The Genomics in Health Implementation Forum (GHIF) aims to empower knowledge exchange and collaboration through the implementation of GA4GH standards among global genomics initiatives as they pursue the common goal of advancing human health.
The Genomics in Health Implementation Forum (GHIF) aims to support more accurate data interpretation, diagnosis, and innovative solutions across healthcare through global cooperation in data sharing and clinical implementation of genomics. The forum helps initiatives reduce both duplication of efforts and promote the collection of compatible clinical genomic data and health information to enable global data sharing.
GHIF is primarily focused on supporting uptake of GA4GH standards at global genomics initiatives and providing real-world insights to the GA4GH Work Streams as they develop new standards to support data sharing. The group also enables collective learning by sharing best practices, challenges, and opportunities with a technical, regulatory, clinical, or educational focus.
The GHIF’s three key areas of work are to:
GHIF is hosting a series of workshops aimed at facilitating the implementation of GA4GH standards. Please see below for this year’s webinars and workshops:
Lighting a Beacon: training for (future) implementers
February 15, 2022
At the end of the training session, participants should have the tools to get started with implementing Beacon autonomously. This webinar is hosted together with CINECA and ELIXIR.
Beacon v2 Reference Implementation: An Overview
February 17, 2022
In this training session, developers will receive an overview on how to “beaconize” their data. This webinar is hosted in conjunction with CINECA and ELIXIR.
April 1, 2021
This technical-focused meeting aims to bring the community together to share knowledge and learnings on implementing the GA4GH pedigree standard in HL7 FHIR and Phenopackets.
May 6, 2021
Join us for a hands-on workshop on the Data Use Ontology (DUO) standard. This session aims to support translation of consent forms and data sharing policies into DUO terms and to gather feedback on DUO usage to inform future versions of the standard.
June 2, 2021
Learn more about the Variation Representation Specification (VRS) and how it can support clinical interoperability of variant evidence.
Members of the Genomics in Health Implementation Forum (GHIF) are GA4GH Organizational Members that are (1) focused on advancing a genomics strategy across a single country or a consortium of countries, (2) working towards enabling translation of genomics into clinical care, and (3) actively working to adopt GA4GH standards to contribute to global data sharing. GHIF members are invited to participate in all working meetings and online discussion forums. Membership also enables access to the shared resources contained in the GHIF Toolkit.