• Posted: May 29, 2015
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Beacon Project

Being implemented on the website of the world's top genomic organizations to test the willingness of international sites to share genetic data.

About this Project

The Beacon project is a project to test the willingness of international sites to share genetic data in the simplest of all technical contexts. It is defined as a simple public web service that any institution can implement as a service. The service is designed merely to accept a query of the form "Do you have any genomes with an 'A' at position 100,735 on chromosome 3" (or similar data) and responds with one of "Yes" or "No." A site offering this service is called a "beacon". This open web service is designed to be technically simple, easy to implement, and to not return privacy violating information.

For current Beacons, and a short guide about how to light a Beacon, please visit:

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Leadership

  • Marc Fiume Marc Fiume
    • Co-Lead, Group
  • Serena Scollen Serena Scollen
    • ELIXIR
    • Hinxton, United Kingdom
    • Co-Lead, Group

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DataRegulatory and Ethics

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Topics:

  • Database