Global Alliance For Genomics and Health
In October 2017, it struck formal collaborations with fifteen international genomic data initiatives. Researchers at KCCG are involed in three of these initiatives:
- Australian Genomics Health Alliance is an NHMRC funded research collaboration of more than 70 organisations committed to integrating genomic medicine into healthcare in Australia.
- Monarch Initiative is driven to truly integrate biological information using semantics and present it in a novel way. Their niche is the use of computational reasoning to compare phenotypes both within and across species, with the ultimate goal of improving biomedical research.
- Matchmaker Exchange was launched in October 2013 to find genetic causes for patients with rare disease. This involves a growing federated platform (Exchange) to facilitating the matching of cases with similar phenotypic and genotypic profiles (matchmaking) through standardised application programming.
These collaborations are part of GA4GH Connect, a 5-year vision to promote the GA4GH standards and frameworks for genomic data discovery, analysis, and interpretation to enable responsible sharing of clinical-grade genomic data by 2022.