Enabling responsible genomic data sharing for the benefit of human health

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) is a policy-framing and technical standards-setting organization, seeking to enable responsible genomic data sharing within a human rights framework  

The GA4GH Security Technology Infrastructure V3.0 is now open for public comment.

Please submit comments via GitHub or to melissa.konopko@ga4gh.org.

The latest from GA4GH

March 25th 2019
CRAM: The Genomics Compression Standard

CRAM, the data compression standard for genomics, is quickly transitioning to the field’s preferred file format for storing sequence reads.

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March 20th 2019
What is the difference between research ethics consent and data protection consent?

Informed consent is a powerful ethico-legal requirement in most interventional biomedical research involving human participants. But consent to participate in research is a distinct notion from consent pursuant to the GDPR.

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GA4GH 7th Plenary Meeting
The GA4GH 7th Plenary Meeting will be held on October 21-23, 2019 at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, USA. The 7th Plenary will bring together organizations and stakeholders from the genomics and health community for two days of keynotes, talks, updates, and workshops that will focus on advancing development work for the immediate data sharing needs of the community.
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Organizational members including:

Broad Institute
Wellcome Sanger Institute

How we work

GA4GH Work Streams develop standards and tools that are founded on the for Responsible Sharing of Genomic and Health-Related Data. Their work is designed to enable international genomic data sharing based on the specific needs of clinical and research Driver Projects — real-world genomic data initiatives sourced from around the globe.