Federated Analysis Systems Project (FASP)

Help lead standards integration and deployment for federated analysis

GA4GH aims to be the leading global standards organization for genomics. In order to fulfill that vision, we must not only leverage the community’s most expert talent, but also the broadest possible representation among that talent. Below, you will learn more about current leadership opportunities within GA4GH. We invite you to put forth your nominations for the most talented members of the community while considering the value of representation among the most critical factors.

Are you the next FASP co-chair?

This is an opportunity to be at the heart of GA4GH’s standards development and integration work. Working closely with your co-leads and members of the GA4GH Secretariat, the FASP co-lead will contribute to the leadership and direction of FASP’s efforts, in line with GA4GH’s wider direction and goals, as set at an organisational level. This involves developing FASP’s strategy, identifying work that can be taken forward by the group, chairing calls, working through technical issues as a group, listening and building consensus. As FASP works with standards and groups from across GA4GH, considerable liaison work will be involved along with the need to engage with other teams within GA4GH and the ability to work with those teams on potential further development of their standards.

GA4GH is a global volunteer standards development organisation dedicated to realising the potential of genomics in health. Supported by Secretariat staff across four host institutes (OICR, Broad, Sanger and EMBL-EBI) members of the volunteer community provide expert leadership to GA4GH’s Work Streams and entities such as our Federated Analysis Systems Project (FASP), which seeks to bring together multiple GA4GH standards and integrate them to support real-world use cases. This aims to support both end-to-end analysis and the ability to deploy the same analysis in many locations and environments.

Why join us…

GA4GH is committed to developing the standards necessary to enable the potential benefits of genomics in health to be made a reality and to supporting the global data sharing and interoperability that this requires. With a global volunteer community made up of hundreds of individuals from a variety of organisations and institutions, GA4GH provides an active environment in which to drive these aims forward while building on our foundational commitments to human rights, ethics and security.

Having a truly global and diverse community of contributors and leadership is key to GA4GH’s work. We are actively pursuing strategies to increase participation through our engagement and EDI work. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all contributors at all levels in GA4GH and welcome expressions of interest from all interested individuals.

Required characteristics…
  • Substantial experience in bioinformatics, genomics, computational development or related disciplines
  • An ability to work effectively with and provide leadership to a broad range of people from multiple disciplines and cultures
  • The ability to engage with others, explore multiple points of view and build consensus
  • The capacity to identify opportunities aligned with the group’s goals and translate these into actionable plans
  • A demonstrable ability to work collaboratively
  • An understanding of the complexity of integration across projects and standards in genomics with previous experience in this area and a deep understanding of the need for standards to work internationally
Desirable characteristics…
  • Experience of working with GA4GH or other standards development organisations
  • Experience of working as part of a volunteer community
  • Experience authoring or consuming APIs for bioinformatics
  • Knowledge of RESTful API design
  • Experience working with a custodian of genomic data
  • Experience working on or with a project for sharing genomic data between organizations


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