Key Documents

As the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health continues to evolve and formalize the overall effort, products and reports are developed and circulated to mark progress and keep partners up to date with the latest conception and goals. These evolving guiding products, reports, and memos are catalogued below.

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    Summary of Fourth Plenary Meeting

    • Published: January 23, 2017
    • Last updated: January 23, 2017

    On October 16-18, 2016, stakeholders in genomics and health-related data sharing convened in Vancouver, BC, Canada, for the 4th Plenary Meeting of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH). The Plenary focused on facilitating rapid uptake of GA4GH tools and solutions in real-world settings and translating the last two years of work into action. The Plenary also highlighted progress made on key GA4GH projects, provided updates on the organization, and invited input from the community on its future goals and next steps.

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    Summary of Third Plenary Meeting

    • Published: July 22, 2015
    • Last updated: July 22, 2015

    The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) held its third plenary meeting on Wednesday, June 10th in Leiden, the Netherlands, with ancillary meetings on June 9th, 10th, and 11th. More than 230 individuals attended the meeting, representing 152 organizations active in 24 countries. Key themes of the meeting included a push for implementation of tools and approaches, a need to integrate with other data sharing efforts, and the importance of global and sector diversity among GA4GH membership.

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    Strategic Road Map

    • Published: April 2, 2015
    • Last updated: May 14, 2015

    This concise Road Map defines the key objectives GA4GH will pursue in 2015 and 2016, in order to focus, prioritize, and align GA4GH activities and help achieve our larger goal of improvements in human health.

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    Summary of Second Plenary Meeting

    • Published: December 18, 2014
    • Last updated: December 18, 2014

    This summary document includes a brief description of key themes raised at the GA4GH Second Plenary meeting, followed by a more comprehensive summary of each speaker’s remarks, featuring goals, accomplishments, next steps, and participants’ questions and feedback.

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    • Published: September 18, 2014
    • Last updated: September 18, 2014

    This Constitution sets forth the mission, objectives, and structure of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.

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    Framework for Responsible Sharing of Genomic and Health-Related Data

    • Published: September 10, 2014
    • Last updated: September 12, 2014

    The Framework for Responsible Sharing of Genomic and Health-Related Data provides a principled and practical framework for the responsible sharing of genomic and health-related data. It contains foundational principles and core elements for responsible data sharing, and is guided by human rights, including privacy, non-discrimination, and procedural fairness.

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    First Partner Meeting and 2014 Goals

    • Published: August 20, 2014
    • Last updated: August 20, 2014

    This report provides an update on the activities of the Global Alliance leading up to and following the first face-to-face meeting held in March 2014.

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    White Paper

    • Published: June 3, 2013
    • Last updated: June 3, 2013

    This document describes the context and proposed approach for establishing an international alliance of diverse stakeholders charged with addressing the challenges and opportunities in genomic research.