European Genome-phenome Archive
The EGA contains exclusive data collected from individuals whose consent agreements authorise 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. As an example, only members of the EGA team are allowed to process data in a secure computing facility. Once processed, all data are encrypted for dissemination and the encryption keys are delivered offline. An independent Ethics Committee audits the EGA protocols and infrastructure. The EGA help desk will answer any requests at firstname.lastname@example.org.