2015-2016 Beacon project

The goal of the project is to provide consent-based access to genomic data in the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA, a joint project of EMBL-EBI and the CRG in Barcelona) as well as national resources in Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands by establishing GA4GH Beacons.

The project is funded through ELIXIR Hub a series of Implementation Studies.The first of these focused on establishing Beacons within ELIXIR Nodes and resulted in six ELIXIR Beacons in:

Included within this was a Security Workshop held in Hinxton (31st May - 1st June) Agenda & Slides

The study is now completed, the details are available in the End report. This project helped established a close relationship between ELIXIR and GA4GH. (link

The outcome of this study is summarised in a webinar 

The work was picked up in further Implementation Studies (2017, 2018

The ongoing work on the Beacon Project is coordinated by the ELIXIR Human Data Community


1 September 2015 to 31 December 2016

Nodes involved: