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 June 2021
GA4GH GDPR Brief: Familial Genomic Data and the GDPR

In this brief, we discuss the provisions that allow for balancing of individual and familial interests under the GDPR and EU Member State law, and the legal uncertainty that remains. 

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4 June 2021
GA4GH Community Spotlight: Neerjah Skantharajah

This GA4GH Community Spotlight is the first in a new monthly series featuring individuals from across GA4GH. This month, we are speaking with GA4GH secretariat member Neerjah Skantharajah.

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28 September 2021 | Virtual
GA4GH 9th Plenary Meeting

This year, the GA4GH 9th Plenary event will be entirely virtual and take place September 28–29, 2021.

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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.