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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1 Apr 2022
April’s Community Spotlight is…Reggan Thomas! Thomas is the GA4GH Work Stream manager of Cloud, LSG, and GKS! Read about his currents projects, his favourite scientific discovery and more!
The eleventh GA4GH Community Spotlight is…Reggan Thomas! Thomas has a Master in Bioinformatics and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Systems Management. He has experience in computer system validation, clinical trial data management, software quality assurance, and business analysis. He worked as a Senior Business Consultant at Infosys before joining GA4GH in 2021. Thomas manages cross-functional teams in the development, documentation, and execution of process innovations that enable the attainment of business goals.
What projects are you currently working on?
I provide the management support for Genomic Knowledge Standards (GKS), Large Scale Genomics (LSG), and Cloud GA4GH Works Streams. My responsibilities include understanding the aims and priorities of the workstreams and establishing connectivity between Work Stream leads, contributors, and GA4GH staff across different time zones. I also support Work Streams with roadmap development and product approval processes.
How do you think genomic data standards will shape the world in 20 years?
Genomic data is so intricate that intelligent interfaces of computing technologies and databases, in tandem with sequencing technology, are required to present the outcome in the best possible way for making clinical decisions. In both scientific and clinical settings, interoperability and integration of genetic data require some user-friendly common standards.
I am very confident that over the years, GA4GH’s constant contribution to the development of common standards in genomic data sharing will benefit more in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and risk prediction for patient care. I’m delighted to be a member of the GA4GH community.
Which science discovery is the most fascinating to you?
I am very interested in the biological sciences, creating and regulating life in various forms and states. I’m always amazed by genes and how they regulate cell behaviour. In this regard, the most intriguing scientific discovery for me is the mapping and decoding of human genes, known as the Human Genome Project, which is led by an international team of researchers. It has opened the door to more and more intriguing human science information in recent decades. It is a pivotal contribution in the collection of large amounts of genetic data and its application to precision and preventive medicine for humans.
What advice would you give to individuals seeking to get more involved with GA4GH?
Each contributor from around the world contributes significantly to the growth of our community and the ability to serve more effectively. We are easily accessible via our communication portals and would be delighted to assist you in learning more about us. You can also record your questions, thoughts, suggestions, and comments in discussions forms to get connected.