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Join our new NGS Pipeline Benchmarking efforts

Benchmarking small pathogenic and structural variants can be challenging. Utilizing cutting-edge SeraSeq, GHGA partners with the NGS-CN to start a new initiative to benchmark NGS pipelines.

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GHGA welcomes BIH as Co-applicant Institution

The Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) has now joined the GHGA Consortium as a new Co-applicant Institution. Together with MDC and Charité, the BIH will develop a GHGA Data hub in Berlin.

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GHGA presents progress at NFDI Interim Report Symposium

As part of the NFDI Interim Report Symposium, GHGA presented progress and future plans for the project. The event, hosted by the DFG, provided insights into the results of the review round of the NFDI consortia.

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New GHGA Podcast episode about women in genetics

Feb 11 is the "International Day of Women and Girls in Science". In a two part special episode we will introduce women who have made important contributions in genetics.

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GHGA portfolio development

Going into the new year with exciting news, we are pleased to announce that we have concluded the first integration of the core services required for GHGA Archive! As of January 2024, the GHGA Architecture team has deployed this next stage of GHGA for internal testing.

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GHGA, the NFDI association and many other NFDI consortia are leaving Twitter/X

We are stepping away from Twitter/X in favour of platforms that are currently more aligned with our values. Find us on Mastodon, LinkedIn or BlueSky!

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GHGA at the de.NBI/ELIXIR-Germany Spatial Hackathon

GHGA joined the de.NBI/ELIXIR-Germany Spatial Hackathon ‘SpaceHack2.0’, advancing community-driven benchmarking.

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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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Long term perspectives emphasised by Scientific Advisory Board visit

While praising GHGA and its team effort to establish a national database, the SAB stressed the value of the infrastructure and its need for a long term perspective. A request to funders rather than GHGA.

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GHGA Annual Meeting and Public Symposium held in Heidelberg

Early October, GHGA team members and PIs came together in Heidelberg for some valuable facetime, with two days filled with interesting talks and discussions. The focus of this year's meeting revolved around the Scientific Advisory Board.

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Benchmarking genomic variant calling

A recent publication, spearheaded by the Next Generation Sequencing Competence Network (NGS-CN) and GHGA, introduces NCBench, a platform for continuous benchmarking of genomic variant calling workflows.

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