NHGRI Analysis Visualization and Informatics Lab-space


Working Groups

AnVIL's working groups take on the responsibility for specific portions of the project and its day-to-day operations.

Working groups are dynamic and are formulated as needed in the course of the project.

Data Submission and Ingestion Working Group

The Data Submission and Ingestion Working Group defines and monitors the technical and operational processes associated with the submission, ingestion, and validation of AnVIL data.

  • AnVIL Data Ingestion team members (Broad)
  • Matt Lewis (Broad) organizer

Data Access Working Group

The Data Access working group defines the methods used to securely control and grant access to restricted access datasets hosted within AnVIL, including managing automated credential handoff and developing streamlined processes for handling Data Access Requests.


  • Elena Ghanaim (NHGRI)
  • Jonathan Lawson (Broad)
  • Kate Balaconis (Broad) organizer

Phenotype Working Group

The Phenotype Working Group ensures that the datasets hosted in AnVIL are incorporated in a manner that facilitates research driven by phenotypic questions.


  • Robert Carroll (VUMC)
  • Jeff Klann (MGH)
  • Queenie Ho (VUMC) organizer


Portal Working Group

The portal working group organizes and publishes AnVIL's website.


  • Benedict Paten (UCSC)
  • Mike Schatz (JHU)
  • Ben Vizzier (UCSC) organizer

Outreach Working Group

The Outreach working group creates scalable onboarding content, provides training, and offers support solutions for the AnVIL project.


  • Jeffrey T. Leek (Fred Hutch)
  • Ava Hoffman (Hutch)
  • Frederick Tan (Carnegie)
  • Natalie Kucher (JHU) organizer


Technical Working Group

AnVIL's technical working group provides direction and recommendations to the developers of the AnVIL project.


  • Mike Schatz (JHU)
  • Stephen Mosher (JHU) organizer


Leadership TeamOversight Committee
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