ATTACHED TEAM LEADER: Arcadi Navarro (on leave)


TECHNICIANS: Angel Carreño, Oscar Martinez, Sabela de la Torre, Mauricio Moldes, Audald Lloret-Villas, Nino Spataro, Aina Jené (since April), Frederic Haziza (since July)


The EGA is a service for permanent archiving and sharing of all types of personally identifiable genetic and phenotypic data resulting from biomedical research projects. The data at EGA was collected from individuals whose consent agreements authorize data release only for specific research use or to bona fide researchers. Strict protocols govern how information is managed, stored and distributed by the EGA project.

Since its launch, researchers from around the world have deposited and accessed data from more than 1700 studies in the EGA of various types. These studies vary from large-scale array-based genotyping experiments on thousands of samples in case-control designs or population based studies, to sequencing-based studies designed to understand changes in the genome, transcriptome or epigenome in both normal tissue and in various diseases such as cancer. As a result, the EGA has grown from about 50 TB to 5800 TB during the last six years.


  • Secure storage and distribution of human personal identifying data
  • Analysis of relationships between genomes and phenomes
  • Driver project of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
  • ELIXIR Beacon
  • ELIXIR Core Data Resource of fundamental importance to the life science community and the long-term preservation of biological data
  • Major player in EXCELERATE (HORIZON 2020) project, specially Local EGA
  • OpenRiskNet


Stephanie O, Dyke M, et al (including Jordi Rambla de Argila).
“Registered access: authorizing data access.”
European Journal of Human Genetics, 26:1721–1731 (2018).