Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Enabling responsible genomic data sharing for the benefit of human health.

About Our resource

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) is a policy-framing and technical standards-setting organization, seeking to enable responsible genomic data sharing within a human rights framework.

GA4GH is an international, nonprofit alliance formed in 2013 to accelerate the potential of research and medicine to advance human health. Bringing together 500+ leading organizations working in healthcare, research, patient advocacy, life science, and information technology, the GA4GH community is working together to create frameworks and standards to enable the responsible, voluntary, and secure sharing of genomic and health-related data. All of our work builds upon the Framework for Responsible Sharing of Genomic and Health-Related Data.

GA4GH Connect is a five-year strategic plan that aims to drive uptake of standards and frameworks for genomic data sharing within the research and healthcare communities in order to enable responsible sharing of clinical-grade genomic data by 2022. GA4GH Connect links our Work Streams with Driver Projects—real-world genomic data initiatives that help guide our development efforts and pilot our tools.



To accelerate progress in genomic research and human health by cultivating a common framework of standards and harmonized approaches for effective and responsible genomic and health-related data sharing.


  1. Collaborate with the international genomics community to identify and create the standards, tools, and policy frameworks most needed to share data. 

  2. Innovate on new and existing standards and approaches for data sharing. 

  3. Accelerate progress in genomic science and human health by lowering the barriers to collaboration and data sharing.

Collaborate with Us

Our Services and Expertise are widely available to researchers in Canada and internationally.

Our Team

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Peter Goodhand

  • Chief Executive Officer

Justina Chung

  • Project Coordinator

Our Career Opportunities

The AO team is on the lookout for dedicated and talented people to participate in our culture of innovation and excellence.

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Project Coordinator

Toronto, Ontario