Data is the fundamental unit of genomics. However, data management is a key challenge to both genomic health and research with: the large scale of data generated by genomic testing; the importance of data sharing to improve understanding of human genetics; and the sensitivity of a person’s genomic information. Australia’s clinical and research genomic data assets should be managed as an ongoing legacy to drive research discovery and clinical diagnosis, in accordance with the permissions of data donors, and attuned to the concerns of the public and vulnerable communities. Australian Genomics is embarking on projects to progress the secure, standardised management and sharing of genomic data and related health information.
Data sharing infrastructure / practices
The most powerful genomic research and discoveries happen when data can be shared, combined and...
Pilot genomic information management implementations
It is essential that genomic sequences and related data are captured, analytical processes are harmonised,...