GMT.
Review Clauses
Review Assent Form and Information Sheet

The latest from GA4GH

14 April 2021
DUO Workshop: Translating Consent Forms and Data Sharing Policies into DUO

The GA4GH Data Use and Researcher Identities Work Stream will host an interactive workshop on Thursday May 6 at 12:00 UTC to support the genomics and health community in implementing the GA4GH Data Use Ontology (DUO).

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5 April 2021
GA4GH shares seven open source projects as part of Google Summer of Code 2021

For the seventh year in a row, the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) is participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC)—a global program that brings student developers into open source software development. 

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29 September 2020 | Online
GA4GH 8th Plenary Meeting

The GA4GH 8th Plenary Meeting was held on September 29 – 30, 2020 UTC as a completely virtual experience. The meeting brought together global organizations and stakeholders from the genomics and health community for two days of keynotes, talks, updates, and workshops that focused on advancing development work for the immediate data sharing needs of the community. View Meeting Materials 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.