The European Genome-phenome Archive of human data consented for biomedical research

Nat Genet. 2015 Jul;47(7):692-5. doi: 10.1038/ng.3312.


The European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) is a permanent archive that promotes distribution and sharing of genetic and phenotype data consented for specific approved uses, but not fully open public distribution. The EGA follows strict protocols for information management, data storage, security and dissemination. Authorized access to the data is managed in partnership with the data providing organizations. The EGA includes major reference data collections for human genetics research.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Access to Information
  • Biomedical Research
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Europe
  • Genome, Human
  • Humans