The Global Biodata Coalition is a membership organisation bringing together public and charitable research funders from around the world. Its governance and operations are set out in a Letter of Understanding.

GBC members are funders of biodata resources that sign the LoU and agree to make an annual financial contribution or who provide in-kind support. Currently there are 11 members, listed on the support page.

The strategic direction of the GBC is set by our Board of Funders, who represent the members. Our work program is managed by a small secretariat, under the leadership of our Executive Director, Guy Cochrane. Please see Who We Are for more details.

An independent Scientific Advisory Board provides expert advice to the Board and Secretariat on developing the GBC’s strategy and activities, and on the broader international landscape in relation to research data in the life and biomedical sciences.

At present the GBC is a virtual organization. We are working to develop a legal entity. Our funds are managed by the Human Frontier Science Program Organization.

GBC Structure

Global Biodata Coalition Structure
Who we are
Scientific Advisory Committee