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Wed, 03 Aug



The Genomic Data Diversity Initiative: Information Sessions & Kick-offs

As part of Genomic Data Diversity theme, we are launching the Genomic Data Diversity Initiative which aims to source, curate, build & spread tools that make genomics as equitable as possible.

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The Genomic Data Diversity Initiative: Information Sessions & Kick-offs
The Genomic Data Diversity Initiative: Information Sessions & Kick-offs

Time & Location

03 Aug 2022, 16:00 – 17:30 BST


About the event

The Genomic Data Diversity Initiative is an open source, community-driven project which aims to provide all the practical tools and resources that researchers, community leaders, clinicians and decision-makers in academia, industry and the public sector may need to ensure that the genomic projects they work on are as equity-enhancing as possible.

The initiative will be launch in September 2022, but between now and then we are:

  • 🗄️ Sourcing and curating any tool we can find of relevance
  • 🗣️ Speaking to as many people as possible to get our setup right
  • 🌊 Bringing in our first wave of tool-contributing and community partners

We will be hosting 2 information sessions in August (they will be the same session repeated in order to cover multiple time zones and avoid holidays) with contributing partner organisations and those across the community with an interest in genomics/data/equity. Anyone with a curiosity can attend, but if you're interested in understanding what it means to be a "partner", check out this page.

These sessions will be an opportunity for current and potential partners and members of the genomic/data/equity community to meet, get a bit more information and detail on the initiative's set up so far, and help brainstorm on few key decisions the initiative is looking to make in the coming few weeks. Particularly at this early stage, we want to ensure we are reflecting the views and opinions of community in the initiative's design.

The Genomic Data Diversity Initiative (temporary name) is currently being hosted within the Data Science for Health in its pre-launch phase so please check out our interim website & Notion page here.

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