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Date(s) - 09/04/2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

SGDP Seminar Room


Paul Flicek
Senior Scientist and Team Leader, Vertebrate Genomics, EMBL-EBI

Data sharing and interoperability with the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health was founded in 2013 to facilitate the world-wide sharing of the data necessary to catalyse genomic medicine. Currently consisting of more than 250 organisational members in approximately 30 countries, the Alliance has dedicated working groups focused on data representation, security, regulatory and ethical issues and clinical information. The products of these groups are designed to enable interoperability and include the recently released Framework for Responsible Sharing for Genomic and Health Related Data. A series of major initiatives including the Matchmaker Exchange and the BRCA Challenge complement the activities of the working group and provide real world examples of data sharing’s impact on medicine. On behalf of the Alliance, I’ll present our current status, ongoing work and encourage others join the effort.

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