About the Global Alliance

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) was formed to help accelerate the potential of genomic medicine to advance human health. It brings together over 500 leading institutions working in healthcare, research, disease advocacy, life science, and information technology. The partners in GA4GH are working together to create a common framework of harmonized approaches to enable the responsible, voluntary, and secure sharing of genomic and clinical data.

Our Work

The work of GA4GH is critical to realizing the potential of recent technological advances that make possible the large-scale collection of data on genome sequencing and clinical outcomes. To seize this extraordinary opportunity, it is often necessary to ask questions that span individual datasets. GA4GH is working to alter the current reality where data are kept and studied in silos, and tools and methods are non-standardized and incompatible.

Engaging collaboratively with its stakeholders, GA4GH works to establish, broadly disseminate, and advocate for the use of interoperable technical standards for managing and sharing genomic and clinical data.

Our People

GA4GH acts as a convener, bringing together global stakeholders across sectors to share and establish best practices and to cross-pollinate ideas and learning, fostering a culture of innovation and discovery. GA4GH stakeholders work together to promote the highest standards for ethics, ensuring that participants have the choice to responsibly and securely share their genomic and clinical data to advance progress in science and medicine.

Our Funders and Sponsors

The work of the GA4GH is made possible by support and sponsorship from our host institutions and core funders, and by philanthropic donation from individuals and organizations. Please visit our Funders and Sponsors page to learn more and to sponsor our work!