What is the Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GECIP)?
A community of approved researchers with access to the Genomics England Research Environment. This secure workspace provides a place to carry out research on de-identified datasets in the National Genomics Research Library, gaining novel disease and patient-related insights.
The aim is to enable scientific discovery and accelerate its translation into patient care.
Who can join GECIP:
Improve patients' lives
Increasing the medical impact on patients by advancing secure, shared access to relevant genomic data between researchers and clinicians.
Support researchers using our data for basic science, target discovery, predictive modelling and translational research for clinical trials, as well as oversee data access and security.
GECIP and its domains
GECIP is organised into ‘domains’. These domains are groups of researchers, NHS clinical disease experts, NHS healthcare professionals and trainees that align to different rare diseases and cancers. There are also cross-cutting domains that carry out research across multiple areas.
Our research community
Researchers and clinicians, from both academia and the NHS, are working together to continually analyse data from the Genomics England datasets with the aim of creating better clinical understanding and better patient outcomes.
Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GECIP) rules
Expectations of GECIP members
There are expectations of members of the GECIP research community that go beyond data access and analysis. These include:
Contribution to the knowledge base for genome interpretation (for example via PanelApp)
Active and effective collaboration within your GECIP domain and with other GECIP domains
Expert assistance in genome interpretation to improve diagnostic yield for NHS Genomic Medicine Centres (GMCs)
Contribution to training within your domain where needed
Contribution to the ongoing management and administration of the GECIP domain where requested
When a proposed research plan overlaps with projects that are already part of the domain’s detailed research plan, we would expect new GECIP members to collaborate with those already undertaking the analysis
Other activities in line with the provisions of the GECIP Rules