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.
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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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Explore our open-source standards, frameworks, and tools. Learn how they empower responsible genomic data use worldwide.
Enables secure data sharing by communicating the permissions needed to conduct research
Aims to provide guidance for detecting intentional misuse of life science data in controlled environments
Enables researchers to discover new, relevant datasets while honouring patient consents and legal requirements
Stores information on the location of genomic features
Elucidates what clinical data can be shared without a patient or participant’s explicit consent for quality care improvement
Aims to develop recommendations for secure and privacy-protecting use of cloud services
Aims to create a standard or set of guidelines to computationally describe a cohort and query it across a network
Provides guidelines for the international sharing of genomic and related health data
Documents designed to help researchers and clinicians draft clear, informative consent forms
Uses data compression strategies to efficiently store genomic data
Provides guiding principles and procedural standards for data access committees
Connects researchers to information on datasets regardless of how the data was originally stored or formatted
Guides sharing of genomic and related health data to respect participant and patient privacy and integrity
Provides a standardised set of data retrieval methods
Provides security and technology infrastructure recommendations for genomic and related health data sharing
Allows data stewards to tag datasets with permitted use terms that facilitate data discovery and access
Aims to develop a policy framework that addresses how to promote global diversity in datasets within genomic research
Tools to promote consistency and harmonisation throughout the stages of the biomedical data life cycle — ensuring clear oversight despite differences between institutions
Provides a standard baseline of the ethics review process for research involving multiple jurisdictions
Provides tools and best practices for documenting family health history information
Helps institutions evaluate their engagement strategies with research participants, patients, and the public
Provides foundational principles for responsible data sharing
Publishes regular briefs exploring the impact of GDPR on sharing genomics and related health data
Provides an encrypted file format to keep data secure throughout its lifetime while allowing random access
Explores key issues and the implications of addressing genetic discrimination
Provides a text file format for storing genetic variation data
Allows users to download read and variation data for subsections of the genome
Describes how to map consent forms directly to the Data Use Ontology (DUO)
Contains a researcher’s securely-encoded “Visas,” which allow access to genomic datasets
Allows for computable exchange of family health history and representation of larger, more complex families
Aims to develop a pharmacogenomics data standard to address translational gaps across disparate health systems and enable equitable clinical decision support
Offers a human and machine-readable way to structure clinical and phenotypic data about a patient or individual
Provides guidance on establishing policies for returning genomic results to research participants
Translates findings from the “Your DNA, Your Say” project and other studies of public attitudes into useful briefs and infographics
Employs a computer algorithm to unambiguously identify reference sequences for genomic analysis
Shares key legal and ethical issues of human genomic research in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
Aims to provide a risk assessment framework for software stacks
Provides a common set of communication channels to efficiently retrieve RNA data of interest
Provides a format for storing next-generation sequencing read data
Aims to develop a flexible, common model for describing genomic features
Provides a simple standardised protocol to describe information about a single web service
Facilitates service discovery by collecting multiple web services into groups
Provides a standard mechanism for orchestrating complex analyses across different compute environments
Provides a standard mechanism to list, search, and retrieve tools and workflows across multiple registries
Aims to define a modelling framework and machine-readable schema to represent statements of knowledge about genetic variations
Offers methods for robustly checking variant call accuracy
Used by computers to structure and exchange information about variants
Describes a set of quality control metrics and their detailed definitions to facilitate exchange of results across initiatives
Describes a protocol for running the same genomic data analysis in multiple cloud environments
Explores how people around the world feel about the collection, use, and sharing of genetic and health data for research
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