International federation of genomic medicine databases using GA4GH standards

Adrian Thorogood, Heidi L. Rehm, Peter Goodhand, Angela J.H. Page, Yann Joly, Michael Baudis, Jordi Rambla, Arcadi Navarro, Tommi H. Nyronen, Mikael Linden, Edward S. Dove, Marc Fiume, Michael Brudno, Melissa S. Cline, Ewan Birney

Thorogood, Adrian et al. Cell Genomics, Volume 1, Issue 2, 100032 doi:10.1016/j.xgen.2021.100032


Cell Genomics logoThis article was published as part of a special GA4GH edition of Cell Genomics.

Abstract We promote a shared vision and guide for how and when to federate genomic and health-related data sharing, enabling connections and insights across independent, secure databases. The GA4GH encourages a federated approach wherein data providers have the mandate and resources to share, but where data cannot move for legal or technical reasons. We recommend a federated approach to connect national genomics initiatives into a global network and precision medicine resource.