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 potential to revolutionise health care. Here we show how GHGA is an integral part of this process.

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Data protection

GHGA has developed a robust and appropriate legal and data protection structure.

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GHGA Lecture Series

Dive with us into the world of data-driven medicine and its ethical, legal and social implications. 

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Building Community Ties: GHGA at the Functional Epigenomics Conference

Participating actively in the Functional Epigenomics Conference in Saarbrücken, GHGA engaged closely with the epigenomics community for the first time.

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New GHGA podcast episode about trust in genome databases

Trust between the public and public institutions, such as genome databases, is important. But why is it important? And what exactly do we mean with trust?

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Genomhäppchen: new mini-podcast

"Genomhäppchen" (snackable genome) is a science podcast by GHGA containing fun facts about genome research. The podcast is only available in German.

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GHGA Newsletter

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Webinar: FAIR biomedical data for FAIR portals

20 June 2024

Join us for a webinar on metadata - Why are metadata important for research and data analysis? Which genomic data portals are out there and what do we need from them? How do we make our research data FAIR?

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GHGA Lecture Series: Steven Laurie (virtual) - CANCELLED

26 June 2024

Steve Laurie from the Spanish National Centre for Genomic Analysis (CNAG) , Barcelona will talk about "The RD-Connect Genome-Phenome Analysis Platform (GPAP)"". Register now!

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GHGA Lecture Series: Sarah Teichmann (virtual)

24 July 2024

Sarah Teichmann from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will talk about "(Machine) learnings for the Human Cell Atlas". Register now!

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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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