In the initial phase of MalariaGEN our primary goal was to build a data-sharing network across different study sites in malaria-endemic countries, and to provide our partners with access to state-of-the-art genotyping and sequencing technologies.  We have developed a range of web interfaces and user-friendly tools to enable MalariaGEN partners to download and analyse genotyping and sequencing data on the samples that they have collected.

The MalariaGEN community is now working to make these data accessible to the scientific community as a whole. We are also working to build capacity for data analysis in malaria-endemic countries, to ensure that researchers who contribute to MalariaGEN projects are not placed at a disadvantage when data from their samples are released into the public domain.

Below are links to MalariaGEN datasets that are currently available. We are working hard to release more datasets, so please check again in a few months.

Human genetic determinants of resistance to malaria

Plasmodium falciparum Community Project

Open access data resources:

  • Sequence read data - open access sequence read data hosted by the European Nucleotide Archive

Managed access data resource:

  • Sample information - download information about the samples and sequence data included in published population-level analyses. To access this information, you'll need to log in and accept the terms of use. If you do not have a user account, you're invited to create an account and become a member of the MalariaGEN data-sharing community.

Data resources for MalariaGEN partners:

  • My Genotypes - browse genotype calls for individual parasite samples you have contributed to the community project
  • My Studies - view the current status of your contributed samples and download data reports 


  • Pf3k pilot data release 2 – This release contains sample information and accession numbers, analysis BAMs and genotypes for 1,931 samples comprised of the 1,794 samples included in the Pf3k 1.0 pilot release along with an additional 137 samples contributed by the Broad Institute.
  • Pf3k 1.0 pilot data release – This release contains sample information and accession numbers for sequence reads for 1,794 samples. The MalariaGEN P. falciparum Community Project, together with their partners, contributed the samples that comprise this initial release. 

Plasmodium falciparum genetic crosses

Data resources for MalariaGEN partners:

Anopheles gambiae 1000 Genomes