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 frontend 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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GHGA at the annual GfH conference

GHGA organized a workshop at the GfH conference (german society for human genetics) on “Best practice examples for shared genome data usage”. The Workshop focused on the importance of Metadata and the new Metadata Catalog.

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Follow-up dialogue event on patient involvement in governance

In early March, GHGA continued its dialogue with patients on the implementation of effective patient participation in GHGA. The consensus-building meeting focused on a recruitment strategy for patient representatives and outreach objectives.

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New Podcast Episode about reference genomes and diversity

What is a reference genome and what's it used for? In this episode we look at the limitations of the current reference genome (GRCH38) while looking at the possibilities of a pangenomic approach for more diversity in research.

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GHGA Lecture Series: Peter Robinson (virtual)

19 April 2023

Peter Robinson (The Jackson Laboratory) will talk about the "The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) Phenopacket schema" on the 19 April 2023, 16:00 CET.

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GHGA Annual Meeting 2023

04-05 October 2023

It is our pleasure to announce that the GHGA Annual Meeting 2023 will take place 04.-05. October in Heidelberg.

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GHGA Lecture Series: Martin Hirst (virtual)

11 May 2023

Martin Hirst (University of British Columbia) will talk about "Understanding the role of epigenetic dysfunction in cancer initiation and progression and translation into improved health outcomes" on the 11 May 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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