Beacon reference implementtaion in Bioinformatics
Beacon V2 Reference Implementation: a Toolkit to enable federated sharing of genomic and phenotypic data¶
Manuel Rueda, Roberto Ariosa, Mauricio Moldes, Jordi Rambla¶
The Beacon team at the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) presents the Beacon v2 Reference Implementation (B2RI), a set of open-source software tools to enable federated sharing of genomic and phenotypic data.
B2RI follows the Beacon v2 specification, which since April 2022 defines an open Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) standard for secure federated discovery of genomic and phenotypic data in biomedical esearch and clinical applications.
This toolkit will facilitate the "beaconization" of data as implementing a Beacon v2 API can be challenging for centers that may not have allocated resources for this purpose.