More than a year before each Genetic Analysis Workshop, suggestions for topic and appropriate data sets are solicited from people on the GAW mailing list (which now includes more than 1500 individuals).
The GAW Advisory Committee reviews contributions for relevance to the GAW topics. Contributions are assembled and distributed to all participants approximately two weeks before the Workshop. Participation in the GAWs is limited to investigators who (1) submit results of their analyses for presentation at the Workshop, or (2) are data providers, invited speakers or discussants, or Workshop organizers.
GAWs are held just before the meetings of the American Society of Human Genetics or the International Genetic Epidemiology Society, at a meeting site nearby.
We choose a location that will encourage interaction among participants and permit an intense period of concentrated work.
The proceedings of each GAW are published. Proceedings from GAW17were published late 2011 in part by Genetic Epidemiology (Volume 35, Supplement 1, 2011) and in part by Biomed Central (BMC Proceedings, Volume 5, Supplement 9, 2011).
A very large synthetic dataset has been created based on the GAW14 COGA data. For information on obtaining the dataset, click here.
A limited number of copies of the Genetic Epidemiology journal containing the GAW16 summary papers are available. If you would like to request a copy, please send an email to Vanessa Olmo. Be sure to include a mailing address. Priority will be given to GAW16 participants on a first come-first serve basis.