WP1: Defining the key approaches of the Slovene Genome Project in the fields of science and medicine
The goal of this work package is to define the scope, approach, and strategies of the Slovene Genome Project. The use of modern technologies, standards and analytical approaches will facilitate the development of the diagnostics of rare diseases and expedite the implementation of personalised medicine.
WP2: Development of an innovative bioinformatics platform for genomic data
We will develop a standardised platform for the exchange of genomic data between domestic and international research centres.
WP3: The establishment of ethical and legal policies and guidelines
In cooperation with domestic and foreign experts, we aim to prepare medico-ethical guidelines and legislation addressing the Slovene Genome Project.
WP4: Education of the professionals and the public
Educational tools and materials, designed to inform professionals as well as lay public about the purpose and long-term benefits of the genome project, will raise high awareness and increase general knowledge about the importance of the initiatives for collecting national genomic data.
WP5: Pilot genome sequencing project
New genomic data of the Slovenian population will be generated through a pilot project, which will represent a foundation for the establishment of genome medicine in Slovenia. The activities in this work package will serve as a pilot test for the activities in other work packages.