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

GHGA Metadata Catalog

A public portal for the discovery of human omics study data from German research institutions. 

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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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GHGA Lecture Series

"Advances in Data-Driven Biomedicine" diving into fascinating world of data-driven medicine and their ethical, legal and social implications. 

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New GHGA Podcast episode about Newborn screening out now

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.

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Release of version 0.9.1 of the GHGA Metadata Model

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.

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Launch of CoFGen – A data collection for Functional Genomics in COVID-19

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.

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GHGA Webinar: NGS Harmonization II

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.

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GHGA Lecture Series: Hans-Ulrich Prokosch (virtual)

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.

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GHGA Lecture Series: Peter Kravitz (virtual)

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.

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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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