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A Catalog of Published Genome-Wide Association Studies

Update (5/12/15): The NHGRI-EBI GWAS Catalog has moved to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) at Users may now find the new search interface and updated content at this site.  Questions about the GWAS Catalog may be directed to

Why has the catalog moved to EMBL-EBI?
From September 2010 to the present, delivery and development of the Catalog has been a collaborative project between EMBL-EBI and NHGRI. In March 2015 the Catalog infrastructure moved to EMBL-EBI to enable delivery of an improved user interface, including ontology driven Catalog searching, and new curatorial infrastructure, supporting improved QC processes. Catalog content available through this original GWAS Catalog website was last updated on February 20th 2015 with all previous and updated content available at EMBL-EBI. 

The new NHGRI-EBI Catalog of published genome-wide association studies (GWAS Catalog).
Read our recent article from Nucleic Acids Research.

Published Genome-Wide Associations
Credit: Darryl Leja and Teri Manolio, NHGRI; Tony Burdett, Dani Welter, and Helen Parkinson, EBI

An archived tab-delimited file of the GWAS Catalog content prior to the EBI transition is available here: Tab Delimited File

The genome-wide association study (GWAS) publications in the Catalog include a primary GWAS analysis, defined as array-based genotyping and analysis of 100,000+ pre-QC SNPs selected to tag variation across the genome and without regard to gene content.  GWAS data from published studies which are incorporated into new GWAS analyses are eligible, provided they meet the other criteria.  Studies imputing sequencing data to genotyping arrays are eligible as long as the arrays include sufficient genome-wide coverage so that the post-imputation analysis meets the definition of a GWAS analysis, as described above. The scope of the GWAS Catalog is currently being expanded to include studies of large-scale targeted/non-genome-wide arrays, including the Metabochip, Immunochip and Exome arrays. This is currently in a pilot phase where prioritization of targeted and exome array studies for inclusion in the Catalog is by 1) relevance of the trait analyzed 2) user request.  

How to cite the NHGRI GWAS Catalog:
MacArthur J, Bowler E, Cerezo M, Gil L, Hall P, Hastings E, Junkins H, McMahon A, Milano A, Morales J, Pendlington Z, Welter D, Burdett T, Hindorff L, Flicek P, Cunningham F, and Parkinson H. The new NHGRI-EBI Catalog of published genome-wide association studies (GWAS Catalog). Nucleic Acids Research, 2017, Vol. 45 (Database issue): D896-D901.

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Notice: The updated Catalog content may now be searched at

An archived, tab-delimited file of the GWAS Catalog content prior to the EBI transition is available here: Tab Delimited File

Date Added to Catalog (since 11/25/08) First Author/Date/ Journal/Study Disease/Trait Initial
Sample Description
Replication Sample Description Region Reported Gene(s) Mapped Gene(s) Strongest SNP-Risk Allele Context Risk Allele Frequency in Controls P-value
OR or beta-coefficient and [95% CI]
[SNPs passing QC]
12/16/13 Kapoor M
June 07, 2013
Hum Genet
A meta-analysis of two genome-wide association studies to identify novel loci for maximum number of alcoholic drinks.
Alcohol consumption 2,322 European ancestry individuals from 118 families, 2,593 European ancestry individuals View full set of 16 SNPs Illumina
[4,058,415] (Imputed)
4q23 ADH1B ADH1B rs1229984-? missense 0.03 2 x 10-8 NR
11p15.4 LMO1 LMO1 rs4758317-? intron 0.42 7 x 10-7 .08 [0.041-0.119] unit decrease
9p22.3 Intergenic TRNAH5 - CDCA4P1 rs59677118-? 0.06 1 x 10-6 .14 [0.081-0.199] unit increase
NA TLR1 NA rs55731057-? 0.25 3 x 10-6 .08 [0.041-0.119] unit decrease
14q22.3 Intergenic AP5M1 - NAA30 rs7144649-? 0.23 4 x 10-6 .09 [0.051-0.129] unit increase
3q26.32 Intergenic LINC00578 rs1353899-? intron 0.22 4 x 10-6 .09 [0.051-0.129] unit decrease
2q33.1 PLCL1 PLCL1 rs67031482-? intron 0.48 4 x 10-6 NR
20q13.31 Intergenic RBM38 - HMGB1P1 rs59972978-? 0.2 5 x 10-6 .09 [0.051-0.129] unit decrease
22q12.1 Intergenic RPL15P22 - MN1 rs16985179-? 0.11 6 x 10-6 .12 [0.061-0.179] unit decrease
1q41 ESRRG ESRRG rs7553212-? intron 0.32 7 x 10-6 .07 [0.031-0.109] unit increase

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Catalog Data Last Updated: February 20, 2015
Web Page Text Last Updated: September 16, 2015