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Chair: Peter Taschner 
HVP ICO contact: Amy McAllister
Creation date: 2012


The Gene/Disease Specific Database Advisory Council is the Human Variome Project's representative body for Gene/Disease Specific Databases. As a formal representative body of the Human Variome Project Consortium, the ICCAC plays an important role in the operation of the Project. Specifically, the role of the G/DSDBAC is to:

  1. Promote and develop the work of Gene/Diseases Specific Databases – both their own and others within the network – through active participation in meetings and relevant official working groups and by representing the Human Variome Project at various national and international fora;
  2. Contribute to the development of Human Variome Project official documentation including Activity Proposals, Standards Development, the Human Variome Project Solution Blueprint and the Human Variome Project Roadmap;
  3. Provide information on the activities of member databases for Human Variome Project reports and publications;
  4. Take an active role in the expansion of the network of international Gene/Disease Specific Databases by providing guidance for other Consortium Members in initiating, developing, financing and operating their databases;
  5. Provide guidance and advice to the International Scientific Advisory Committee and Human Variome Project Board on matters concerning gene/disease specific collection and sharing of genetic variation information.


Peter E M Taschner (Chair) Lluis Montoliu
Almudena Fernández Magali Olivier
Alberto Battistini Marc Ferre
Alex Hewitt Martina Witsch-Baumgartner
Ammar Al-Chalabi Mary Fujiwara
Ammar Husami Mauno Vihinen
Arleen Auerbach Nancy Braverman
Bing Yu Paola Carrera
Bruce Gottlieb Pascal Escher
Daniel Bichet Raoul Hennekam
Daniel Hampshire Raymond Dalgleish
David Baux Richard van Wijk
Derek Lim Ronald Trent
Eamonn Maher Rosemary Ekong
Etienne Mornet Sarah E A Leigh
Finlay Macrae Sarah Sim
Jean-Pierre Bayley Stefan Aretz
Johan T den Dunnen Sue M Povey
Johannes Zschocke Tamas Hegedus
Judith Anne Savige Timothy Barret
Julie Vogt Tom Winder
Katarzyna Wertheim-Tysarowska Yves Sabbagh


Meeting Calendar

Work Products

Gene/Disease Specific Database Advisory Council Work Products