GHGA at the annual GfH conference

GHGA organized a workshop called “The German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (GHGA): Best practice examples for shared genome data usage” at the GfH conference (german society for human genetics) on 16.03.2023. We were happy to meet interested participants and are looking forward to the next workshops.

The workshop focused on the presentation of our first big product, the GHGA metadata catalog. The secondary use of human omics data is important for biomedical research. As such, we have highlighted how the open and FAIR use of genomic data can be aligned with existing data protection regulations. The main topics centered around the importance and structuring of metadata, followed by a live demonstration of the GHGA Metadata Catalog.

The programme included three presentations by GHGA members, followed by  discussions with the workshop participants: The three lectures were:

  • „Towards a national data infrastructure for biomedical genome research: The German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (GHGA)“– Dr. Jan Eufinger
  • „Importance of standardized metadata“– Anandhi Iyappan
  • „The GHGA Metadata Catalog: A demonstration” – Hazal Sezer

Thanks to all the participants as well as our speakers. We are looking forward to continue our discussions at the next GfH conference.