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 GA4GH Security Technology Infrastructure V3.0 is now open for public comment.

Please submit comments via GitHub or to melissa.konopko@ga4gh.org.

The latest from GA4GH

17 April 2019
David Bernick and Jean-Pierre Hubaux take on leadership of GA4GH Data Security Work Stream

New GA4GH Data Security Work Stream Leads David Bernick and Jean-Pierre Hubaux aim to build on the progress that the work stream has done and tackle new challenges in genomic data privacy and security.

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9 April 2019
#CRAM4GH Twitter Chat: Recap

On Friday April 5, GA4GH held the #CRAM4GH Twitter chat. Guest “panelists” and experts James Bonfield, Thomas Keane, and Ewan Birney helped answer questions on the CRAM file format for genomic data compression.

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21 October 2019
GA4GH 7th Plenary Meeting
The GA4GH 7th Plenary Meeting will be held on October 21-23, 2019 at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, USA. The 7th Plenary will bring together 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.
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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 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.