Open Humans Foundation

The Open Humans Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to making a wide spectrum of data about humans accessible to increase biological literacy and improve human health.


Open Humans

Open Humans is a project and community that enables individuals to connect their data with research and citizen science.

Personal Genome Project

The Open Humans Foundation helps support the Global Network of Personal Genome Projects. These studies are dedicated to using an ethical "open consent" format to create public resources of genome data, health information, and cell lines.

GET Conference

Since 2010, we've also organized the GET Conference, an annual gathering that brings together leading thinkers to discuss how we measure and understand people and their traits. Recent years have also featured GET Labs, where researchers bring their studies to recruit and work with participants, and the GETy Awards, honoring excellence in participant-centered research.



Mad Price Ball
Executive Director
Bastian Greshake Tzovaras
Director of Research
Stephanie Unna
Web Development & Operations

Board of Directors

Karien Bezuidenhout
John Cammack
George Church
Juan Enriquez
Steven Keating
Michelle Meyer


Jason Bobe
Executive Director Emeritus

Governance documents

As part of our commitment to transparency, the governance documents of Open Humans Foundation are publicly available:

Contact Us

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Open Humans Foundation
423 Brookline Avenue, #323
Boston MA 02215-5410