Published January 27, 2023 | Version v1
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GDI: D1.12: GDI quarterly implementation report - draft

  • 1. ELIXIR Hub
  • 2. CSC


The European Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI) is a deployment project, co-funded by the Digital
Europe programme. GDI's main objective is to realise the data infrastructure required by the 1+MG
initiative to share high-quality genotypic and phenotypic data across borders; the 1+MG Virtual
Cohort. Countries participating have committed to reach a concrete operational level before the end
of the project (progressing across different phases: onboarding, deployment or operational) which
will require them to fulfil technical and non-technical requirements.

In addition, the establishment of required technical capacity in each node has been identified as a
critical factor for the success of the project and the long-term sustainability of the data infrastructure
and the initiative.

This document presents the initial process and assets to monitor the deployment of the European
Genomic Data Infrastructure that will be initially focussed on:
● the deployment of the technical expertise required to deploy and operate the European
Genomic Data infrastructure to share access to data across borders, building the technical
capacity to run the infrastructure beyond the end of the project, and,
● the evolution of the European Genomic Data Infrastructure Nodes. GDI Nodes will transition
across different phases in their journey to be fully operational and integrated into the
European Genomic Data Infrastructure.

These monitoring processes and tools are aiming to support GDI Nodes in their journey by assessing
their progress on a quarterly basis and providing them with useful guidance and recommendations
to reach their individual objectives, as well as the project objectives summarised in the commitment
to have 6 nodes technically operational by 2024. This will be extended to 15 nodes by 2026 with
three additional nodes reaching deployment and two more nodes reaching onboarding.

A summary of the information collected every quarter will be presented to the 1+MG Group (in
addition to be shared with project participants) in order to gather the contributions and support of the
1+MG Group on the direction of travel and their assistance in removing any roadblocks that could be

This draft version will trigger the gathering of preliminary information from the GDI Nodes which will
provide feedback to improve the processes and assets that have been built to gather the information
and support them in their journey. Their feedback will be incorporated into the first release due at M6
(April 2023) that will be used to establish the baseline at the country level by M7 (May 2023).

The current scope and content of the quarterly report could be updated if there is a need to modify
it to better support the countries in their commitments or to facilitate reaching the overall project's
initiatives. For instance, monitoring of the volume of data available in the European Genome
Dashboard or via the 1+MG infrastructure could be implemented in the near future.


GDI project receives funding from the European Union’s Digital Europe Programme under grant agreement number 101081813.


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