About GEUVADIS

GEUVADIS: Genetic European Variation in Disease (http://www.geuvadis.org), is a European Medical Sequencing Consortium aiming at sharing capacity across Europe in high-throughput sequencing technology to explore genetic variation in health and disease. It is funded by the European Commission 7th framework program under the Coordination and Support Action scheme. It started on the 1st October 2010, and ends on 31st December 2013. The project Coordinator is Xavier Estivill from Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona.

About GEUVADIS European Exome Variant Server (GEEVS)

The GEUVADIS European Exome Variant Server (GEEVS) was created in the context of GEUVADIS WP5: Biological and Medical Interpretation of Sequence Data.

Disclaimer

The submitters are responsible to ensure that all data they submit to GEEVS fulfill all applicable legal and ethical requirements, and notably that the individuals from whom the data was extracted have signed a relevant consent form approving of the submission of their data in a pooled database.

Confidentiality

GEEVS will only publish aggregate exome variant frequencies from a pool of data provided by the submitters. Each submission is composed of data from a minimum of 50 samples. No personal data (age, sex, surname, country of origin, presence or absence of specific traits) will be available in GEEVS from any single individuals. Data available for pooled data will be: country where the data was processed, and disease which has been studies. The GEEVS responsibles are aware of the literature concerning the identification of individuals from pooled genomic data, and of the ethical and legal regulations of privacy in genomics research (see bibliography below). GEEVS responsibles will make all possible efforts to ensure that individuals will be non-identifiable to the greatest possible degree within GEEVS.

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