2022

Beacon training course | How to make COVID-19 sensitive data discoverable using Beacons

The online workshop BEACON - How to make sensitive data discoverable will take place on November 2 and 3. The European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) Beacon Team will provide a special hands-on training session for the BY-COVID partners for “Beaconising” the datasets.

@AnaT-DCO 2022-10-25: more ...

Beacon v2 will be at the European Conference on Computational Biology with a Workshop on tools and techniques to make sensitive data discoverable

The Workshop “Tools and techniques to make sensitive data discoverable (Use-cases, hands-on session of Beacon implementation)” will take place on September 15th, in the framework of the 21st European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB). This workshop aims to provide knowledge and hands-on sessions about the discoverability of sensitive genomics and clinical data without jeopardizing the privacy or ownership of such datasets.

@AnaT-DCO 2022-08-11: more ...

Beacon v2 Specification to be presented in the GA4GH 10th Plenary Meeting

Jordi Rambla, one of the key Beacon v2 leaders, will present the Beacon v2 Specification in Barcelona for the Global Alliance for Genomics And Health (GA4GH) 10th Plenary Meeting.

CosmoCaixa building in Barcelona.

@AnaT-DCO 2022-08-02: more ...

2021

Beacon v2 Webinar at CINECA

@laurenfromont 2021-12-30: more ...

GA4GH Connect - Beacon v2 Structural Variants

GA4GH Connect 2021

Michael Baudis

Beacon v2 Structural Variants [slides]

Lauren Fromont & Jordi Rambla

Beacon v2 Cohort model [slides]

2021-03-02: more ...

2020

GA4GH Beacon v2 - Evolving Reference Standard for Genomic Data Exchange

GA4GH 8th Plenary

Gary Saunders, Jordi Rambla de Argila, Anthony Brookes, Juha Törnroos and Michael Baudis

For the ELIXIR Beacon project, GA4GH Discovery work stream and the international network of Beacon API developers

The Beacon driver project was one of the earliest initiatives of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health with the Beacon v1.0 API as first approved GA4GH standard. Version 2 of the protocol is slated to provide fundamental changes, towards a Internet of Genomics foundational standard:

  • requests beyond genomic variants (“filters”)
  • payload responses, secured through open AAI
  • aligning w/ GA4GH standards (Phenopackets, VRS, DUO…) through SchemaBlocks {S}[B]
  • Working with international partners on deployment of advanced implementations

2020-09-30: more ...

2019