MalariaGEN brings together partner studies around the world that are funded from a range of sources. The MalariaGEN resource centre, which provides stewardship of the central resource of samples and data, together with support for sequencing, genotyping, informatics, ethics and capacity building, is funded primarily by the Wellcome Trust.
The foundations for a data-sharing network in the genomic epidemiology of malaria were developed in 2003-5 with grants from the Medical Research Council and the Gates Foundation. MalariaGEN was formally established in 2005 as part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, with joint funding from the Wellcome Trust and the Gates Foundation through the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.
Other substantial contributions to MalariaGEN’s core activities come from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the MRC Centre for Genomics and Global Health. MalariaGEN is part of the European Union EviMalar network.