We are building a secure national omics data infrastructure, enabling the use of human genome data for research purposes while preventing data misuse.
A public frontend for the discovery of human omics study data from German research institutions.
GHGA has developed different tools to help clinicians, researchers and institutions wanting to submit omics data to GHGA.
"Advances in Data-Driven Biomedicine" diving into fascinating world of data-driven medicine and their ethical, legal and social implications.
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
04-05 October 2023
It is our pleasure to announce that the GHGA Annual Meeting 2023 will take place 04.-05. October in Heidelberg.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
"GHGA wants to enable research with omics data in an ethically and legally responsible way so that knowledge reaches patient care faster."
"GHGA will go beyond data archive - the goal is to establish a comprehensive genome data infrastructure and research platform that will also act as a bridge between basic research and translation."
"GHGA will be a key infrastructure for the archiving, and sharing, of sensitive human gen(omics) research data requiring appropriate protection, in Germany and internationally. Go data sharing to advance research for the common good!"
"GHGA is building a national archive for human genome data. It balances the need for data privacy with the need for access to this data through secure access mechanisms thus enabling FAIR and transparent use of the data."