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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Release of the GHGA Metadata Model v1.0 and White Paper

With the refactoring of the GHGA Metadata Model to version 1.0, we released a white paper summarising the development of the model and describing the modelling framework in detail.

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New Podcast Episode about Next generation Sequencing

What does the breeding of race horses have in common with monitoring viruses? In today's episode Professor Joachim Schultze (DZNE) talks about next generation sequencing methods and how they work.

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GHGA White Paper on patient involvement

In a recently published white paper, we summarise the results of the PaGODA-Study and present a concept with concrete steps for implementation of meaningful patient involvement in the governance of GHGA.

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GHGA Newsletter

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GHGA Lecture Series: Janet Kelso (virtual)

27 September 2023

Janet Kelso from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology will talk at the GHGA lecture series about "The impact of gene flow between archaic and modern humans". Register now!

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GHGA webinar: RNA-seq supported Mendelian Disease Diagnostics

28 September 2023

Join us for a webinar on RNA-seq supported Mendelian Disease Diagnostics and learn about statistical methods to find aberrations in the transcriptome.

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GHGA Symposium 2023

04 October 2023

As part of the GHGA Annual Meeting 2023, GHGA will hold a public symposium on 04 October 2023 in Heidelberg with the title ‘Data Infrastructures for Genomic Research in Europe’.

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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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