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



Omics data have the potental to revolutionise health care. Here we show how GHGA is part of this process.

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Data protection

Alongside our technical infrastructure, GHGA has developed a robust and appropriate legal and data protection structure.

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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 Miescher, the discoverer of DNA

Friedrich Miescher was the first person to isolate DNA in 1869. However, it took a few decades, until scientists figured out what he had discovered. Dr. Möschel tells us how Miescher made his discovery, why the laboratory was in a castle and what impact Miescher’s ...

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GDI marks milestones and plans for 2024

In a two-day General Assembly, the achievements of the GDI's first year were discussed, and plans for the next year were outlined, with GHGA actively participating as Germany’s GDI node.

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GHGA welcomes MDC as Berlin Data Hub

The Max Delbrück Center (MDC) Berlin is now part of the GHGA Data Hub Cooperation Contract. Together with the BIH and Charité, the MDC can start to develop a GHGA Data Hub for storing and sharing of human omics data.

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GHGA Lecture Series: Angela Abicht & Christian Gebhard (virtual)

13 December 2023

Angela Abicht & Christian Gebhard (Medical Genetics Center Munich) will talk on 13 December 2023, 16:00 CET.

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Webinar: Introduction to Computational Immunology

14 December 2023

Join us for an introductory webinar on Computational Immunology and learn about computational approaches to study the human immune system.

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GHGA Lecture Series: Rolf Backofen (virtual)

9 January 2024

Rolf Backofen (Freiburg University) will talk on 9 January 2024, 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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