Sharing Resources For Laboratories
The primary method for laboratories to share data is with ClinVar, a freely accessible, public archive hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and funded by intramural National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. Choose one of the resources below to get started.
Learn about the ClinGen & ClinVar Partnership
ClinVar and ClinGen have formed a critical partnership to improve our knowledge of clinically relevant genomic variation. This partnership includes significant efforts in data sharing, data archiving, and collaborative curation to characterize and disseminate the clinical relevance of genomic variation. Learn more.
Benefits of Sharing Variant Classifications with ClinVar
Given the rarity of most variants of clinical relevance, it is imperative that genomic variant classifications and supporting evidence are shared in a public, centralized database such as ClinVar to improve both our understanding of genomic variation and patient care that relies on this information. ClinGen has compiled a handout with a list of benefits of sharing data with ClinVar.