We are building a secure national omics data infrastructure, enabling the use of human genome data for research purposes while preventing data misuse.
A public portal for the discovery of human omics study data from German research institutions.
GHGA has developed different tools to help clinicians, researchers and institutions wanting to submit omics data to GHGA.
"Advances in Data-Driven Biomedicine" diving into fascinating world of data-driven medicine and their ethical, legal and social implications.
What is newborn screening and what are its benefits? Which dieseases should we look for and are there ethical aspects to take into consideration? Jan Kirschner and Inge Schwersenz tell us more about the impact of newborn screening.Learn more
In March 2023, we released version 0.9.1 of the GHGA Metadata Model, which includes a refined metadata structure and lists of controlled vocabularies and standardized ontologies.Learn more
The COVID-19 Functional Genomics (CoFGen) data collection was launched with GHGA contribution, enabling researchers to answer questions about changed biological processes and mechanisms after a SARS-CoV-2 infection.Learn more
20 June 2023
Unlock the power of NGS harmonization! Join us for a two-part virtual webinar series on workflow standardization and benchmarking, featuring practical tips and best practices for achieving harmonization using the Sarek pipeline as an example.Learn more
21 June 2023
Hans-Ulrich Prokosch (University Hospital Erlangen) will talk about "The German Research Data Portal for Health (FDPG) and its accompanying central services" on the 21 June 2023, 16:00 CEST.Learn more
19 Juli 2023
Peter Krawitz (University Bonn) will talk about "„GestaltMatcher and its data portal - Overcoming the limits of rare disease matching" ccompanying central services" on the 21 June 2023, 16:00 CEST.Learn more
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.Learn more
"GHGA wants to enable research with omics data in an ethically and legally responsible way so that knowledge reaches patient care faster."
"GHGA will go beyond data archive - the goal is to establish a comprehensive genome data infrastructure and research platform that will also act as a bridge between basic research and translation."
"GHGA will be a key infrastructure for the archiving, and sharing, of sensitive human gen(omics) research data requiring appropriate protection, in Germany and internationally. Go data sharing to advance research for the common good!"
"GHGA is building a national archive for human genome data. It balances the need for data privacy with the need for access to this data through secure access mechanisms thus enabling FAIR and transparent use of the data."