The MalariaGEN Community

The MalariaGEN community is made up of more than 100 researchers in over 20 countries, working together on projects that require sharing and integration of large amounts of data. Our work involves clinical research, epidemiology, genetics, statistics, parasitology, entomology, immunology, computer science and ethics.  

How we work together

MalariaGEN brings together the work of many different partner studies in malaria-endemic regions around the world, each of which is led by an independent investigator and has its own scientific objectives. MalariaGEN adds value to partner studies by providing access to genotyping and sequencing technologies, and by providing a framework for sharing and integrating data through a series of multi-centre projects that are coordinated by the MalariaGEN Resource Centre.

Information and resources for our partners

Training and capacity building

Between 2006 and 2010, MalariaGEN provided training and support in genetic data analysis for researchers at partner institutions in malaria-endemic countries through a data bursary scheme. The MalariaGEN Resource Centre continues to support our partners through scientific meetings and training workshops.

Ethics and governance

There are many practical and ethical challenges involved in sharing data across a global network comprising investigators and institutions with great disparities in funding and infrastructure. The MalariaGEN Consortium has been working to develop transparent procedures for ethics and governance. We have a governance committee and an independent data access committee, and consortial policies have been defined for data sharing and data access.