The German Human Genome-Phenome Archive


We are building a secure national omics data infrastructure, enabling the use of human genome data for research purposes while preventing data misuse.

Our Mission



Omics data have the potental to revolutionise health care. Here we show how GHGA is part of this process.

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Data protection

Alongside our technical infrastructure, GHGA has developed a robust and appropriate legal and data protection structure.

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GHGA Lecture Series

"Advances in Data-Driven Biomedicine" diving into fascinating world of data-driven medicine and their ethical, legal and social implications. 

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GHGA welcomes MDC as Berlin Data Hub

The Max Delbrück Center (MDC) Berlin is now part of the GHGA Data Hub Cooperation Contract. Together with the BIH and Charité, the MDC can start to develop a GHGA Data Hub for storing and sharing of human omics data.

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Long term perspectives emphasised by Scientific Advisory Board visit

While praising GHGA and its team effort to establish a national database, the SAB stressed the value of the infrastructure and its need for a long term perspective. A request to funders rather than GHGA.

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New GHGA podcast episode about gene therapy

Gene therapies have the potential to help people suffering from hereditary genetic diseases. Doctor Immanuel Seitz (University Clinic Tuebingen) talks with us about Luxturna, as an example and explains how we make viruses work for us and help patients.

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GHGA Lecture Series: Angela Abicht & Christian Gebhard (virtual)

13 December 2023

Angela Abicht & Christian Gebhard (Medical Genetics Center Munich) will talk on 13 December 2023, 16:00 CET.

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GHGA Lecture Series: Ruth Horn (virtual)

21 February 2024

Ruth Horn (Augsburg University) will talk on 21 February 2024, 16:00 CET.

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How we work

GHGA is tightly embedded and connected to national and international infrastructures and initiatives. It will be operated as a German national node of the federated European Genome-Phenome Archive (EGA).

GHGA is funded as part of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI e.V.) via the DFG

With 46 Participants from 21 institutions, GHGA is organised in data hubs across Germany combining leading institutions in genomic medicine, major omics data producers (including four DFG Sequencing Centers) and HPC centers committed to provide scalable infrastructure.

To ensure smooth working, eight workstreams were formed.

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