What is the Global Alliance?
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (Global Alliance) is an international coalition, formed to enable the sharing of genomic and clinical data. Genomic information offers great potential to inform the understanding of disease, but in order to learn it is often necessary to combine information across diseases, organizations, methods, and even countries. The members of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health are working together to create interoperable approaches to help unlock these potential advancements in medicine and science.
What is the Global Alliance doing?
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health has doubled in size since its formation and the four initial Working Groups are focused on high-impact priorities for 2014. The Alliance held its first plenary meeting at the Wellcome Trust on March 4th, where almost 200 partners came together to collaborate on concrete near-term goals and deliverables for key areas and the effort overall, with the ultimate aim of creating a common framework of harmonized approaches and methods to enable data sharing and advance human health.
Who is involved?
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (Global Alliance) is a broad and inclusive organization that includes over 170 of the world’s leading organizations including healthcare providers, research funders, research institutions, disease advocacy organizations, and life science and information technology companies.