How will the GA4GH ensure that the approaches and methods developed by the effort are being used?

The core of the Global Alliance’s mission is to develop and establish effective and responsible harmonized approaches for data sharing. For these tools and methods to have impact, they must be widely used, and researchers, funders, technology providers, and other members who actively participate in data sharing will have a strong interest in knowing whether any given entity that is storing and analyzing data is complying with approaches set by the Global Alliance.

To maximize use of its approaches, the Global Alliance will continue to improve upon incentives and opportunities, including highlighting of best practices and acting as a clearinghouse and networker for entities looking to share or access large amounts of data.