Laboratory Data Sharing

Learn how to share variant interpretations and suppporting observations from your laboratory with ClinVar.

Sharing Resources For Laboratories

The primary method for laboratories to share data is with ClinVar, a freely accessible, public archive hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and funded by intramural National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. Choose one of the resources below to get started.

Learn about the ClinGen & ClinVar Partnership

ClinVar and ClinGen have formed a critical partnership to improve our knowledge of clinically relevant genomic variation. This partnership includes significant efforts in data sharing, data archiving, and collaborative curation to characterize and disseminate the clinical relevance of genomic variation. Learn more.

Benefits of Sharing Variant Classifications with ClinVar

ClinGen has compiled a handout with a list of benefits of sharing data with ClinVar.

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Clinical Lab Data Sharing List

Join the list of clinical labs who meet a minimum standard of data sharing.

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ClinVar Submission Instructions

Need assistance preparing your ClinVar submission? Find guidance from ClinGen.

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ClinVar Submission Portal

Ready to submit your data to ClinVar? Go directly to the Submission Portal. You can upload a submission template or access the ClinVar Submission Wizard.

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Consent Resources

A customizable consent form and supplementary video for broad genomic data sharing.

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Sample Data Sharing Protocols

Sample protocols for genomic data sharing.

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Variant-Level Submission Guidance

Points to consider for sharing variant level information from clinical genetic testing with ClinVar.

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Preferred Condition List

Resource for identifying the preferred Condition terms to submit to ClinVar with clinical significance assertions.

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