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

"Advances in Data-Driven Biomedicine" 

The monthly virtual GHGA Lecture Series diving into fascinating world of data-driven medicine and their ethical, legal and social implications. 

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Consent Tools

GHGA has developed different tools to help clinicians, researchers and institutions wanting to submit omics data to GHGA.

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New GHGA podcast episode about informed consent

In this episode we want to take a closer look at the importance of informed consent in science and how a valid consent form should look like.

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Maximising potential: treatment data for research

In a statement, scientists call for a shift in the way data from medical routine care are handled and for a legal basis to be created for standard data use without consent, but with an opt-out solution.

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GHGA event at Single Cell Omics Germany conference

GHGA participated at the SCOG conference ‘Single Cell Omics in Clinical Applications’ with a GHGA satellite event, engaging with the single cell community for the first time.

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GHGA Webinar: A Beginner's Guide to scRNAseq Analysis

24 January 2023

New to single cell research? Looking for an introduction into scRNA sequencing and analysis workflows? Then look no more, we have a webinar for you.

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GHGA Lecture Series: Peter Robinson (virtual)

15 February 2023

Peter Robinson (The Jackson Laboratory) will talk about the "The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) Phenopacket schema" on the 15 February 2023, 16:00 CET.

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GHGA Lecture Series: Christoph Schickhardt (virtual)

15 March 2023

Christoph Schickhardt (NTC) will talk about "a nationally standardized broad consent for long-term secondary use of health data and biosamples" on the 15 March 2023, 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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