Organisations of all sizes turn to the extensive knowledge bases generated by national population genomics initiatives as they amass a multitude of clinical, omics and phenotypic data from diverse participants.
A fundamental challenge for researchers lies in accessing these knowledge bases as the data is subject to strict national regulatory frameworks. Data is restricted from leaving secure environments, making large-scale genomic data migration unfeasible and leaving us with extensive data silos.
The importance of breaking down data silos to accelerate the sharing of these knowledge bases cannot be underestimated. Consequently, it is imperative we turn to innovative and future-proof solutions to enable distributed data analysis, while avoiding data movement across borders.