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GA4GH Community Standards, Conventions & Practices

This website from the GA4GH Community represents information about data standards, computational conventions and procedures, "biodata" mappings and schema components which have found some consensus among GA4GH members or have been used in approved GA4GH standards. It does not aim to represent complete stand-alone standards such as VRS, Phenopackets or Beacon though parts or methods related to those will contribute to the content of the site.

Non-authorative documentation

At this time the documents should not be considered "authoritative GA4GH recommendations" and are not managed through the GA4GH TASC team. They rather represent prototype documentation and implementation examples contributed by GA4GH members. For more information on GA4GH, please visit the GA4GH Website.

News and Announcements

GA4GH Community Standards Prototype Launch

A New Hope

Based on the widespread interest of more general documentation of best practices at GA4GH Connect April 2023 we're looking into a restart and reframing of the "Standards and recommendations" parts of {S}[B] SchemaBlocks into a general "genomic standards and use practices at GA4GH" concept.

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{S}[B] Site Relaunch

New {S}[B] site goes live

The new {S}[B] today went live under the main domain. Only a few schemas are available so far but additionally the legacy source links are maintained.

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{S}[B] Site Beta Launch

Re-design & Re-focus

After some low-level activity, the SchemaBlocks site has been relaunched with a new design and content concept (still as as of this date).

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New blocks repository: SB-DUO

DUO Data Use Ontology in {S}[B]

Isuru Liyanage and Melanie Courtot have created a first version of an {S}[B] SchemaBlocks representation for the DUO Data Use Ontology standard.

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Notes about SchemaBlocks for HCA

At the January 28 call of the Human Cell Atlas, Michael Baudis gave a brief introduction about the SchemaBlocks project and its role in GA4GH.

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SchemaBlocks at GA4GH Boston

Presentations in the Discovery Work Stream Session

At the Discovery work stream session of the 7th GA4GH plenary, several presentations were centered around SchemaBlocks or the use of it as a resource to drive project development.

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