Research in genomics and health and accompanying technologies generates large, well-characterized data sets from population samples. These studies will allow the biomedical community to unravel the complex genetic and environmental interactions responsible for most common diseases.
The Public Population Project in Genomics and Society (P³G) is an international consortium dedicated to the development and management of a multi-disciplinary infrastructure that can compare and merge results from studies, biobanks, research databases and other similar health and social research infrastructures conducted around the world. Through its tools, support and network, P³G can help the international research community to consider more effective health care strategies aimed at disease prevention, and tailoring treatments and promoting the health of individuals, families and communities.
P³G's mission is to lead, catalyze, and coordinate international efforts and expertise to optimize the use of studies, biobanks, research databases and other similar health and social research infrastructure towards improving the health of individuals and populations. P³G is committed to
- Maintaining a global vision of the scientific, technical, ethical, legal, social environmental, economic and behavioral issues that need to be addressed;
- Promoting pre-competitive data sharing while respecting all applicable legal and ethical obligations; and
- Supporting and enabling wide access to research tools and expertise.
An International Consortium
P³G is an international consortium comprised of: Institutional members that conduct, use or collaborate with or plan to be involved in such fashion with health studies, biobanks, research databases and other similar health research infrastructures; and, of individual members from academic, public and private organizations committed and capable of furthering the objectives of P³G.
P³G has achieved a critical mass to form the principal international body for the harmonization of public population studies in genomics and society.