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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Work with like-minded groups committed to better data use in areas like rare disease, cancer, and infectious disease.
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Solve real problems by aligning your organisation with the world’s genomics standards. We offer software dvelopers both customisable and out-of-the-box solutions to help you get started.
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13 Oct 2016
We at the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health are serious about our mission of transforming medicine and improving human health through data sharing. Since our founding in 2013, GA4GH has expanded the global conversation about genomics and health in many ways. We convene stakeholders with expertise in genomics, security, regulations and ethics, informatics, computing, and clinical genetics.
We at the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health are serious about our mission of transforming medicine and improving human health through data sharing. Since our founding in 2013, GA4GH has expanded the global conversation about genomics and health in many ways. We convene stakeholders with expertise in genomics, security, regulations and ethics, informatics, computing, and clinical genetics. We serve as a clearinghouse of ideas, best practices, and new learning in the genomic data sharing space. Much of this happens through weekly conference calls, quarterly newsletters, and semi-annual meetings, such as next week’s 4th Plenary.
But we can do better. GA4GH members are churning out new advances toward responsible data sharing at a rapid clip. And the momentum is building. GA4GH aims to bring in more international expertise, engage with key initiatives, and put our existing tools to use in immediate real-world settings. In order to keep you in the loop on our activities and those of the community at large, we have revamped the News & Events section of our website and turned it into a regular news feed that will bring you dispatches from the “front lines of genomic data sharing.”
This site will offer news, stories, and ideas in genomic data sharing — work that is both internal and external to GA4GH. We will bring you engaging stories that put the technical work into context, demonstrate the great value of data sharing for improving human health, and help spread the word about new tools and resources. It will continue to be your go-to landing page for all of the GA4GH communications you’ve come to rely on, including archived newsletters, event information, press releases, journal articles, and media hits. But it will also now include a revved up news feed offering feature stories and interviews that highlight data sharing projects within the community, announce new GA4GH work products, break down the technical details in newly released academic papers, or introduce you to active GA4GH members and field leaders.
These stories will primarily be text-based and written by our in-house communications team, but we will also welcome guest posts from the community and will eventually venture into the world of multimedia through podcasting and video interviews. We hope you will check in on us regularly and think of this site as a central meeting ground where you can engage with the work of your fellow community members and potential future collaborators in the genomic data-sharing space. As always, we hope you will get involved! If you have something to say about one of our stories, share your comments (but take a look at our comments policy first, to come soon). If you know of a project that demands to be featured, let us know. And if you’d like to see any changes, tell us that, too — in true GA4GH fashion, we welcome your input as we move from the alpha to the beta phase of this new “tool.”