Learn how GA4GH helps expand responsible genomic data use to benefit human health.
Learn how GA4GH helps expand responsible genomic data use to benefit human health.
Our Strategic Road Map defines strategies, standards, and policy frameworks to support responsible global use of genomic and related health data.
Discover how a meeting of 50 leaders in genomics and medicine led to an alliance uniting more than 5,000 individuals and organisations to benefit human health.
GA4GH Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the global GA4GH community.
To guide our collaborative, globe-spanning alliance, GA4GH relies on a Standards Steering Committee and an Executive Committee.
The Funders Forum brings together organisations that offer both financial support and strategic guidance.
The EDI Advisory Group responds to issues raised in the GA4GH community, finding equitable, inclusive ways to build products that benefit diverse groups.
Distributed across four Host Institutions, our staff team supports the mission and operations of GA4GH.
Curious who we are? Meet the people and organisations across six continents who make up GA4GH.
More than 500 organisations connected to genomics — in healthcare, research, patient advocacy, industry, and beyond — have signed onto the mission and vision of GA4GH as Organisational Members.
These core Organisational Members are genomic data initiatives that have committed resources to guide GA4GH work and pilot our products.
This subset of Organisational Members whose networks or infrastructure align with GA4GH priorities has made a long-term commitment to engaging with our community.
Local and national organisations assign experts to spend at least 30% of their time building GA4GH products.
Anyone working in genomics and related fields is invited to participate in our inclusive community by creating and using new products.
Wondering what GA4GH does? Learn how we find and overcome challenges to expanding responsible genomic data use for the benefit of human health.
Study Groups define needs. Participants survey the landscape of the genomics and health community and determine whether GA4GH can help.
Work Streams create products. Community members join together to develop technical standards, policy frameworks, and policy tools that overcome hurdles to international genomic data use.
GIF solves problems. Organisations in the forum pilot GA4GH products in real-world situations. Along the way, they troubleshoot products, suggest updates, and flag additional needs.
NIF finds challenges and opportunities in genomics at a global scale. National programmes meet to share best practices, avoid incompatabilities, and help translate genomics into benefits for human health.
Communities of Interest find challenges and opportunities in areas such as rare disease, cancer, and infectious disease. Participants pinpoint real-world problems that would benefit from broad data use.
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All GA4GH standards, frameworks, and tools follow the Product Development and Approval Process before being officially adopted.
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GA4GH unlocks the power of genomic data to benefit human health.
Formed in 2013, the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) unites an international community dedicated to advancing human health through genomic data. We build technical standards and policy frameworks and tools that will expand responsible, voluntary, and secure use of genomic and other related health data.
Our not-for-profit alliance includes more than 500 leading organisations in healthcare, patient advocacy, research, ethics, government, life science, and information technology as members. Following our Strategic Roadmap, we build consensus across these diverse groups in an inclusive and pre-competitive process that produces truly global standards.
GA4GH strives to turn the promise of genomic medicine into routine practice. The data in your genome (all your DNA) could radically improve the healthcare you receive. Imagine if it were easy to predict your response to a cancer drug, find someone halfway around the world with the same genetic condition as your child, or avoid common diseases like asthma or migraines with treatments tailored to your genes.
But there’s a problem. Researchers and doctors cannot access the knowledge that will transform healthcare. Genomic data are often hidden and stored in incompatible systems.
The world needs a way to fiercely protect personal data while sharing vital knowledge that could benefit all our health. To achieve this vision, GA4GH aims to build a secure “internet of genomics.” Authorised researchers and clinicians will easily search the globe’s genomic and related data — while the human rights of people who share their data stay fully protected.
The GA4GH community develops free, open-source products that make it simple and safe to request, access, and study data stored anywhere. GA4GH products help organisations become effective data stewards. All our work builds on the Framework for responsible sharing of genomic and health-related data, guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Learn how a meeting of 50 leaders in genomics and medicine launched an alliance of more than 5,000 individuals and organisations worldwide.
The GA4GH Strategic Roadmap outlines strategies, standards, and policies for enabling responsible access to genomic and related health data.
Join our international team and help us advance genomic data sharing for the benefit of human health.
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The EDI Advisory Group responds to issues raised in the GA4GH community, finding equitable, inclusive ways to bring diverse ideas into product development.
Meet our staff team based at GA4GH Host Institutions, who aid in creating and implementing new products.
Our collaborative network is led by an Executive Committee and a Standards Steering Committee.
genomes stewarded by our global partners with a commitment to responsible and effective access