GA4GH's is Accepting Submissions for Driver Projects

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has issued a call for new Driver Projects to join a rapidly expanding community that boosts responsible genomic data sharing to benefit human health.

Groups with projects to embed genomics in healthcare, set genomic data sharing policies, expand data access for specific diseases, and achieve other goals related to responsible use of human genomic data are invited to apply.

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) Driver Projects are “human genomic data initiatives that have committed resources to guiding GA4GH product development and piloting our products. These real-world research and clinical projects help GA4GH advance a culture of genomic and health-related data sharing and interoperability.”

To ensure Driver Projects mirror the objectives and values of GA4GH, all applications undergo evaluation by an international External Review Board. Applications will be assessed against four criteria addressing how the project will: 

  • Expand GA4GH’s global geographic footprint;
  • Have a mission and goals that depend on real-world genomic interoperability;
  • Bolster GA4GH’s application to global health;
  • Have the capacity to contribute to GA4GH activities.

Initiatives interested in becoming a GA4GH Driver Project can review the criteria and expectations

All groups and participants in the broader genomics and health community are encouraged to contribute to GA4GH standards development through Work Streams and open meetings, regardless of Driver Project eligibility.

Our colleagues at GA4GH are “the international standards organisation for human genomics, developing technical standards and framing ethical, legal, and social policies to support responsible human genomic data use and interoperability.”

The Deadline is APRIL 30th. Apply and submit your projects via our link below.