Browse the latest updates and calls for support from GA4GH Work Streams.





Work Streams




The new code offers a tool for supporting clear communication in such a diverse environment, and resolving misunderstandings and disagreements that do arise and cannot be addressed informally.
GA4GH Code of Ethics and Community Conduct (CECC)
27 Sep 2023
This plan forges a path towards a more equitable, inclusive, and ethically sound genomics ecosystem.
14 Sep 2023
“The observations explored in this paper are GA4GH’s steps toward responding to EDI concerns within the community. We expect the work of these groups to broaden participation of members from diverse groups and, consequently, to lead to the creation of more effective and far-reaching data sharing and leadership standards.”
24 Aug 2023
Large-Scale Genomics (LSG) Work Stream
17 Jul 2023
Are you attending GA4GH 11th Plenary? ? Submit a poster abstract today.
30 Jun 2023
Plenary sessions will begin a day earlier (20 September 2023) with lunch, an afternoon programme, and an evening reception.
8 Jun 2023
A new GA4GH Study Group explores the standardisation and storage of pharmacogenomic data
Clinical & Phenotypic Data Capture (Clin/Pheno) Work Stream
Pharmacogenomics Data Standardisation
5 Jun 2023
Tell us what you think!
Clinical & Phenotypic Data Capture (Clin/Pheno) Work Stream, Cloud Work Stream, Data Security Work Stream, Data Use & Researcher Identity (DURI) Work Stream, Discovery Work Stream, Genomic Knowledge Standards (GKS) Work Stream, Large-Scale Genomics (LSG) Work Stream, Regulatory & Ethics Work Stream (REWS)
12 May 2023
Please join us for GA4GH Connect, a working meeting for GA4GH contributors to advance the roadmap and gather feedback on product development and needs.
15 Feb 2023
Please review and provide your feedback for CRAM v3.1 and refget v2.0 by 14 March 2023.
Large-Scale Genomics (LSG) Work Stream
CRAM, refget
15 Feb 2023
Submit your feedback on this year's strategic plan by 15 Jan 2023.
19 Dec 2022
GA4GH Connect 2023 will take place in London, UK, from 19 to 21 April 2023.
8 Dec 2022
Access meeting materials, share your feedback, and submit session proposals for next time.
1 Dec 2022
This year's strategic plan introduces updates that aim to support the long-term success of the organisation and its ability to achieve the 2020 Community Imperatives.
22 Nov 2022
Day 3 includes sessions from the Cloud and Discovery Work Streams and the Federated Analysis Systems Project (FASP).
16 Nov 2022
Day 2 includes sessions from the Cloud, DURI, REWS, and LSG Work Streams and more.
15 Nov 2022
Join GA4GH active contributors for a series of workshops aimed at making progress on GA4GH products and cross-Work-Stream initiatives.
10 Nov 2022
Correction: the VCF 4.4 Release Candidate 2 Public Feedback and REWS Genetic Discrimination sessions take place on 14 November.
4 Nov 2022
View the meeting agenda and register for the event.
3 Nov 2022
Please submit feedback by Thursday, 1 December 2022, at 17:00 UTC.
Large-Scale Genomics (LSG) Work Stream
27 Oct 2022
Join us on 14, 15, 16, and 30 November to help make progress on GA4GH products and cross-Work-Stream initiatives.
11 Oct 2022
Video recordings and slides are now available on the event website. You may also access all recordings on the GA4GH YouTube channel. 
30 Sep 2022
Attend GA4GH 10th Plenary from the comfort of your home! You can participate via YouTube and
19 Sep 2022
Please review the following information to help you prepare for 10th Plenary.
19 Sep 2022
David Torrents is a research professor at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and is chair of the GA4GH 10th Plenary Programme Committee.
18 Aug 2022
Dr Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at the World Health Organization, and Dr Michèle Ramsay, professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, will join us for GA4GH 10th Plenary. Will you?
3 Aug 2022
Please submit comments by Thursday, 8 September 2022, at 17:00 UTC.
21 Jul 2022
To help select projects to focus on during the VRS Hackathon, each project proposal's author will present a two-minute pitch or presentation on their topic.
7 Jul 2022
Please review and submit comments by Friday, 5 August 2022, at 17:00 UTC.
6 Jul 2022
This year's hackathon will cover DRS, Passports, and two GA4GH use cases (NCPI and CNest).
29 Jun 2022