What do institutions commit to when they join the Beacon Network?

When an institution “lights” a Beacon, it demonstrates its willingness and ability to share data.

The organizations in the Beacon Network have created online search functions that let anyone in the world know if a certain allele exists in their datasets ― but only to find a particular kind of information that was carefully chosen not to overly expose genomic data to privacy or security risks. The rapid growth of the Beacon Project shows that many institutions across the globe are interested in working together to break down silos and share genomic information in innovative and responsible ways.

Beacon Adoption


mbaudis, 2018-10-18