China National GeneBank takes lead in joining Privacy-Preserving Computing Alliance, Multi-party Genome Analysis Platform for COVID-19 Virus recognized as benchmark case


On December 18, the Data Asset Management Conference 2020, co-hosted by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA) and the Beijing Big Data Centre, was held in Beijing. At this conference, the Privacy-Preserving Computing Alliance was formally established, and China National GeneBank (CNGB) became one of the first organizations to join the alliance.

The Multi-party Genome Analysis Platform for COVID-19 Virus, jointly developed by CNGB and MGI, was selected as a benchmark case in the 2020 Big Data "Galaxy" Case Collection activity, which was co-organized by the CAICT and the CCSA’s Big Data Technology Standard Promotion Committee (CCSA TC601). In the critical period of the fight against COVID-19, the Multi-party Genome Analysis Platform for COVID-19 Virus promotes the real-time sharing of COVID-19 Virus genome data and related evolutionary analysis results, and thus provides comprehensive and effective data support for assessing epidemic risks, initiating public health response measures, and formulating medical countermeasures.