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Consortia of genome-wide association studies (GWAS)


Welcome to the WikiGenes catalog of GWAS consortia.

This catalog is a product of two surveys sent to GWAS investigators in March and April 2011. Our intent was to facilitate collaboration and encourage cross-study analyses. Our specific goals were to:

  1. Develop a catalog of GWAS consortia with information on each;
  2. Develop a catalog of GWAS studies and information on the availability of phenotype data;
  3. Assess the growth, number, size and characteristics of consortia;
  4. Make this information available publicly so it could serve as a resource for GWAS investigators planning research studies or desiring collaboration;
  5. Promote future cross-study and cross-consortia collaborations and investigations; and
  6. Inform potential funders of the needs of GWAS consortia.

The results of our surveys are now available through Nature Precedings , and we anticipate final publication of the Commentary and supporting documents in Nature Genetics in February 2012.

We encourage your participation in developing this resource by contributing to improvements of this catalog of GWAS consortia. If you participate in one or more consortia, please check the consortia listing, contribute any missing or erroneous data, and identify any new, emerging and evolving consortia (e.g. those undergoing name changes, splits and consolidations).

We hope that collaboration will help scientists identify genetic loci associated with many different phenotypes and increase the power to study less common outcomes.

Thank you for your interest and support!


List of GWAS consortia in alphabetical order

  1. ABC (African-American Breast Cancer Consortium)
  2. ADGC (Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Consortium)
  3. ANZgene (Australia and New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium)
  4. arcOGEN
  5. Asian Barrett's Consortium
  6. Asian Cohort Consortium
  7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder GWAS Consortium (Psychiatric GWAS Consortium)
  8. BC2OS (Breast Cancer Consortium for Outcomes And Survival)
  9. BCAC (Breast Cancer Association Consortium)
  10. B-CFR (Breast Cancer Family Registry)
  11. BEACON (International Barrett's and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium)
  12. Body Mass Index (BMI) and All Cause Mortality Pooling Project
  13. BPC3 (Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium)
  14. BTEC (Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium)
  15. CADISP (Cervical Artery Dissections and Ischemic Stroke Patients)
  16. CALiCo Consortium (Genetic Epidemiology of Causal Variants Across the Life Course)
  17. CARDIoGRAM (Coronary ARtery DIsease Genome wide Replication and Meta-analysis consortium)
  18. CARe (Candidate-gene Association REsource)
  19. C-CFR (Colon Cancer Family Registry)
  20. CGASP (Consortium of Genetic Association of Smoking Related Phenotypes)
  21. CGN (Cancer Genetics Network)
  22. CHARGE (Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology)
  23. CIMBA (Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2)
  24. CKDGen Consortium
  25. CLIC (Childhood Leukemia International Consortium)
  26. COGENT (COlorectal cancer GENeTics)
  27. Cognitive Aging Genetics in England and Scotland
  28. Cohort Consortium
  29. CRC (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Research Consortium)
  30. DentalSCORE (Dental Strategies Concentrating on Risk Evaluation)
  31. DGI (Diabetes Genetics Initiative)
  32. DIAGRAM (Diabetes Genetics Replication And Meta-analysis Consortium)
  33. DRIVE (Discovery, Biology, and Risk of inherited Variants in breast Cancer
  34. E2C2 (Epidemiology of Endometrial Cancer Consortium)
  35. EADI (European Alzheimer's Disease Initiative)
  36. EAGLE (The EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology Consortium)
  37. EGG (Early Growth Genetics)
  38. eMERGE (Electronic Medical Records & Genomics)
  39. ENGAGE (European Network of Genomic and Genetic Epidemiology)
  40. ENIGMA (Evidence-based Network for the Interpretation of Germline Mutant Alleles Consortium)
  41. EUROCRAN (European Collaboration on Craniofacial Anomalies)
  42. EUROSPAN (European Special Population Network)
  43. GAPPS (Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth)
  44. GARNET (Genomics and Randomized Trials Network, or Genome-wide Association Research Network into Effects of Treatment)
  45. GEC (Genetic Epidemiology of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Consortium)
  46. GECCO (Colorectal Cancer GWAS Consortium)
  47. GEFOS (Genetic Factors of Osteoporosis Consortium)
  48. GELCC (Genetic Epidemiology of Lung Cancer)
  49. GEM (Genes, Environment and Melanoma)
  50. GEMINI (Gene-Environment Meta-analysIs of NIcotine dependence) Consortium
  51. GENEVA (GENe EnVironment Association studies)
  52. GenoMEL (Melanoma Genetics Consortium)
  53. GIANT (Genome-wide Investigation of ANThropometric measures)
  55. Global BPGen Consortium
  56. Global Lipid Genetics Consortium
  57. HaemGen (Haematology Genetics Consortium)
  58. I4C (International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium)
  59. ICBC (International Consortium of Bladder Cancer)
  60. ICPCG (International Consortium on Prostate Cancer Genetics)
  61. IGAP (International Genomics of Alzheimer's Project)
  62. IIBDGC (International Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium)
  63. ILCCO (International Lung Cancer Consortium)
  64. IMMC (International Multiple Myeloma Consortium)
  65. INHANCE (International Head and Neck Cancer Consortium)
  66. InterLymph (International Consortium on Lymphoma Epidemiologic Studies)
  67. International Cancer Genome Consortium
  68. International Endogene Consortium
  69. International Headache Genetics Consortium
  70. International Kawasaki Disease Genetics Consortium
  71. International Type 2 Diabetes Consortium
  72. ISGC (International Stroke Genetics Consortium)
  73. LACE (Latin American Cancer Epidemiology Consortium)
  74. LIPID MAPS (Lipid Metabolites And Pathways Strategy)
  75. MADCaP (Men of African Descent and Prostate Cancer)
  76. MAGIC (The Meta-Analyses of Glucose and Insulin-related traits Consortium)
  77. MECC (Molecular Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer)
  78. NEIGHBOR (National Eye Institute Glaucoma Human Genetics CollaBORation)
  79. neuroCHARGE: CHARGE neurology working group
  80. NGFN (German National Genome Research Network)
  81. Nutritional Genomics Consortium
  82. OCAC (Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium)
  83. OCCC (Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium)
  84. Ox-GSK (Oxford-GlaxoSmithKline consortium)
  85. P3G Consortium (Public Population Project in Genomics)
  86. PACGENE (Pancreatic Cancer Genetic Epidemiology Study)
  87. PAGE (Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology)
  88. PANC4 (Pancreatic Cancer Case Control Consortium)
  89. Pancreatic Cancer Cohort Consortium
  90. PanScan
  91. PBTC (Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium)
  92. PGRN Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN)
  93. POCRC (Pacific Ovarian Cancer Research Consortium)
  94. Post-Genome Wide Association Initiative
  95. PREGENIA (Preterm Birth and Genetics International Alliances)
  96. PROSE (Prevention and Observation of Women of African Ancestry Breast Cancer Study Surgical Endpoints)
  97. Radiogenomics Consortium
  98. ReproGen Consortium
  99. SHARe (SNP Health Association Research)
  100. SHARP (SHARe Asthma Resource Project)
  101. SpiroMeta Consortium
  102. STAMPEED (SNP Typing for Association with Multiple Phenotypes from Existing Epidemiologic Data)
  103. STOMP (Study of Tobacco in Minority Populations) Genetics Consortium
  104. SUNLIGHT Consortium (Study of Underlying Genetic Determinants of Vitamin D and Highly Related Traits)
  105. TAG (The Tobacco, Alcohol and Genetics Consortium)
  106. TREAT-OA (Translational Research in Europe Applied Technologies for OsteoArthritis)
  107. TRICL (Transdisciplinary Research in Cancer of the Lung)
  108. Twins Eye Study in Tasmania and Brisbane Adolescent Twin Study
  109. Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium
  110. VDPP (Vitamin D Pooling Project)
  111. WECARE (Women, Cancer and Radiation Exposure)
  112. WTCCC (Wellcome Trust Case-Control Consortium)










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