Working Groups


Steering Commitee


On this page, you will find the list of members of the Steering Committee, links to the minutes of their meetings and other documentation about the establishment of the Steering Committee and its purpose and function.

Community Engagement Working Group


The H3Africa Consortium has identified community engagement (CE) as one of the key issues that need to be addressed to support the successful implementation of genomic studies in

Biorepository Users


The Biorepositories users working group (WG) was developed as a way to facilitate the exchange of biobanking information and best practices across the Consortium.

Genome Analysis Working Group


Standardization and harmonization of genomic data with respect to analysis platforms; imputation; data cleaning and quality control

Ethics and Regulatory Issues


This working group will discuss and, where appropriate, develop recommendations on ethical and regulatory issues that Consortium

Outreach and Communications


This working  group’s goal will be to advocate for H3Africa.

Phenotype Harmonization Working Group


Identify common phenotypes across the consortium. Develop phenotyping standard terms where possible.

Education and Coordinated Training Working Group


Our terms of reference

Publications and Marker Paper Working Group


This working group is charged initially with writing an H3Africa Marker Paper and in the longer term developing a Consortium publications policy

Study Coordinators


Facilitate inter-project discussions optimizing grant function. Review draft policy documents and provide practical feedback. Aid and advise launching of new sites

Ethics and Community Engagement


The H3Africa Consortium has identified community engagement (CE) as one of the key issues that need to be addressed to support the successful implementation of

Cardio-Vascular Diseases


To publish the proceedings of the first-of-its-kind H3Africa Cardiovascular Diseases Workshop in a high impact journal thereby launching the activities of the Team into global limelight.

DBAC WG


Terms of reference

Fellows-Club


The H3Africa Fellows Club was a self-initiated group which is supported by the H3Africa Education and Coordinated Training Working Group

Environmental Health


Terms of reference

Data Sharing, Access and Release Working Group (currently retired) Data Support Working Group


The aim of the Data Sharing, Access and Release WG was to develop an H3Africa policy for data release. When the policy development was complete

Genome Analyses Sub Group


Lead manuscript development and oversee publications strategy for the Genome Analysis WG. Conceive and implement cross-consortium genome-wide analyses. Shepherd consortium-wide genomics projects through to a final

HIV & AIDS Working Group


While, the African continent bears a disproportionate burden of HIV infection and disease, most of these studies were done in cohorts from the US and Europe. Very few genomics based research studies have been performed within African populations.

Rare Disease Working Group


Harmonization in anticipation of a consortium-wide evaluation. Patient Diagnosis and Care.

Sustainability Working Group


Establish a path to allow H3Africa to become an African “institution”. Focus of genomics research in Africa = THE place

Mental Health Working Group


Terms of reference