EJP RD Technical Hands-on Workshops: GA4GH Phenopackets

  • 30 avril 2021 - 15:00
  • Online

15:00 - 17:00 CEST (14:00 - 16:00 BST, 09:00 - 11:00 EDT, 22:00 - 00:00 JST), online public event

CONNECTION LINK: It will be sent to registered participants Speakers GA4GH Phenopackets experts: Lindsay Smith, Peter Robinson, Julius Jacobsen ELIXIR Phenopackets users: Melanie Courtot EJP RD Phenopackets users: Leslie Matalonga EJP RD Semantic Phenopackets expert: Rajaram Kaliyaperumal Chair: Núria Queralt Rosinach

The workshop aims at solving questions such as:

  • How can Phenopackets be used in data resources like registries?
  • Why do I need Phenopackets if my data registry is already FAIR?

To identify needs and how Phenopackets can meet them, a Q&A will bring the opportunity to discuss and solve these and further questions.

This 2h workshop consists of giving an overview of the GA4GH Phenopackets standard to get insight of it, its applications and the benefit to adopt it, specifically to the European Reference Networks (ERNs). The topics include:

  • Introduction to GA4GH, Phenopackets and the benefit to adopt it
  • Phenopackets schema (v1 and introduction to v2)
  • Top-level elements of Phenopackets
  • Use of Phenopackets
  • EJP RD semantic Phenopackets


  • ERN registry stewards and data managers
  • FAIRification stewards
  • Electronic Data Capture / registry software engineers
  • Optional:  CDE modellers & RDF experts
  • Optional:  EJP RD external interested users and developers such as ELIXIR members or biomedical researchers worldwide

15:00 – 15:05 CEST

Welcome and introductions 

Speaker: Núria Queralt Rosinach 

15:05 – 15:25 CEST

Introduction to GA4GH Phenopackets 

Speakers: Lindsay Smith, Peter Robinson, Julius Jacobsen 

15:25 – 15:45 CEST

Examples of use of Phenopackets 

Speakers: Melanie Courtot, Leslie Matalonga

15:45 – 16:00 CEST

EJP RD Semantic Phenopackets 

Speaker: Rajaram Kaliyaperumal

16:00 – 16:10 CEST


16:10 – 16:15 CEST

Q&A welcome  

Speaker: Núria Queralt Rosinach 

16:15 – 16:50 CEST

Interactive discussion 


16:50 – 17:00 CEST

Wrap up and end 

Speaker: Núria Queralt Rosinach


  • Start Date:30 avril 2021
  • Start Time:15:00
  • End Date:30 avril 2021
  • End Time:17:00
  • Location:Online