A number of ostensibly separate initiatives, with diverse objectives, have begun considering the risks, benefits, and practicalities of unambiguously identifying researchers as they use and contribute to biomedical data sources on the Internet. The GEN2PHEN project is one such initiative, given its general aim of helping to unify human and model organism genetic variation databases towards increasingly holistic views into Genotype-To-Phenotype (G2P) data.
The GEN2PHEN project has the overall ambition of unifying human and model organism genetic variation databases, and doing this in such a way that the resulting holistic view of G2P data can be blended with all other biomedical database domains via one or more central genome browsers.
The GEN2PHEN project aims to unify human and model organism genetic variation databases towards increasingly holistic views into Genotype-To-Phenotype (G2P) data, and to link this system into other biomedical knowledge sources via genome browser functionality. The project will establish the technological building-blocks needed for the evolution of today’s diverse G2P databases into a future seamless G2P biomedical knowledge environment, by the projects end.
G2P Knowledge Centre is part of GEN2PHEN and funded by the Health Thematic Area of the Cooperation Programme of the European Commission
within the VII Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.