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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Genomic data: Its significance for modern medical research and diagnostics

Celebrating the release of their latest brochure "In Focus: Genomic Data," the working group Gene Technology Report, in cooperation with GHGA, invited the public to an evening event discussing the significance of genomic data in modern medical research and diagnostics.

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Role of GHGA within the MVGenSeq solidifies

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) has approved six GHGA Data Hubs as Genome Data Centres to handle sensitive genome data from patients within the Model Project Genome Sequencing.

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New GHGA podcast episode about RNA

Many people have heard of RNA, but what is it exactly? What is the difference to DNA, what are the different types of RNA and what functions do they have?

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Webinar: Biological data visualisation in R and Bioconductor

18 July 2024

Join us for a practical introduction to biological data visualisation using R and Bioconductor.

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GHGA Lecture: Sarah Teichmann (virtual)

24 July 2024

Sarah Teichmann from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will talk about "(Machine) learnings for the Human Cell Atlas" at the GHGA lecture series ("Advances in Data-Driven Biomedicine") on July 24, 2024.

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Webinar: FAIR biomedical data for FAIR portals

26 September 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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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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