Support to 1+MG

This page gives an overview of how the B1MG project, the 1+MG Initiative, the European Commission and stakeholders work together. It explains the support the B1MG project gives to the 1+MG Initiative.

The role of 1+MG

The 1+ Million Genomes Initiative (1+MG) is a commitment of 23 European countries to give cross-border access to one million sequenced genomes by 2022.

The role of the B1MG project

The B1MG project primary role is to support the implementation of the 1+MG initiative by delivering the B1MG Description of Action (DoA) (project work plan). Amendments to the DoA will be sought to ensure the DoA remains aligned with 1+MG Roadmap. The B1MG Work Package structure ensures that 1+MG Working Groups, Stakeholders and National Mirror Group needs are taken into consideration via the participation in the WPs while implementing the DoA.

The B1MG will co-locate meetings with the 1+MG Coordination Team to align 1+MG and B1MG activities at the strategic and operational levels.

As B1MG project is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) project there will be no (or limited) Research and Innovation (RIA) driven activity. It is a time limited project (June 2020 to May 2023).

B1MG outputs and participation from 1+MG Working Groups (WGs)

B1MG output 1+MG WG
Stakeholders Coordination Group (WP1) WG1, WG7, WG8, WG9, WG10 +NMG + Stakeholders
Minimum recommendation on ELSI and data protection (WP2) WG2
Use cases on agenda basis WG8, WG9, WG10
Minimum standards on data quality and analysis plus data challenges (WP3) WG3, WG4
Minimum common standards to implement the federated infrastructure (WP4) WG5
Inventory of synthetic data and consented data available (WP4) WG5
Maturity model to guide the implementation (WP5) WG5, WG6
Use cases on agenda basis WG8, WG9, WG10
Economic models (WP5) WG6
National mirror groups maturity model to guide their implementation (WP6) WG1, NMG
Sustainability recommendations (WP6) WG1, WG6

The B1MG project will:

The role of the European Commission (EC)

Note: This involves the EC's Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG-Connect), Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG-RTD) and Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG-SANTE).

The 1+MG is a strategically important initiative for the EC to shape Europe’s healthcare and digital future. The EC is the custodian of the 1+MG Declaration, co-drafting, promoting, facilitating implementation and supporting efforts to get new countries to sign.

The EC will link 1+MG with other initiatives implementing the relevant EU priorities (digital agenda, data spaces, AI, cancer beating plan), with ongoing H2020 projects and with future funding opportunities.

The Role of the EC team in 1+MG

The Role of the EC team in B1MG

The role of stakeholders

Stakeholders include:

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