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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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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New GHGA podcast episode about forensic genetics

TV shows often show how tiny amounts of DNA can help to find an offender. But how does this work in reality? What can traces of DNA really tell us about a crime?

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Advances in scalable DNA sequencing analysis: nf-core/sarek 3

A recent publication with GHGA contribution introduces nf-core/sarek 3, a comprehensive variant calling and annotation pipeline designed for both germline and somatic samples.

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GHGA Course: Data Protection Course for Human Research

23 May 2024

This Data Protection Course is designed for anyone who works with personal data in the biomedical field, including healthcare professionals, researchers, administrators, and data stewards.

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Functional Epigenomics Conference

27 - 28 May 2024

The upcoming conference on "Functional Epigenomics", organised by GHGA member Jörn Walter, features an outstanding line-up of speakers, including GHGA members Oliver Stegle, Joachim Schultze and Philip Rosenstiel. Registration is now open!

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GHGA Lecture Series: Steven Laurie (virtual)

24 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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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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