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Explore our open-source standards, frameworks, and tools. Learn how they empower responsible genomic data use worldwide.


Bad Actors in Research Environments (BARE)

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

Clinical Data Sharing and Consent

Elucidates what clinical data can be shared without a patient or participant’s explicit consent for quality care improvement

Cloud Security and Privacy

Aims to develop recommendations for secure and privacy-protecting use of cloud services

Consent Policy

Provides guidelines for the international sharing of genomic and related health data

Consent Toolkit

Documents designed to help researchers and clinicians draft clear, informative consent forms

Data Connect

Connects researchers to information on datasets regardless of how the data was originally stored or formatted

Data Privacy and Security Policy

Guides sharing of genomic and related health data to respect participant and patient privacy and integrity

Data Security Infrastructure Policy (DSIP)

Provides security and technology infrastructure recommendations for genomic and related health data sharing

Data Use Ontology (DUO)

Allows data stewards to tag datasets with permitted use terms that facilitate data discovery and access

Diversity in Datasets

Aims to develop a policy framework that addresses how to promote global diversity in datasets within genomic research

Ethical Preparedness for Pandemics and Epidemics (EPPE) Framework

Develops framework for ethical conduct in human-pathogen genomics research during pandemics and epidemics

Ethical Provenance Toolkit

Tools to promote consistency and harmonisation throughout the stages of the biomedical data life cycle — ensuring clear oversight despite differences between institutions

Ethics Review Recognition Policy

Provides a standard baseline of the ethics review process for research involving multiple jurisdictions

Experiments Metadata Standard

Specifies the minimum information needed to characterise a genomic experiment

GDPR & International Health Data Sharing Forum

Publishes regular briefs exploring the impact of GDPR on sharing genomics and related health data

Genetic Data Encryption (Crypt4GH)

Provides an encrypted file format to keep data secure throughout its lifetime while allowing random access

Genetic Discrimination Toolkit

Explores key issues and the implications of addressing genetic discrimination


Allows users to download read and variation data for subsections of the genome


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

Pharmacogenomics Data Standardisation

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

Policy on Clinically Actionable Genomic Research Results

Provides guidance on establishing policies for returning genomic results to research participants

Public Attitudes for Genomic Policy — Blog Posts

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


Provides a common set of communication channels to efficiently retrieve RNA data of interest

Service Info

Provides a simple standardised protocol to describe information about a single web service

Service Registry

Facilitates service discovery by collecting multiple web services into groups

Task Execution Service (TES)

Provides a standard mechanism for orchestrating complex analyses across different compute environments

Tool Registry Service (TRS)

Provides a standard mechanism to list, search, and retrieve tools and workflows across multiple registries

Variant Annotation (VA)

Aims to define a modelling framework and machine-readable schema to represent statements of knowledge about genetic variations

Workflow Execution Service (WES)

Describes a protocol for running the same genomic data analysis in multiple cloud environments

Your DNA, Your Say (Participant Values Survey)

Explores how people around the world feel about the collection, use, and sharing of genetic and health data for research

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