What is a Beacon?
The Beacon project was launched in 2014 to show the willingness of researchers to enable the secure sharing of genomic data from participants of genomic studies. Beacons are web-servers that answer questions such as Does your dataset include a genome that has a specific nucleotide (e.g. G) at a specific genomic coordinate (e.g. Chr.1 position 111,111)? to which the Beacon must respond with yes or no, without referring to a specific individual.
The specification is detailed in the beacon.md document.
This project is licensed under the terms of the Apache2.0 license.
How to contribute
Guidelines for contributing to this repository are listed in the CONTRIBUTING.md document.
How to test
Use Swagger Validator Badge to validate the YAML file.
GitHub projects page
This page is used to plan and manage the work across the ga4gh-beacon repositories, allowing everyone to see what’s already in motion and to work together without duplicating effort.
Notify GA4GH of potential security flaw in specification
To enable a long-term contact for potential security flaws an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org has been set up. This email will be monitored by the GA4GH secretariat and GA4GH security members to allow for an incoming response to be directed to appropriate parties.